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Old 04-24-06, 01:58 PM   #1
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Where does one buy Loctite?

Just like the title says, where do you buy this stuff?
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Old 04-24-06, 02:03 PM   #2
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Any auto parts store. They will what to know what strength you will want. (medium or strong)
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auto parts, hardware store, or Home Depot
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If you ever want to unfasten whatever you apply Loctite to be sure and get Loctite 243. It's medium strength which can be loosened with hand tools.
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Wal-Mart carries Loctite 242 in the automotive section, which will meet your bicycle needs.

Loctite make A BUNCH of different threadlockers. In simplest terms, Loctite that can be removed cold is blue in color; Loctite that requires heat for removal is red in color. For bicycles, you want something that is "medium strength;" "removable with hand tools;" and most simply, "blue." For example, the Loctite 243 mentioned earlier is the oil-resistant version of Loctite 242. If you go to an auto parts store, then you can just ask for "blue" Loctite.
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Loctite 248 is even better as it is a stick. It won't dry out/leak while on a tour: Loctite Threadlocker 248 Medium Strength Stick

BTW, some online cycling stores sell Loctite products too but for inflated prices, usually double the prices of hardware/auto parts stores. Stick with them...
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Interesting that this just came up. I just sat down after applying some blue to the 4 hex screws that hold my rack on. These screws always come lose. I replaced them with stainless steel screws so I hope this and the loctite does the trick.
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loctite is pretty expensive stuff. if you run out, or dont wanna buy it in the first place, crazy glue gel makes a good sustitute. dont use it on plastic materials as it tends to weld the plastic parts together. but it works great on steel and aluminum fasteners.
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If you have a Menards close by, they sell the little tubes for about two dollars.

Fingernail polish makes for a cheap loctite and also works on plastic. If you have a lady close, by then it should be easily available. Look for the clear. LOL
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