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Old 09-09-2007, 07:14 PM   #1
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Question Loctite

I'm running low on blue Loctite again and I was wondering if any of you guys have tried the "stick" type that I've seen on the shelf. I have always used the liquid but I also have a lot of blue spots on my bike sheds cement floor too.
If the stick works as well, I could avoid the spills. Either way, 'when you ride a bike you have got to LOCTITE'.
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Old 09-09-2007, 07:18 PM   #2
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I'm running low on blue Loctite again and I was wondering if any of you guys have tried the "stick" type that I've seen on the shelf. I have always used the liquid but I also have a lot of blue spots on my bike sheds cement floor too.
If the stick works as well, I could avoid the spills. Either way, 'when you ride a bike you have got to LOCTITE'.
I've used both the stick, and a tube of sort of gel. Both seem to work just as well as the liquid and are easy to deal with .

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Old 09-09-2007, 07:31 PM   #3
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+1 on the stick

Get 2 - 1 red for stuff you never want to come apart & 1 blue for what will eventually have to come apart

So easy to use
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Old 09-09-2007, 07:49 PM   #4
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The stick stuff rocks, and its less messy.

Worth the $ IMO.
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Old 09-09-2007, 07:54 PM   #5
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This thread reminds me I need to pick some up for my KLR
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Old 09-09-2007, 09:13 PM   #6
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This thread reminds me I need to pick something up that fell off my KLR
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Old 09-09-2007, 09:56 PM   #7
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I'm running low on blue Loctite again and I was wondering if any of you guys have tried the "stick" type that I've seen on the shelf. I have always used the liquid but I also have a lot of blue spots on my bike sheds cement floor too.
If the stick works as well, I could avoid the spills. Either way, 'when you ride a bike you have got to LOCTITE'.
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Old 09-10-2007, 06:28 AM   #8
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I have easy access to the traditional liquids and the Quickstix and still use both of them.

You can't use the Quickstix in blind holes since the application technique is different. So you dribble the liquid in the female hole.

When working on bikes or just about anything else, I use the Quickstix now.

I like them because they don't drip, less mess, you can apply the material to all of your bolts at once assembly line style before you use them, the material doesn't drip off, and they fit easy in my toolroll.

Anaerobic materials like threadlockers will stress crack certain types of harder plastic faster than you can spit if drops of product get on plastic surfaces. Anaerobic materials can also remove the shine from certain types of harder plastics when drops get on a surface.

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Old 09-13-2007, 05:03 PM   #9
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The gel stuff seems to work okay in some applications. I don't see anything on it though, that says what version of Loctite it is, so it may not work for all applications. Say you need 243 for the oil resistance for example. I mean, I'd use the gel on handguard bolts, but wouldn't trust say, the bolts holding my clutch together.
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Old 09-13-2007, 07:34 PM   #10
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Seems like the loctite 243 is the weapon of choice for most of applications here. When my bottle runs out I'll have to try out the stick. 2HE
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Old 09-13-2007, 08:47 PM   #11
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The gel stuff seems to work okay in some applications. I don't see anything on it though, that says what version of Loctite it is, so it may not work for all applications. Say you need 243 for the oil resistance for example. I mean, I'd use the gel on handguard bolts, but wouldn't trust say, the bolts holding my clutch together.
Looks like the stick is equivalent to 242:
http://www.autobarn.net/xxxw-loc37643.html
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Old 09-14-2007, 05:52 AM   #12
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The gel stuff seems to work okay in some applications. I don't see anything on it though, that says what version of Loctite it is, so it may not work for all applications. Say you need 243 for the oil resistance for example. I mean, I'd use the gel on handguard bolts, but wouldn't trust say, the bolts holding my clutch together.
The gel isn't Loctite. It's another brand and I haven't used it.

243 is an oil tolerant blue medium strength threadlocker which doesn't require you to shake it up like the older technology 242 blue threadlocker.

Oil tolerant only refers to the materials ability to work well on as-received lightly oiled threaded fasteners. This product would also work well on fasteners you use that might be oily and you don't feel like cleaning and degreasing the threads before reusing them (which you shouldn't do anyway but we all do)

I like the 248 Sticks better for some applications but the liquids are useful in other applications. Just think of these products as different tool.

If the product is blue, it'll behave just like 242 blue threadlocker-very similar breakloose and prevailing loosening torques.

I'm ADVriders very own unofficial official Loctite factory rep. part-time Lobotomist and seeker of truth and I approved this message.

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Old 09-16-2007, 07:24 PM   #13
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After wasting ~57.2% of my last bottle I'm a stick convert.
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Old 09-17-2007, 05:35 PM   #14
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243 is an oil tolerant blue medium strength threadlocker which doesn't require you to shake it up like the older technology 242 blue threadlocker.
Hi. I've wondered about this. Why do they not just junk the 242 and only make 243? Seems the commercial product (Permatex) is often 242, but why, when 243 is easier to use because it is more tolerant of oily parts? Last question :-) Is 243 simply a newer, all-around better product than 242?
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Old 04-12-2009, 01:31 PM   #15
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So you dribble the liquid in the female hole.
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