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BigBizz87 05-09-2013 01:00 AM

loctite on iron sights
 
Whats the best kind of loctite to use to hold my sights down firmly

Gatoragn 05-09-2013 01:03 AM

Blue Loctite.

BigBizz87 05-09-2013 01:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Gatoragn (Post 1241272)
Blue Loctite.

I've found 4 different kinds of blue loctite at my local lowes

JonM 05-09-2013 03:47 AM

What kind of sights on what gun.

Blue is very heat sensitive and some locations on a gun might as well use gun oil.

Get yourself some rockset. Its got an excessively high heat resistance but low sheer strength making it perfect for 99% of the things you need locked up on a firearm.

BigBizz87 05-09-2013 04:38 AM

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Originally Posted by JonM (Post 1241436)
What kind of sights on what gun.

Blue is very heat sensitive and some locations on a gun might as well use gun oil.

Get yourself some rockset. Its got an excessively high heat resistance but low sheer strength making it perfect for 99% of the things you need locked up on a firearm.

Troy fixed battle sights on same plane quad rail and upper

JonM 05-09-2013 11:52 AM

Blue will work fine on the mounting screws since the front isnt on a gas block.

BigBizz87 05-09-2013 02:03 PM

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Originally Posted by JonM (Post 1241622)
Blue will work fine on the mounting screws since the front isnt on a gas block.

This is the only blue loctite I found that was suitable for metal on metal at Lowes will this work???



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JonM 05-09-2013 02:09 PM

no thats super glue in the loctite brand. you need blue thread locker as its commonly called since loctite is now a brand name.

permatex brand (which is the same formula as "locktite" is whats readily available here.

Sniper03 05-09-2013 02:21 PM

BigBizz,

Blue Loctite #242 ONLY! And use a very small amount. When I use it I usually get a 3X5 Card and put a little Loctite on it and then take a sharp tipped tooth pick, dip it in the Loctite and place a very small drop where I need it. On an AR Extension Tube for example, I usually use three small drops. You can also use your wife or girlfriends clear fingernail polish for light applications. It will work just fine. Of course if you use your girlfriend's and have a wife do not tell your wife you borrowed it ! :D

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BigBizz87 05-09-2013 02:27 PM

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Originally Posted by JonM (Post 1241697)
no thats super glue in the loctite brand. you need blue thread locker as its commonly called since loctite is now a brand name.

permatex brand (which is the same formula as "locktite" is whats readily available here.

OK thanks I remember the old blue loctite but can't find it anywhere gonna go try to find some at a few Auto parts stores today


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