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03-10-2003 06:58 PM  14 years agoPost 1
helimanzero

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Any ideas where to buy green Loctite in UK ??????????

Ive tried DIY and Model shops, but they only have blue.

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03-10-2003 07:00 PM  14 years agoPost 2
FinnDave

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proper tool shop, decent fastener shop, any place serving local light industry. I can get it here in this little town, so I'm sure you can get it in the UK.

David S., Kouvola, Finland

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03-10-2003 07:08 PM  14 years agoPost 3
helimanzero

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Dave no one sells it locally and ive tried online model shops like revolution models, midland helis etc

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03-10-2003 07:25 PM  14 years agoPost 4
FinnDave

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Doubt if you'll get it from a model shop, where in the UK are you? I used to live in West London and bought it from at least two high street tool shops. There is a tool shop in the town I live in, which has a small population and is in the back or beyond, but they have a fukll range of loctite products, as do two more shops a couple of miles away. If I can find it that easily in Finland, I just know it can't be that hard in the UK!

David S., Kouvola, Finland

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03-10-2003 08:11 PM  14 years agoPost 5
helimanzero

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Ive used blue loctite to secure the fan clutch assembly onto the crankshaft, when i start the engine the fan clutch assembly unlocks itself. Will green loctite stop it from unlocking???

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03-10-2003 08:29 PM  14 years agoPost 6
smiler

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helimanzero
Try here for distributor info :- http://www.loctite-europe.com/
What is green loctite usually for? I have a green loctite and it is used for locking studs into engine crank-cases, use this and you would be hard pushed to get it back off.
Like FinnDave says,tool distributors are the way to go, eg Buck and Hickman,Cromwell Tools,RS Components etc.

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03-10-2003 09:25 PM  14 years agoPost 7
AirWolfRC

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Green LocTite is # 609

http://www.loctite-europe.com/tds/609.PDF

Wolfgang

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03-10-2003 10:06 PM  14 years agoPost 8
akpatterson2000

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NO, DON'T DO IT

I have many years of experience with using locktite on racecars. There is NO reason to EVER use that color on the little parts we have. Do it and you'll never get apart what ever you used it on!!!!!. Or you'll destroy i if you do. I would even suggest staying away from red. If you clean everything properly all you need is blue. TRUST ME.

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03-10-2003 10:39 PM  14 years agoPost 9
AirWolfRC

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I use it all the time on my main shaft bearings. The only reason to take it apart is if the shaft is bent but then only to save and reuse the bearings (which I have done). Put a mandrel on the shaft and tap out the main shaft against the inner race. (I have also straightened out many main shafts just for the heck of it.)

Wolfgang

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03-10-2003 10:54 PM  14 years agoPost 10
akpatterson2000

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I have tried most products on the market and it generally works the same. Also, if all the parts are degreased properly, you should have to use heat, and lots of it, to disasemble the parts. But that's just my experience.

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03-10-2003 11:32 PM  14 years agoPost 11
helimanzero

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Thanks guys ive finally found some green thread lock on rs online, they have a wide range of all loctite products

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03-11-2003 01:17 AM  14 years agoPost 12
Dr.Ben

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For green and everything else, I posted this a while back.

271, Red: High strength threadlocker for larger diameter hardware.

262, Red: High strength threadlocker for for hardware smaller than that which uses 271 (more like heli parts). Either does a good job for our stuff, however. I see 271 most commonly in auto parts stores.

609, Green: Retaining compound, high strength, for mounting slip fit bearings to shafts. An appropriate product for tail boxes.

603, Green: Retaining compound, high strength, similar to 609 but good where the parts may be a little oily. Good for mounting oilite bushings in housings, BTW.

640: Green: Retaining compound, high strength. Similar to 609 and 603. Lacks the oil tolerance of 603. I use it where I might have trouble with adjacent bearing contamination with the product, such as start shaft bearing blocks, since it has a little greater viscosity than 603.

638, Green, rather thick: Ultra strong retaining compound for assemblies with a marked amount of slop in the fit, min 0.004". Don't try to use this stuff for our normal bearings on healthy shafts. It sets almost immediately in the tight gap, and you'll never have the chance to get the bearing into place.

290, Green: Wicking product for thread locking AFTER assembly. Medium strength, much stronger than 242 blue in my experience. Not the correct choice per loctite for bearing mounting.

242, 243 Blue: Classic medium strength threadlocker for most of our threadlocking applications. 243 is the oil tolerant version.

222MS, Purple: Low strength threadlocker for small diameter or otherwise delicate fasteners.

Bottom line:
NEVER choose a loctite product by color alone.

You can build a really good model with 242 for thread locking parts you'll need to remove, 271/262 for screws you really don't want to ever move on their own, and 609/603 for fixturing bearings to shafts. I know guys use other products for these tasks, but these recs are based on the specs and technical data sheets published by Loctite.

Ben Minor

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03-11-2003 03:45 AM  14 years agoPost 13
RappyTappy

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Interesting, Thanks.

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03-11-2003 06:23 AM  14 years agoPost 14
FinnDave

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I rarely use anything but 242 on bolts and a bearing fit (can't remember the number and workshop's downstairs!) for bearings. The 242 is easy to remove but has never let go on me in any application.

David S., Kouvola, Finland

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03-11-2003 06:33 AM  14 years agoPost 15
RappyTappy

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Hey Finnie...

Kinda wondering why you don't use 243, the oil tolerant version. I mean since you don't clean your heli often and its all disgusting and all that..., I'm just kidding, but it was too good to pass up, LOL. You my homie, FinnDave,

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03-11-2003 07:04 AM  14 years agoPost 16
FinnDave

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You know, when I started reading this thread and saw there was an oil-tolerant version, I made a note to buy some!

You know how I work on my helis in a big stinking pool of oil

David S., Kouvola, Finland

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03-11-2003 07:11 AM  14 years agoPost 17
RappyTappy

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You know how I work on my helis in a big stinking pool of oil
LOL!! Almost fell off my chair. HAHAHA

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03-11-2003 09:25 AM  14 years agoPost 18
FinnDave

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Hey, Chris, I am at work now and checked my workshop as I left home...my '242' IS 243! So, I don't have to change my habits after all!

In case anyone thinks I'm serious about this, I degrease EVERY fastener and everything it screws into with acetone when I do any assembly work, either first build or maintenance; I never re-use any nylocs and work on clean sheets of paper to show up any oil drops...but I reckon the oil-tolerant loctite must be a better bet in a naturally oily environment like a heli.

OK; back to work!

David S., Kouvola, Finland

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