Re: [CR]Loctite types and removal

(Example: Racing)

Date: Wed, 01 Oct 2008 10:01:25 -0400
From: Marcus Coles <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Loctite types and removal
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Bob Freitas wrote:
> There are many numbers and colors but what you see most often is
> Blue(#242) or Red (#271/292)
> Blue is removable with tools while Red requires quite a
> bit of heat (toasted paint)
> They are both sealers so it could be no matter what
> penetrant you use it will be all for nothing.
> I would try the hair dryer in combination with tools
> first , then move on to the items that will damage and mar
> I think what people using thread locking compounds often miss is the fact that the larger the threaded area the stronger the bond. So a compound that may work well for fairly easy removal with the relatively small crank bolt is overkill for something as large as a BB shell.

IMO red Loctite should be avoided in bicycle use unless it is a desperate measure to rescue ill fitting or badly worn parts.

Marcus Coles
London, Ontario, Canada