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2020-06-09
Threadlocker Application Mistakes to Avoid

Threadlocker Application Mistakes to Avoid

There’s no denying the utility anaerobic threadlockers have to offer in the configuration of different assemblies. Cultivating a basic understanding of how threadlocking fluid works and how to properly perform its application will ultimately yield the desired results.

In today’s blog we discuss 3 common threadlocker application mistakes to avoid. Read on to learn more.

 

Wrong Product Strength

 

Multiple threadlocking products are available and manufactured for specific applications that require varying degrees of strength. However, often is it the case that consumers purchase the wrong threadlocking product for their assembly needs.

 

A common reason why threadlocking fluid fails in its application is due to clamp load relative to time. Clamp load is inversely proportional to the weight of the load that assembly is meant to carry over time. As such, many threadlocking failures are the result of the inability for the clamp force to maintain the desired weight load over a certain period of time. To remedy this, it is imperative that you select a threadlocking product that is capable of maintaining the weight load of your application. 

 

In contrast, using a high-strength threadlocking product may not always work in your favour. While it performs in its ability to secure parts effectively in their assembly, it would be a cumbersome task to remove the parts if need be for maintenance or repairs in the future.

 

Not Considering Cure Times

 

A common misconception threadlocking fluid users have is that you must wait until the fluid is tacky before applying the fastener. Threadlockers cure in the absence of air. The curing time begins once you have applied the product to the assembly components. Waiting to apply the fastener can ultimately affect the curing process, and can lead to ineffective outcomes over time. 

 

Unclean Threads and Fasteners 

 

This might seem like common sense, but applying threadlocking fluid to unclean threads and fasteners negatively impacts the effectiveness of the threadlocking fluid as dust and mildew can affect the product’s adhesive bond. Taking the time to ensure your thread and fastener components are clean will yield optimal results. 

 

 


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