rumble seat: 10/10/2000 - 1/1/1900 5:39:07 PM
Some of us (read us old timers) don`t remember from day to day what uses each Loctite product has. The following is from some Loctite literature and contains some of their exact wording that I`ve put in quotes.
rumble seat: 10/8/2000 - 1/1/1900 12:54:42 PM
Freeing up Locktite
Came across one of those trick things we all love a few weeks back. Working on a friend`s flathead steering. He`d used red locktite to keep the bolts from loosening and the stuff was really holding. It was in a place where a torch couldn`t be used due to proximity of electrical wiring etc. I had just picked up the cheater bar when another friend dropped by. Saw me with the cheater bar and asked what I was doing. Told him. He said his wife(!) had came through his shop while he was working to free up some locktited bolts and had told him of a super easy way to get the locktite bolts loose WITHOUT the use of heat! Just put a dab of fresh locktite on the bolt and wait about 10 minutes and it`ll loosen all the old set-up locktite! Tried it and the bolts felt like they`d never had any locktite on them! NEAT TIP. Especially for those of us who use green locktite on our Johnson adjustable lifters and we have to reset them.
Bruce Lancaster: 10/11/2000 - 1/1/1900 8:57:44 AM
RE: Loctite Applications
Two more goodies from loctite: They make a two-part compound with `weld` in the name that is for fixing or adding material to broken castings. It is fantastically strong and will stick well in real-world settings that are not surgically clean. It`s something to try before you throw out that irreplaceable but cracked part. Another is a thread restorer that allows quick and very strong repairs of stripped fasteners. I`ve used it and think it`s probably a good permanent fix for anything but the most critical fasteners. You have to be quick to use it, though--it hardens a lot faster than the instructions indicate. These would be good items to have when on the road for emergency repairs, and might well afford some permanent solutions. Bruce