A screw (or 3) loose

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Kris in CT
Kris in CT Senior Member • Posts: 2,758
A screw (or 3) loose

Besides having many screws loose mentally, my Tokina 300 F2.8 has loose screws that hold the lens mount in place.  No biggy, I just tighten after every outing, but has anyone ever used loc-tite or something similar to hold the screws in place?  Maybe a dab of glue of some kind?  Thanks for your ideas in advance...

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87350iroc Junior Member • Posts: 43
Re: A screw (or 3) loose

Kris in CT wrote:

Besides having many screws loose mentally, my Tokina 300 F2.8 has loose screws that hold the lens mount in place. No biggy, I just tighten after every outing, but has anyone ever used loc-tite or something similar to hold the screws in place? Maybe a dab of glue of some kind? Thanks for your ideas in advance...

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I would use Loctite Red in this application.

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Kris in CT
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Re: A screw (or 3) loose

Thanks. I didn't realize there was different types of loctite . Just the info I was looking for...
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87350iroc Junior Member • Posts: 43
Re: A screw (or 3) loose

Kris in CT wrote:

Thanks. I didn't realize there was different types of loctite . Just the info I was looking for...
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There are many kinds.  Red and blue are the most common.  Blue is meant for connections you plan to take apart later.  Red is a tighter hold and meant for connection you don't plan to take apart later.  Don't worry you will be able to loosen the screw later if you want, it will just be harder than the blue.

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Chris in Sacto Forum Member • Posts: 70
Re: A screw (or 3) loose

I lost  the center column hook on my smaller Gitzo tripod last year on a hike . After I ordered and received another, I decided not to take a chance on losing the new replacement. I did a little research and decided to coat a few of the threads with Loctite Blue, as Loctite Red is considered permanent and I just may want the option to remove that center column hook someday.  Below, find a link to the company describing both, so you can make the decision that's best for you. Both products come in a red  container.

-C

Loctite Red:

http://www.loctiteproducts.com/p/10/15/t_lkr_red/overview/Loctite-Threadlocker-Red-271.htm

Loctite Blue:

http://www.loctiteproducts.com/p/10/15/t_lkr_blue/overview/Loctite-Threadlocker-Blue-242.htm

87350iroc Junior Member • Posts: 43
Re: A screw (or 3) loose

Chris in Sacto wrote:

I lost the center column hook on my smaller Gitzo tripod last year on a hike . After I ordered and received another, I decided not to take a chance on losing the new replacement. I did a little research and decided to coat a few of the threads with Loctite Blue, as Loctite Red is considered permanent and I just may want the option to remove that center column hook someday. Below, find a link to the company describing both, so you can make the decision that's best for you. Both products come in a red container.

-C

Loctite Red:

http://www.loctiteproducts.com/p/10/15/t_lkr_red/overview/Loctite-Threadlocker-Red-271.htm

Loctite Blue:

http://www.loctiteproducts.com/p/10/15/t_lkr_blue/overview/Loctite-Threadlocker-Blue-242.htm

Yes, red is considered permanent but in the hundreds of screws I have loctite'd I have never had a problem loosening Red.  Have you?

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ABA DABA Veteran Member • Posts: 3,070
Re: A screw (or 3) loose
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87350iroc wrote:

Kris in CT wrote:

Besides having many screws loose mentally, my Tokina 300 F2.8 has loose screws that hold the lens mount in place. No biggy, I just tighten after every outing, but has anyone ever used loc-tite or something similar to hold the screws in place? Maybe a dab of glue of some kind? Thanks for your ideas in advance...

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I would use Loctite Red in this application.

I would use BLUE instead. Heat has to be applied to get RED to be able to get the screws out. I've used most of the Loc-Tite products in manufacturing.

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ABA DABA

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Re: A screw (or 3) loose
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87350iroc wrote:

Chris in Sacto wrote:

I lost the center column hook on my smaller Gitzo tripod last year on a hike . After I ordered and received another, I decided not to take a chance on losing the new replacement. I did a little research and decided to coat a few of the threads with Loctite Blue, as Loctite Red is considered permanent and I just may want the option to remove that center column hook someday. Below, find a link to the company describing both, so you can make the decision that's best for you. Both products come in a red container.

-C

Loctite Red:

http://www.loctiteproducts.com/p/10/15/t_lkr_red/overview/Loctite-Threadlocker-Red-271.htm

Loctite Blue:

http://www.loctiteproducts.com/p/10/15/t_lkr_blue/overview/Loctite-Threadlocker-Blue-242.htm

Yes, red is considered permanent but in the hundreds of screws I have loctite'd I have never had a problem loosening Red.  Have you?

YES I HAVE AND WE HAVE IN MOST CASES HAD TO APPLY HEAT. CUSTOMERS BRING IN REPAIRS AFTER USING RED ON SCREWS A BOLTS THEN BELLACKE AFTER THE SCREW UP THE HEADS OF BOLTS/SCREWS ETC.AND WE  HAVE TO FIX THEIR SCREW UPS. YES WE DO CHARGE EXTRA AS WELL.

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87350iroc Junior Member • Posts: 43
Re: A screw (or 3) loose
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ABA DABA wrote:

87350iroc wrote:

Chris in Sacto wrote:

I lost the center column hook on my smaller Gitzo tripod last year on a hike . After I ordered and received another, I decided not to take a chance on losing the new replacement. I did a little research and decided to coat a few of the threads with Loctite Blue, as Loctite Red is considered permanent and I just may want the option to remove that center column hook someday. Below, find a link to the company describing both, so you can make the decision that's best for you. Both products come in a red container.

-C

Loctite Red:

http://www.loctiteproducts.com/p/10/15/t_lkr_red/overview/Loctite-Threadlocker-Red-271.htm

Loctite Blue:

http://www.loctiteproducts.com/p/10/15/t_lkr_blue/overview/Loctite-Threadlocker-Blue-242.htm

Yes, red is considered permanent but in the hundreds of screws I have loctite'd I have never had a problem loosening Red. Have you?

YES I HAVE AND WE HAVE IN MOST CASES HAD TO APPLY HEAT. CUSTOMERS BRING IN REPAIRS AFTER USING RED ON SCREWS A BOLTS THEN BELLACKE AFTER THE SCREW UP THE HEADS OF BOLTS/SCREWS ETC.AND WE HAVE TO FIX THEIR SCREW UPS. YES WE DO CHARGE EXTRA AS WELL.

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ABA DABA

Bizarre, I have NEVER had that happen.

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ABA DABA Veteran Member • Posts: 3,070
Re: A screw (or 3) loose

87350iroc wrote:

ABA DABA wrote:

87350iroc wrote:

Chris in Sacto wrote:

I lost the center column hook on my smaller Gitzo tripod last year on a hike . After I ordered and received another, I decided not to take a chance on losing the new replacement. I did a little research and decided to coat a few of the threads with Loctite Blue, as Loctite Red is considered permanent and I just may want the option to remove that center column hook someday. Below, find a link to the company describing both, so you can make the decision that's best for you. Both products come in a red container.

-C

Loctite Red:

http://www.loctiteproducts.com/p/10/15/t_lkr_red/overview/Loctite-Threadlocker-Red-271.htm

Loctite Blue:

http://www.loctiteproducts.com/p/10/15/t_lkr_blue/overview/Loctite-Threadlocker-Blue-242.htm

Yes, red is considered permanent but in the hundreds of screws I have loctite'd I have never had a problem loosening Red. Have you?

YES I HAVE AND WE HAVE IN MOST CASES HAD TO APPLY HEAT. CUSTOMERS BRING IN REPAIRS AFTER USING RED ON SCREWS A BOLTS THEN BELLACKE AFTER THE SCREW UP THE HEADS OF BOLTS/SCREWS ETC.AND WE HAVE TO FIX THEIR SCREW UPS. YES WE DO CHARGE EXTRA AS WELL.

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ABA DABA

Bizarre, I have NEVER had that happen.

Bizarre for you maybe, but in our business and maunfacturing "factual" Ex. We use RED Loctite to secure a hub on a shaft of a gas engine without using a woodruff key.The engines run routinely from 1500 to 9000 rpm with constant speed changes.Red locTite does the job.

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Leonard Migliore
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I agree with that

ABA DABA wrote:

87350iroc wrote:

Kris in CT wrote:

Besides having many screws loose mentally, my Tokina 300 F2.8 has loose screws that hold the lens mount in place. No biggy, I just tighten after every outing, but has anyone ever used loc-tite or something similar to hold the screws in place? Maybe a dab of glue of some kind? Thanks for your ideas in advance...

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I would use Loctite Red in this application.

I would use BLUE instead. Heat has to be applied to get RED to be able to get the screws out. I've used most of the Loc-Tite products in manufacturing.

The voice of experience. I'd never use red on something that I might ever want to unscrew. I used blue all over my motorcycle and it never failed. Before Loctite, stuff always fell off my bikes.

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Leonard Migliore

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87350iroc Junior Member • Posts: 43
Re: A screw (or 3) loose

ABA DABA wrote:

87350iroc wrote:

ABA DABA wrote:

87350iroc wrote:

Chris in Sacto wrote:

I lost the center column hook on my smaller Gitzo tripod last year on a hike . After I ordered and received another, I decided not to take a chance on losing the new replacement. I did a little research and decided to coat a few of the threads with Loctite Blue, as Loctite Red is considered permanent and I just may want the option to remove that center column hook someday. Below, find a link to the company describing both, so you can make the decision that's best for you. Both products come in a red container.

-C

Loctite Red:

http://www.loctiteproducts.com/p/10/15/t_lkr_red/overview/Loctite-Threadlocker-Red-271.htm

Loctite Blue:

http://www.loctiteproducts.com/p/10/15/t_lkr_blue/overview/Loctite-Threadlocker-Blue-242.htm

Yes, red is considered permanent but in the hundreds of screws I have loctite'd I have never had a problem loosening Red. Have you?

YES I HAVE AND WE HAVE IN MOST CASES HAD TO APPLY HEAT. CUSTOMERS BRING IN REPAIRS AFTER USING RED ON SCREWS A BOLTS THEN BELLACKE AFTER THE SCREW UP THE HEADS OF BOLTS/SCREWS ETC.AND WE HAVE TO FIX THEIR SCREW UPS. YES WE DO CHARGE EXTRA AS WELL.

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ABA DABA

Bizarre, I have NEVER had that happen.

Bizarre for you maybe, but in our business and maunfacturing "factual" Ex. We use RED Loctite to secure a hub on a shaft of a gas engine without using a woodruff key.The engines run routinely from 1500 to 9000 rpm with constant speed changes.Red locTite does the job.

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ABA DABA

Interesting.  In my industry we never use thread lockers.  They simply aren't reliable enough.  All threaded fasteners are lock wired.  I have used loctite red on medium to larger fasteners that are all over my personal vehicle and have never had a problem getting them loose.  I guess I could see it being an issue on very small fasteners with poor tool geometries.  Needless to say, on my vehicle all critical fasteners are lock wired.

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87350iroc Junior Member • Posts: 43
Re: I agree with that

Leonard Migliore wrote:

ABA DABA wrote:

87350iroc wrote:

Kris in CT wrote:

Besides having many screws loose mentally, my Tokina 300 F2.8 has loose screws that hold the lens mount in place. No biggy, I just tighten after every outing, but has anyone ever used loc-tite or something similar to hold the screws in place? Maybe a dab of glue of some kind? Thanks for your ideas in advance...

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I would use Loctite Red in this application.

I would use BLUE instead. Heat has to be applied to get RED to be able to get the screws out. I've used most of the Loc-Tite products in manufacturing.

The voice of experience. I'd never use red on something that I might ever want to unscrew. I used blue all over my motorcycle and it never failed. Before Loctite, stuff always fell off my bikes.

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Leonard Migliore

This must be a Harley?

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Leonard Migliore
Leonard Migliore Forum Pro • Posts: 13,518
Loctite may not be enough for a Harley

87350iroc wrote:

Leonard Migliore wrote:

ABA DABA wrote:

87350iroc wrote:

Kris in CT wrote:

Besides having many screws loose mentally, my Tokina 300 F2.8 has loose screws that hold the lens mount in place. No biggy, I just tighten after every outing, but has anyone ever used loc-tite or something similar to hold the screws in place? Maybe a dab of glue of some kind? Thanks for your ideas in advance...

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I would use Loctite Red in this application.

I would use BLUE instead. Heat has to be applied to get RED to be able to get the screws out. I've used most of the Loc-Tite products in manufacturing.

The voice of experience. I'd never use red on something that I might ever want to unscrew. I used blue all over my motorcycle and it never failed. Before Loctite, stuff always fell off my bikes.

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Leonard Migliore

This must be a Harley?

No, Ducati and Moto Guzzi singles. My Ducati twin didn't shake.

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Leonard Migliore

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