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Old 05-21-2017, 07:59 AM
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Anybody use VC-3 thread locker ?

Unlike loc-tite, can be reused, adjusted. Its more of a coating that doesn't harden. Can be applied on a bolt, let cure and installed later. I can also see it being better them LT as far as waterproofing.
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nice find.
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The only issue for me is waiting 30 minutes for the polymer to dry. Unless I misread, it can't be installed wet. It would be great for bolts available before an installation. Nice find.
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That's probably what was on the sprocket bolt kit for my dirt bike.
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The only issue for me is waiting 30 minutes for the polymer to dry. Unless I misread, it can't be installed wet. It would be great for bolts available before an installation. Nice find.

Yea you are right, but thats fine with me.


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Nothing wrong with Loctite Blue medium. It's the red that causes troubles on removing and reinstalling.
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Been using for years on 1/8 scale offroad nitro R/C Truggies. They are almost completely disassembled after each race and subject to lots of vibration. Vibratite is the shizzel. But I mostly use locate blue on the Jeep since no plans to disassemble.

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Very interesting, let us know how it works out.

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Heres the VC-3 thread locker, dries in about 30 minutes. Forms like a rubber-ish coating on the bolt. Smells like nail polish <-- probably is LOL
HMM now thats a idea, steal wives nail polish .. coat bolt threads... free thread locker LOL


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I wonder if it's just some kind of friction additive? Kinda like the opposite of what anti seize does?

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Sounds like it does the same as Loc-tite blue.
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It looks like the major benefit of the VC-3 is that it doesn't harden.

Remember, you can't simply re-torque a fastener installed with blue Loctite. If you do, you will break the adhesive bond, which means the Loctite is no longer functioning properly. You need to disassemble, clean, re-apply Loctite, re-install and torque again.

With the VC-3, you can check the torque, and if the fastener turns a little, no big deal. But, you still need to remember that you are using a thread locking compound, so break-away torque should be much higher than a 'dry' break-away torque.

I wonder what the lubricating properties of the VC-3 are compared to blue Loctite. Typically, if you apply Loctite, you reduce the toque applied to compensate for the lubrication provided by the 'wet' Loctite (assuming the original torque spec. was a 'dry' spec.). I wonder if you do the same with the VC-3, and if so, by how much.
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It looks like the major benefit of the VC-3 is that it doesn't harden.

Remember, you can't simply re-torque a fastener installed with blue Loctite. If you do, you will break the adhesive bond, which means the Loctite is no longer functioning properly. You need to disassemble, clean, re-apply Loctite, re-install and torque again.

With the VC-3, you can check the torque, and if the fastener turns a little, no big deal. But, you still need to remember that you are using a thread locking compound, so break-away torque should be much higher than a 'dry' break-away torque.

I wonder what the lubricating properties of the VC-3 are compared to blue Loctite. Typically, if you apply Loctite, you reduce the toque applied to compensate for the lubrication provided by the 'wet' Loctite (assuming the original torque spec. was a 'dry' spec.). I wonder if you do the same with the VC-3, and if so, by how much.

None because its dried before install.
Good points, im thunking a good coat will also prevent seizing/rust better than loc-tite.


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