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Old 05-17-2010, 01:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Types of Loctite - what kinds should the amateur mechanic have on hand?

There seems to be quite a few different types of Loctite just for thread locking. There are several different kinds within these categories: high strength, low strength, removable, wicking.

What kinds should an amateur mechanic have on hand? It's spinning my little brain.

Here are a few links:

High Strength: Threadlockers, Thread Sealers, Gasketing, Retaining. Loctite® Anaerobic Adhesives For Professionals.

Low strength: Threadlockers, Thread Sealers, Gasketing, Retaining. Loctite® Anaerobic Adhesives For Professionals.

Removable: Threadlockers, Thread Sealers, Gasketing, Retaining. Loctite® Anaerobic Adhesives For Professionals.

Wicking: Threadlockers, Thread Sealers, Gasketing, Retaining. Loctite® Anaerobic Adhesives For Professionals.
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1-bottle of blue.

1-bottle of red.
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1-bottle of blue.

1-bottle of red.
Yes, but there are 10 different types of red and 10 different types of blue!

Give me some numbers please! Numbers seem to be 2xx or 2xxx.
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Yes, but there are 10 different types of red and 10 different types of blue!

Give me some numbers please! Numbers seem to be 2xx or 2xxx.
....That's all i got Tim.
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OK. Red is high strength. Purple is low strength. And Blue is removable. Still confused.
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Blue tastes sweet, Red is kinda bitter...

Blue pretty much just gums up the threads, makes it harder for them to walk themselves out.

Red isn't really "permanent" but you're likely to strip the head breaking it loose.
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After some more looking around . . .

Blue, 24x, medium strength, removable with normal hand tools
Red, 26x-27x, high strength, removable with heat and hand tools

I think a bottle of blue-243 and red-263 would probably do it. Craiger, is this what you have?
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Blue tastes sweet, Red is kinda bitter...
Add more gin to cover the taste.

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Red isn't really "permanent" but you're likely to strip the head breaking it loose.
Use heat?
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Heat would probably work better....

I've used green and a purple before, Blue and Red are pretty much all you'll really need.

I think it's 242 for blue and 271 for red
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I can check the number when i get home,but i've never had a prob, with either.of course i always use the proper tools for every thing.I only use the red for stuff that's very unlikely to have to be removed again.
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