Discussion in 'Technical & Maintenance' started by Wayne, Aug 4, 2020.
I find the blue permatex gel to be plenty strong. They should advertise it as strong enough for Newfoundland roads.
You can edit the title, there should be a 'Thread Tools', or is that 'Tread Tools' , link in the top right part of post that will allow you to edit the title.
Drinking the orange kool-aid is one thing but when you start putting it on your nuts....step away from the Katoom.
I use the permatex blue gel when needed. But Fortech, you should consider the new stuff, for no other reason but the color.
I can see it being useful for areas where high strength or vibration resistance might be needed but might need to be disassembled at some point. Brake rotor bolts, for instance. Probably for anything on a dirtbike or chainsaw. Red can be removed but significant heat is required - this might be a good compromise; especially in areas where heat cannot be applied without causing damage to stuff around the fastener. Wouldn't use it on small fasteners - too likely to strip heads trying to remove. Not likely to use for anything that needed to be removed frequently such as brake caliper bolts. I don't use any threadlocker on a fastener that is especially torque sensitive unless specified by the manufacturer. The lubricity of the compound may result in too much clamping force and potential damage - torque values are usually based upon clean, dry threads.
I was looking at the Permatex website and saw a product I wasn't aware of - a different version of the "Blue". Apparently better oil resistance...
"Medium/high strength threadlocker for general-purpose applications. Especially well-suited for 1/4″ to 3/4″ (6mm to 20mm) fasteners that have a slight oil film."
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