Blue is medium strength, appropriate for screws and bolts you don't want coming loose. You can still loosen them with a wrench, it's not permanent. Thing about anaerobic threadlock compounds, the more thread area it's applied to, the stronger it holds. So, while I know some people do this, I wouldn't recommend using blue strength on stuff with a lot of thread surface, like bottom bracket cups. That's what weak loctite is for, LocTite calls is #222 I believe, it's purple.Sorry for the 'nu-bee' question, but what is it used on and for, and where do you get it? I thought grease and lube and tightening to spec was enough. If you use it on any bike bolts, do they torque out without breakage? TIA, Tom
Loctite #242 is generally refered to as "blue loctite" and is a medium strength removeable threadlocker. However, there are other loctite products which are blue as well. It's used to lock bolts, screws, and nuts from loosening.Sorry for the 'nu-bee' question, but what is it used on and for, and where do you get it? I thought grease and lube and tightening to spec was enough. If you use it on any bike bolts, do they torque out without breakage? TIA, Tom
I don't use loctite anywhere on my bike. So I guess the answer would be nowhere.The threads on threads (pun intended). Soon as I start doing my own repairs....the more money I'll have for parts I guess my bottom line question is......where on the bike does it make sense to use Loctite regularly
My LBS guys also recomend brushing blue loctite on carbon fiber seatposts to prevent slipping.That's what I do with mine,never had a problem on my Bontrager Carbon post.(not sure I would have a problem anyway,but I hear Easton Carbon Fiber tends to slip)Ullrite said:Personally I like to put a dab of loctite onto every SRAM cassette I buy. The only prob. I've ever had with these cassettes is that tiny little allen screw that holds the body together will come out after a few hundred miles and start to destroy my spokes, etc. I take my new cassette, remove that little bastard, and then reinstall it with a dab of loctite on the threads. This prevents it from deciding to relocate whilst I ride. Saves u the hassel of taking everything apart now and then to make sure it's still secure.