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Old 02-19-2016, 10:49 AM
frankcr frankcr is offline
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Well if people still want to do fasteners like they were done in the past, they can. Just use lock washers which hold by digging into the fastener and tapped hole surface to maintain a mechanical bond. The problem arises when the fastener is removed and reinstalled enough times to mess up the surfaces.

The modern way is with thread locking compound which holds well but can be removed with solvents upon disassembly and does not do damage to metal surfaces.

Red Loctite on small screws is way past ridiculous and not designed for that service. Someone did not bother to read the label on the package
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