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#26 deSitter

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Posted 28 June 2024 - 05:16 PM

Keep lots of air on it. Don't squeeze out the air when you cap it. It has an anaerobic aspect to triggering. It likes a fractal surface and tight squeezes. I have an old round Tupper lid with a few bottles on it, some maybe 5 to 10 years. I seriously doubt anything 10 years but I could see 5. A few bottles spreads around the use for awhile. I'm good if I can shake a bottle and feel it hear it (keep it aired up) and it looks good. It has that acrid aspect too.  I like blue. Red can get pretty grippy on itty bitty. Easy to destroy small things. 

My application has to work and it's a 1/2"x13 thread so I bought the bullet so to speak. I still have some old around here and will try some experiments.

 

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Posted 29 June 2024 - 11:01 PM

Use Green Loctite, that stuff seems to last forever.

 

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Posted 29 June 2024 - 11:45 PM

Red (and blue) Loctite is used in autos all the time on bolts that are critical like wheel bearing hub assemblies.  Once cured, practically, it lasts forever.  That said, if you have an old tube of Loctite that is more than 2 years old (opened or unopened), time to get some fresh stuff.

 

 

I miss when all the auto parts shops used to sell those nifty little single use red loctite squeeze packs. Now I usually get a use or two before I need to buy a new bottle... mad.gif



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Posted 01 July 2024 - 09:47 AM

I miss when all the auto parts shops used to sell those nifty little single use red loctite squeeze packs. Now I usually get a use or two before I need to buy a new bottle... mad.gif

Every time you have to buy new, I hope it doesn't cost too much, lol. But if you want to really save do like we did for decades on that sort of thing, use a dab of clear nail polish and it lasts for years and years and its cheap, lol.


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#30 Forrest Babcock

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Posted 08 July 2024 - 05:38 PM

I use 20 year old blue locktite.  It still bonds well for some reason.  I know it is probably not good.  But just sayen it has been working for me since around the year 2000.


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Posted 08 July 2024 - 08:19 PM

Locktite not only goes bad when it expires in the bottle but also on the application you use it on. Horological folks were using it to secure lantern pinions and discovered they came loose several years later. That time matched the expiration date on the bottle they had. Scary stuff!

 

I would not trust this product and have steered clear of it, there are plenty of alternatives out there.

 

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Posted 08 July 2024 - 09:32 PM

If it’s liquid it’s good. I’ve no idea if that’s true, but that’s my position when it comes to using the stuff.


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Posted 09 July 2024 - 09:57 AM

If it’s liquid it’s good. I’ve no idea if that’s true, but that’s my position when it comes to using the stuff.

You are correct.



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Posted 09 July 2024 - 10:03 AM

Locktite not only goes bad when it expires in the bottle but also on the application you use it on. Horological folks were using it to secure lantern pinions and discovered they came loose several years later. That time matched the expiration date on the bottle they had. Scary stuff!

 

I would not trust this product and have steered clear of it, there are plenty of alternatives out there.

 

Gary

Several years, thats a long time to be worrying, ya think. As I said back before loctite the good technical / mechanical guys used clear nailpolish, it secured forever, try it and see for yourself. Maybe a touch with some sort of electric welder might suit better, lol.



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Posted 09 July 2024 - 10:06 AM

Use JB Weld that will hold it if you are really worried about nothin.




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