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Blue loc-tite?

Discussion in 'HPI Baja' started by Jeremy1976, Feb 22, 2007.

  1. Jeremy1976

    Jeremy1976 Well-Known Member

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    I know this is a little different than nitro R/C but on my nitros I blue loc-tite everything that is metal on metal or aluminum. Especially motor mounts and chassis stuff. IS it the same with the Baja's? Are you guys loc-titing stuff on them to prevent them from backing out due to vibration? Thanks
     
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    I do use loctite! but a very mild one and what ever i can i use spring washers to give more support! I REALLY LIKE THIS FORUM GUYS! THERE IS LOADS GOING ON,ON HERE!!!!!
     
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    Everything I have read says yes, Metal to metal. HPI has it as required tools in their 5B manual. They recommend Red and Green. Ill disagree with that and say Blue will be fine. Im still a noob with 5B and my be wrong.

    FYI Green is designed to seep into the threads and self distribute evenly. Its great stuff but I see head stripping issues on the hardware in my crystal ball.

    Have you seen the Blue Locktite sticks yet? Changed my life.
    http://www.teamfasteddy.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=33&products_id=139
     
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    marder69 Well-Known Member

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    I used green before couldn't get nothing back out lol
    NOW that looks a must for the toolbox
     
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    All I use it blue on my nitros. Thanks
     
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    When HPI refers to red & green, I think they are referring to HPI loctite but don't hold me to that. I use blue loctite on all metal-metal on the Baja. Alot of it has locknuts too, I don't use it on them & whatever you do, DON"T over tighten the wheel nuts!1 The nuts are serated & hold amzingly well!!
     
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    Thats all you need for sure .I would use the sticks eddy posted there the whip.
     
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    Get the stick from Fast Eddy!!! Really easy to work with! Eddy's ok too!!! LOL
     
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    I already have two tubes of the liquid stuff so I should be good. A little goes a long way.
     
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    Liquid locktite will separate over time. Make sure you agitate it well before using it.

    I don't use locktite with Ni-lock nuts but do use it on a regular nut even with a lock washer.
     
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    Green is similar in strength to the red when applied properly. I wouldn't use it on the Baja. Purple for small screws, and blue for everything else.
     
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    Definitely shake it before using it. Did I just say that? Shake up your tube of blue before using it. Noooo, that doesn't sound good either. Oh, well it does separate or was that you will get separated oh, well you get the idea.:laugh:
     
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    Avtha Avtha thats all folks lol....
     
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    yeah i use blue to . i always give it a good shake before i use it
    even put a small drop on the lock nuts aswell .alittle cant hurt .
     
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    i usually only use blue lock tight
     
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    I use blue on everything even metal to plastic. It cant hurt.
     
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    I use super glue on plastic, the loctite has no affect on plastic. Put a drop of SG on the threads or the head of the screw, good to go.
     
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    Whatever u use never put the green stuff on any part u plan to remove frequently...I made the mistake of using green penetrating Loctite(cause I had it in my tool box figured what the hell) I had to drill the heads of my screws to get the engine off. From that day forward its blue loctite gel for everything.
     
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    or you could use tire glue.

    eddie. permatex makes a blue paste in a tube. awsome to use. the best thing about it is i got it for free a hole tube when they had there permotion. i think this tube will last forever. im also still on my first very small bottle of liquid blue but dislike that because it doesn't dry and hold fast.