Which formula of Green Loctite is best to use on the MK2 nuts and bolts holding the verticle Z-frame?
 

Which formula of Green Loctite is best to use on the MK2 nuts and bolts holding the verticle Z-frame?  

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david.b14
(@david-b14)
Honorable Member

Hello,

Which Green Loctite is the best?

Amazon sell Green Loctite in these formulations:
680, 609, 648, 290, 648, 620

Since this can be removed with "Aircraft paint remover" of which the primary ingredient was Methylene Chloride, I should go with the strongest formula. Rust-oleum has this product, https://www.amazon.com/Rust-Oleum-Automotive-255448-32-Ounce-AircrAft/dp/B003Z8XUAQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1479298053&sr=8-1&keywords=Aircraft+paint+remover

There is no reason to use Loctite 19269 7649 Primer N Activator, correct?

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Posted : 16/11/2016 11:52 am
jon.m
(@jon-m)
Eminent Member

Just go to an auto store and buy a sample or small bottle of Blue lock tight from Permatex or the like. This is a printer, not an F-14. You will be fine with blue.

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Posted : 16/11/2016 11:20 pm
Omikron
(@omikron)
Estimable Member

Just go to an auto store and buy a sample or small bottle of Blue lock tight from Permatex or the like. This is a printer, not an F-14. You will be fine with blue.

Actually, green is actually better for this application since green is designed to wick into threads after they've been tightened. Blue, red, purple, and others are supposed to be applied to threads before tightening, which gives a narrower window of adjustment.

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Posted : 17/11/2016 2:26 am
Nigel
(@nigel)
Honorable Member

Lock the thread with an easily removable loctite, you may need to adjust in the future. Look up the colour or color < for the spell checker.

Nigel
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Posted : 17/11/2016 4:35 am
jon.m
(@jon-m)
Eminent Member

Just go to an auto store and buy a sample or small bottle of Blue lock tight from Permatex or the like. This is a printer, not an F-14. You will be fine with blue.

Actually, green is actually better for this application since green is designed to wick into threads after they've been tightened. Blue, red, purple, and others are supposed to be applied to threads before tightening, which gives a narrower window of adjustment.

Not to debate on the ins and outs of Loctite, but any will wick. Again, this isn't Aerospace standards. Blue wicks just fine and has thread creep too. Mine will never move and I applied after adjusted.

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Posted : 22/11/2016 9:08 pm
david.b14
(@david-b14)
Honorable Member

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Posted : 28/11/2016 10:57 pm
joan.t
(@joantabb)
Veteran Member Moderator

Looks like non of them are certified for 3D
printers 🙂

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Posted : 06/12/2016 4:57 pm
PJR
 pjr
(@pjr)
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Looks like non of themail are certified for 3December printers 🙂

Joan

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Posted : 06/12/2016 5:10 pm
joan.t
(@joantabb)
Veteran Member Moderator

Yup! 8- (

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Posted : 06/12/2016 5:38 pm
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