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Old 11-13-2012, 02:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Thread sealant alternative to loctite?

So I have this 1k blazer where the only way to keep the lpr from leaking is to loctite in the valve body. I did this with blue loctite upon the recommendation of Craig Palmer. However, it just started leaking again the other day. I had used it one day of play between the fix and the new leak. Love this gun and want to fix it and use it as my primary.

I only prepped the area with alchohol and not actualy loctite prep, so that could be my problem.

my real question: Is there any reliable thread sealants that are easier to get off than blue loctite?
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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So I have this 1k blazer where the only way to keep the lpr from leaking is to loctite in the valve body. I did this with blue loctite upon the recommendation of Craig Palmer. However, it just started leaking again the other day. I had used it one day of play between the fix and the new leak. Love this gun and want to fix it and use it as my primary.

I only prepped the area with alchohol and not actualy loctite prep, so that could be my problem.

my real question: Is there any reliable thread sealants that are easier to get off than blue loctite?
Did you let the loctite dry completely before you used it? I would leave it undisturbed for at least a day with no oil contaminating it.
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Tried teflon tape and doesn't work in this application. The tolerances are too tight for it? Maybe I'll give it another shot.

yeah, left it for at least 24hrs. Used it fine a week or so later. Few weeks later the leak is back. Could the oil over time break it down?
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Vibra-tite 444. It is a hydraulic thread sealant that does not break down in oil. It is a medium strength so it may be difficult to take apart later.

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Old 11-13-2012, 09:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Loctite makes an actual thread sealant. Basic blue loctite is a thread locker that does a half decent job at thread sealing. Loctite 545 is the one I normally use, but there are several different grades of it as well.
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I assume the loctite 545 can be removed with simple hand tools? Or is it more difficult than blue loctite.
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I've used LOCTITE 565 with good results and it does not lock the parts together.
just be careful to keep it on the threads only!

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Old 11-14-2012, 12:51 PM   #10 (permalink)
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hmm the loctite brands tend to be expensive. I think I'll give the oatey great white past a try. I can get it for about $3 at the local homedepot. I like the fact that it doesn't lock up.

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