Permatex Medium Strength Threadlocker BLUE is an OEM specified, all-purpose, medium strength threadlocker. (Formerly called Loctite 242) Ideal for all nut and bolt applications 1/4" to 3/4" (6mm to 20mm). Eliminates need for stocking expensive lock nuts and lock washers.
Locks and seals while preventing parts loosening due to vibration. Protects threads from corrosion. Removable with hand tools for easy disassembly.
|Product Benefits||Typical Applications||Typical Applications|
|Seals against leakage||Belt tensioner bolts||Valve Cover Bolts|
|Eliminates vibration issues||Pulley bolts||Vacuum Adjustment Screws|
|Prevents rusting of threads||Cup and core plugs||Oil Pan Bolts|
|Cures without cracking or shrinking||Fan hub bolts||Axle Cover Screws|
|Can be adjusted or disassembled||Visor mount bolts||Drive Shaft Bolts|
|Easy Application with no mixing or curing outside of joint||Starter mounting bolts||Disc Brake Caliper Bolts|
|Thixotropic: resists dripping from threads during assembly||Alternator Mounting Bolts||Gearshift Knobs|
|No torque compensation required during assembly||Intake Manifold Bolts||-|
July 7, 2012
I just used this product for a Wheel on My Driveway Gate. New wheel that could not have the nut and bolt tightened too far or the wheel would not spin. So needed something to hold the nut in a specific place on the bolt threads. Sadly it is raining and so I am not sure about the drying time. I was very pleased to be able to come in here and find the technical data sheet as it was not in the package, which at least gave me an idea about curing times. 24 hrs. So I have to either keep the gate open or closed for 24 hrs. in it's position. So we'll see how it cures. Hoping it works as well as the recommendations from the hardware stores and this site.
April 4, 2008
The blue loctite is really the best stuff to use in most situations. Most times the red loctite is overkill. Blue is strong enuff with causing a problem at disassembly.
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