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Old Dec 18, 2002, 01:15 AM
rkremser
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loctite red vs blue

What is the difference between loctite blue and red? I was sold red but
I've only recently seen reference to blue.


Old Dec 18, 2002, 03:35 AM
Wilbur Wilburforce
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Re: loctite red vs blue

Red is permanent, blue is semi-permanent.


Will


Old Dec 18, 2002, 03:35 AM
Philip Martin
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Re: loctite red vs blue


"rkremser" <rkremser & @hotmail.com (remove &)> wrote in message
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> What is the difference between loctite blue and red? I was sold red but
> I've only recently seen reference to blue.
>
>

Red sets HARD, you will be pushed to undo a screw set with this, especially
on a heli (small screws etc). OTOH, blue will hold but is easily breakable
for when the inevitable repair\maintenance session is required.

Phil Martin.



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Old Dec 18, 2002, 03:45 AM
Richard D.
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Re: loctite red vs blue

The RED loctite, the color of the fluid not the bottle, is a PERMANENT
Loctite and should only be used on components that you are not planning
to remove.

The BLUE loctite, the fluid, is removable loctite, one of the names it is
given is "Thread 'n lock" as it is placed onto the threads of the screw
or bolt and then screwed together. It will harden up after awhile and
prevent the bolt or screw from coming apart from vibration.

Hope this helps.

Richard D.

Former Airline Mechanics Credo:

We the willing
Led by the ungrateful!!!
Have been doing the impossible
For so long
With so little
That we are now qualified
To do anything
With nothing at all...


rkremser wrote:

> What is the difference between loctite blue and red? I was sold red but
> I've only recently seen reference to blue.
>


Old Dec 18, 2002, 01:36 PM
Blair Stearn
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Re: loctite red vs blue


I had a problem with blue being too permanent
on really small parts (2mm allen bolts etc) and have
gone to Loctite Purple for the really small bits.

Works great! No more stripped allen bolts.

Blair







On Wed, 18 Dec 2002 08:29:27 GMT, "Richard D." <ramboamt@prodigy.net>
wrote:

> The RED loctite, the color of the fluid not the bottle, is a PERMANENT
>Loctite and should only be used on components that you are not planning
>to remove.
>
> The BLUE loctite, the fluid, is removable loctite, one of the names it is
>given is "Thread 'n lock" as it is placed onto the threads of the screw
>or bolt and then screwed together. It will harden up after awhile and
>prevent the bolt or screw from coming apart from vibration.
>
> Hope this helps.
>
>Richard D.
>
>Former Airline Mechanics Credo:
>
>We the willing
>Led by the ungrateful!!!
>Have been doing the impossible
>For so long
>With so little
>That we are now qualified
>To do anything
>With nothing at all...
>
>
>rkremser wrote:
>
>> What is the difference between loctite blue and red? I was sold red but
>> I've only recently seen reference to blue.
>>


Old Dec 18, 2002, 06:03 PM
Graham F Taylor
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Re: loctite red vs blue

A tip from Down Under..... Don't use INOX to lube anything near your
Loctite ... it dissolves it !!!! A friend lost tail rotor control because
of it.

GT Darwin
"rkremser" <rkremser & @hotmail.com (remove &)> wrote in message
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> What is the difference between loctite blue and red? I was sold red but
> I've only recently seen reference to blue.
>
>



Old Dec 18, 2002, 11:02 PM
stymye
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Re: loctite red vs blue

the purple milky(222ms) is for 1/4(6mm) and smaller screws .blue
milky(222) is for anything larger.

"Blair Stearn" <milli-pilot@shaw.ca> wrote in message
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>
> I had a problem with blue being too permanent
> on really small parts (2mm allen bolts etc) and have
> gone to Loctite Purple for the really small bits.
>
> Works great! No more stripped allen bolts.
>
> Blair
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> On Wed, 18 Dec 2002 08:29:27 GMT, "Richard D." <ramboamt@prodigy.net>
> wrote:
>
> > The RED loctite, the color of the fluid not the bottle, is a PERMANENT
> >Loctite and should only be used on components that you are not planning
> >to remove.
> >
> > The BLUE loctite, the fluid, is removable loctite, one of the names it

is
> >given is "Thread 'n lock" as it is placed onto the threads of the screw
> >or bolt and then screwed together. It will harden up after awhile and
> >prevent the bolt or screw from coming apart from vibration.
> >
> > Hope this helps.
> >
> >Richard D.
> >
> >Former Airline Mechanics Credo:
> >
> >We the willing
> >Led by the ungrateful!!!
> >Have been doing the impossible
> >For so long
> >With so little
> >That we are now qualified
> >To do anything
> >With nothing at all...
> >
> >
> >rkremser wrote:
> >
> >> What is the difference between loctite blue and red? I was sold red

but
> >> I've only recently seen reference to blue.
> >>

>



Old Dec 22, 2002, 05:32 PM
easynews
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Re: loctite red vs blue

If you ever find it difficult to undo a thread with loctite on it, try
gently heating it (small soldering orn / blow torch etc), once warn it will
be MUCH easier to undo. Obviously be careful not to damage anything with the
heat!

Anthony


"Richard D." <ramboamt@prodigy.net> wrote in message
news:3E00328E.7040405@prodigy.net...
> The RED loctite, the color of the fluid not the bottle, is a PERMANENT
> Loctite and should only be used on components that you are not planning
> to remove.
>
> The BLUE loctite, the fluid, is removable loctite, one of the names it is
> given is "Thread 'n lock" as it is placed onto the threads of the screw
> or bolt and then screwed together. It will harden up after awhile and
> prevent the bolt or screw from coming apart from vibration.
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> Richard D.
>
> Former Airline Mechanics Credo:
>
> We the willing
> Led by the ungrateful!!!
> Have been doing the impossible
> For so long
> With so little
> That we are now qualified
> To do anything
> With nothing at all...
>
>
> rkremser wrote:
>
> > What is the difference between loctite blue and red? I was sold red but
> > I've only recently seen reference to blue.
> >

>



Old Dec 22, 2002, 05:32 PM
easynews
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Re: loctite red vs blue

If you ever find it difficult to undo a thread with loctite on it, try
gently heating it (small soldering orn / blow torch etc), once warn it will
be MUCH easier to undo. Obviously be careful not to damage anything with the
heat!

Anthony


"Richard D." <ramboamt@prodigy.net> wrote in message
news:3E00328E.7040405@prodigy.net...
> The RED loctite, the color of the fluid not the bottle, is a PERMANENT
> Loctite and should only be used on components that you are not planning
> to remove.
>
> The BLUE loctite, the fluid, is removable loctite, one of the names it is
> given is "Thread 'n lock" as it is placed onto the threads of the screw
> or bolt and then screwed together. It will harden up after awhile and
> prevent the bolt or screw from coming apart from vibration.
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> Richard D.
>
> Former Airline Mechanics Credo:
>
> We the willing
> Led by the ungrateful!!!
> Have been doing the impossible
> For so long
> With so little
> That we are now qualified
> To do anything
> With nothing at all...
>
>
> rkremser wrote:
>
> > What is the difference between loctite blue and red? I was sold red but
> > I've only recently seen reference to blue.
> >

>




Old Dec 22, 2002, 05:32 PM
easynews
Guest
n/a Posts
Re: loctite red vs blue

If you ever find it difficult to undo a thread with loctite on it, try
gently heating it (small soldering iron / blow torch etc), once warm it will
be MUCH easier to undo. Obviously be careful not to damage anything with the
heat!

Anthony


"Richard D." <ramboamt@prodigy.net> wrote in message
news:3E00328E.7040405@prodigy.net...
> The RED loctite, the color of the fluid not the bottle, is a PERMANENT
> Loctite and should only be used on components that you are not planning
> to remove.
>
> The BLUE loctite, the fluid, is removable loctite, one of the names it is
> given is "Thread 'n lock" as it is placed onto the threads of the screw
> or bolt and then screwed together. It will harden up after awhile and
> prevent the bolt or screw from coming apart from vibration.
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> Richard D.
>
> Former Airline Mechanics Credo:
>
> We the willing
> Led by the ungrateful!!!
> Have been doing the impossible
> For so long
> With so little
> That we are now qualified
> To do anything
> With nothing at all...
>
>
> rkremser wrote:
>
> > What is the difference between loctite blue and red? I was sold red but
> > I've only recently seen reference to blue.
> >

>




Old Dec 23, 2002, 04:22 AM
Wilbur Wilburforce
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Re: loctite red vs blue

is there an echo round here?

Will


 


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