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Old 04-29-2010, 04:06 PM
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Just checking to see what kind of loctite is used for the screws on this EXI 450 and 500, is there a certain color or type of loctite???
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Default RE: What kind of loctite is needed?

Iuse the blue loctite...I believe the brand is permatex. Iknow in the directions for my Raptor it says to use medium strength loctite(or another brand). Also, don't use loctite on screws that screw into plastic.
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Default RE: What kind of loctite is needed?

Awesome....thanks Blue Loctite it is and for metal to metal contact only
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Default RE: What kind of loctite is needed?

Blue locktite is the one.

I use Z42 from Frank Tiano (Zap)
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Default RE: What kind of loctite is needed?

try to find the stick or paste blue loctite , the liquid one gets messy .
http://www.readyheli.com/Loctite-248...k_p_34932.html
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blue locktite is flexible so fasteners can be removed. red locktite is permament.
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Very important, IF the nut is self locking, do not use loctite. It will be permament most likely.
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loctite 222
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Default RE: What kind of loctite is needed?

If you have a electric powered model blue is okay if you are using Nitro GREEN is the best. Still able to remove if needed but the nitro will not melt the GREEN Lock tight you can use it on NON Nitro, it works better then blue same cost. NAPA Auto sell it. You be Hard pressed at Autozone Or Pepboys to Find it.

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Very important, IF the nut is self locking, do not use loctite. It will be permament most likely.
Well you're half right.

You don't use locktite on self locking nuts. The reason is because the locktite will attack the plastic locking ring and break it down.
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You better hope it gets bathed in nitro green loctite is made to lock gears and sprockets to shafts. If that stuff sets up in an enviriment that is helpful to the loctite then you can forget about salely removing screws. If you have a lathe or drill press then no problem. My advice is when it comes to hobbies use red as a last resort unless you never have to take it apart then green would be fine

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Default RE: What kind of loctite is needed?

Loctite makes sooo much stuff (consumer, industrial (broken into auto, aerospace, electrical, etc) that I think we may be talking about two different "green" loctites. On top of that there are other companies that make "threadlock". I suspect that both of you are correct, and both wrong.

Download this pdf document and on page 11 it shows what I normally think of for red, blue and green - the stuff I get at Lowes, Home depot and the many different auto parts stores. [link]http://www.loctiteproducts.com/common/graphics/upload/all/loctite_product_catalog.pdf[/link]

It shows that green (290) is essentially the same as blue (242) and can be removed. The difference is it can be applied after assembly. Doesn't say it can hold up to solvents or stuff like nitro, and it can be removed.

I also notice the stuff from Zap is numbered Z-42 for blue (same as loctite 242) and Z-71 for red (same as loctite 271).

I use blue 242.
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Default RE: What kind of loctite is needed?

Good point I'm used to the industrial stuff so what I work with doesn't get watered down so to speak. But 242 loctite is standard everywhere and yes you are right there is many formulas but we don't need them all here if you stick with blue and keep an eye on things then that's the best way to go
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Loctite 242 Blue here''
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