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Posted: 3/17/2005 2:15:44 PM EST
Sorry if this is a newbie question, but I am a loctite newbie. A small tube of it came with my ARMS #40 BUIS and I was wondering about how/if I should use it. Should I only use it if the mounting bolt seems to have a problem with walking out when I fire it (I haven't taken it to the range yet) or should I just put it on from the beginning. Do I just unscrew the mounting bolt, squeeze some loctite onto the threads, and screw it back in?
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 2:17:39 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 2:22:48 PM EST
Better to do it now and not have problems later
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 2:25:21 PM EST

Originally Posted By stretch415:
Better to do it now and not have problems later



If it is threaded, clean it, then loctie it. No more needs to said.
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 4:31:47 PM EST
I had the same question a few months ago. Use the blue stuff (#242 IIRC), put two drops on the bolt (enough to lightly cover the threads), tighten it, then leave it alone for a while as the stuff hardens. It won't be going anywhere, but you can still get it off if needed.
Link Posted: 3/18/2005 2:44:23 AM EST
Thanks guys, the loctite was alot easier to apply than I had envisioned (I was thinking it would be something like plumber's epoxy rather than oil -- I don't know why). It's locktite'd and ready to rock&roll when it gets warmer and I go to the range!
Link Posted: 3/18/2005 5:41:09 AM EST

Originally Posted By Creeper1313:
...Do I just unscrew the mounting bolt, squeeze some loctite onto the threads, and screw it back in?



Yes. Do it now, don't wait till you get home from the range and realize the nut has loosened up and fallen off...
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