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Re: Anyone tried this?

Postby BLUETYPEII » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:01 am

vivi wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:17 pm
Let us know what you think. Loc-tite hasn't been working that great for me, would like an alternative.
What kind of Loctite do you use vivi?
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Re: Anyone tried this?

Postby RustyIron » Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:01 am

BLUETYPEII wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:59 am
Thanks for the info everyone. I suppose I’m going to go ahead and use the blue Loctite. If anyone else thinks this is a bad idea please chime in before I mess something up. :eek:
You'll be fine with that, BT. It's not rocket surgery. Cleanliness is kind of important, though. On small fasteners, sometimes it's helpful to use a toothpick to apply the Loctite to the threads. Keep in mind of what happens if you use to much. On the female threads, you'll be pushing Loctite down the hole. On male threads, excess Loctite can puddle up around the head of the fastener. The downside of all this is that you don't want excess going where you don't want it, specifically, into the pivot.

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Re: Anyone tried this?

Postby BLUETYPEII » Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:08 am

RustyIron wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:01 am
BLUETYPEII wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:59 am
Thanks for the info everyone. I suppose I’m going to go ahead and use the blue Loctite. If anyone else thinks this is a bad idea please chime in before I mess something up. :eek:
You'll be fine with that, BT. It's not rocket surgery. Cleanliness is kind of important, though. On small fasteners, sometimes it's helpful to use a toothpick to apply the Loctite to the threads. Keep in mind of what happens if you use to much. On the female threads, you'll be pushing Loctite down the hole. On male threads, excess Loctite can puddle up around the head of the fastener. The downside of all this is that you don't want excess going where you don't want it, specifically, into the pivot.
You are exactly right about putting too much Loctite on the pivot. Whoever originally assembled my Spyderco Siren put a bit too much on and it was not allowing the blade to drop shut. Pulled the pivot screws out and they were slathered in it so I cleaned them up and put it back together and it was smooth as silk I’m just looking to make sure they don’t back out on their own and get lost.
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Re: Anyone tried this?

Postby James Y » Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:30 pm

When I use Loctite, I only use a minimal amount, but enough to get into the threads of the screw. If I put a little too much on the screw, I touch it to a small bit of tissue paper to absorb away the extra Loctite before putting the screw back in.

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Re: Anyone tried this?

Postby M Sea » Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:16 pm

Working great so far, you have to leave it on the threads for about 20 minutes to kick before putting the screws back in but screws definitely secure now👍 Will update after a few weeks of carry.
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Re: Anyone tried this?

Postby soc_monki » Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:14 pm

BLUETYPEII wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:59 am
Thanks for the info everyone. I suppose I’m going to go ahead and use the blue Loctite. If anyone else thinks this is a bad idea please chime in before I mess something up. :eek:
Just don't use a lot. You really only need a small dab, and let it sit for about 24 hours after you adjust your pivot.
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Re: Anyone tried this?

Postby Bloke » Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:09 pm

BLUETYPEII wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:51 am
Thanks Bloke.
You’re most welcome, Blue.

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Re: Anyone tried this?

Postby kiwisailor » Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:00 pm

Tell that to Edward Scissor Hands.....


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