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Posted: 1/3/2015 5:02:21 PM EST
I've never removed the handguard on my IDF Tavor, and the armorer's manual
as well as numerous Youtube demonstrations recommend using loctite on
the screws when reattaching the handguard/forend.

I'm not keen on putting loctite on any part which I may choose
to remove/reattach periodically. Is this necessary? Will
my handguard come loose if I don't?

Thanks.
Link Posted: 1/3/2015 5:23:21 PM EST
A drop or two of Blue Loctite (242) is never a bad idea on a screw that "could" back out. I've been using it for years on various applications. There are no issues removing the screws after-the-fact with a screw driver.
Just be sure to "never" use the Red Loctite (262), as it's semi-permanent. It requires heat to remove the screws.
Link Posted: 1/3/2015 5:29:29 PM EST
This is what you want. Made for smaller screws.
Loctite 222
Link Posted: 1/3/2015 5:38:14 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Tactical_T:
A drop or two of Blue Loctite (242) is never a bad idea on a screw that "could" back out. I've been using it for years on various applications. There are no issues removing the screws after-the-fact with a screw driver.
Just be sure to "never" use the Red Loctite (262), as it's semi-permanent. It requires heat to remove the screws.
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Wouldn't it damage the screws to regularly loctite, then unscrew them?

I'm the type of guy who thoroughly disassembles and cleans his rifles each time I fire it.

Or, on the other hand, would it hurt to leave it non-loctited? Would it come off during rough use/handling?
Link Posted: 1/3/2015 5:44:02 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Frostburg:


Wouldn't it damage the screws to regularly loctite, then unscrew them?

I'm the type of guy who thoroughly disassembles and cleans his rifles each time I fire it.

Or, on the other hand, would it hurt to leave it non-loctited? Would it come off during rough use/handling?
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Originally Posted By Frostburg:
Originally Posted By Tactical_T:
A drop or two of Blue Loctite (242) is never a bad idea on a screw that "could" back out. I've been using it for years on various applications. There are no issues removing the screws after-the-fact with a screw driver.
Just be sure to "never" use the Red Loctite (262), as it's semi-permanent. It requires heat to remove the screws.


Wouldn't it damage the screws to regularly loctite, then unscrew them?

I'm the type of guy who thoroughly disassembles and cleans his rifles each time I fire it.

Or, on the other hand, would it hurt to leave it non-loctited? Would it come off during rough use/handling?


The purple is made for just this type of use. Frequent adjustments on smaller screws, typically a 1/4" or less in diameter. I've used it for years on everything, notably my Sig Sauer grips screws which at the time were notorious for loosening on they're own. I even use it on the screws that hold my pocket clips on my knives. No issues.
Link Posted: 1/3/2015 6:25:51 PM EST
This may be a better option. Haven't used it but hear good things.

http://www.vibra-tite.com/product-category/threadlockers/
Link Posted: 1/3/2015 10:02:27 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Frostburg:


Wouldn't it damage the screws to regularly loctite, then unscrew them?

I'm the type of guy who thoroughly disassembles and cleans his rifles each time I fire it.

Or, on the other hand, would it hurt to leave it non-loctited? Would it come off during rough use/handling?
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Originally Posted By Frostburg:
Originally Posted By Tactical_T:
A drop or two of Blue Loctite (242) is never a bad idea on a screw that "could" back out. I've been using it for years on various applications. There are no issues removing the screws after-the-fact with a screw driver.
Just be sure to "never" use the Red Loctite (262), as it's semi-permanent. It requires heat to remove the screws.


Wouldn't it damage the screws to regularly loctite, then unscrew them?

I'm the type of guy who thoroughly disassembles and cleans his rifles each time I fire it.

Or, on the other hand, would it hurt to leave it non-loctited? Would it come off during rough use/handling?


I can't imagine why you would remove the handguard after every range use. If you intend to do that, I would not bother with any thread locker at all.....just snug them down good.
Link Posted: 1/3/2015 11:06:32 PM EST
I have no intention of removing the hand guard after every range use,
I just want the ability to remove it whenever I want to.

But you're right, I'm probably not going to use threadlocker unless I don't
plan on removing it for a while.
Link Posted: 1/4/2015 10:28:29 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 12:53:48 AM EST
When you clean your weapons, double checking all screws is a no brainer. Thread locker has its place, but can play havoc with field maintenance. Know your weapon, it's not perfect and needs constant attention if you're going to be able to trust your life to it.
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