I have an adjustable stem on my commuter bike that develops play up & down a little no matter how tight the bolt is underneath. I've read a few threads on how this is common with adjustable stems and many suggest going to a fixed stem if you've dialed in your fit already.
My question is if I add lock-tite to the bolt and plate which has a few ridges or steps in it that mesh like gears into the stem, will the lock-tite reduce the play by bonding the pieces? That's what I really need since the bolt does not loosen itself, it's the play that worries me when I'm standing and feel the bars move. I should add this stem is less than a year old and came on a Jamis Commuter 3.0. It appears rather strong and heavy.