For more than 50 years, Loctite has been a household name who continues to give us reliable products. As part of the Henkel Company, the people behind astound us with their new innovations and dedication to provide high quality merchandise. One of which, are threadlockers.
For those of you who are quite unfamiliar with Loctite, it is a brand which sells sealants, adhesives and many more products designed for industrial applications. Loctite boasts of over 5,000 patents and is the only brand that offers a wide variety of high quality adhesives. The company is also very much dedicated to the research and development of new products, uncompromising quality over price. All products of the company underwent vigorous tests and experimentation before it went out to the market.
So it’s no wonder that one of the primary products of Loctite, the threadlocker, is fast becoming a household name. Threadlocker is an anaerobic, single-component adhesive, typically used to prevent loosening of fasteners. These fasteners are screws and bolts. It forms a strong thermoset plastic when there is an absence of air and has physical contact with an active metal. Active metals are metals that are capable of rusting like copper, brass, nickel, etc. Their main purpose is to fill all the gaps and interlock all the threads that make loosening impossible. It also keeps fluids inside while the corrosion remains outside.
One of the threadlockers that Loctite boasts is the Loctite 262. It is usually applied in a liquid form to the nuts, screws, bolts and other mechanical parts before assembling it. Even when the material faces severe stress or shock, Loctite 262 makes sure that the connections are tied securely. As with all other threadlockers, it keeps out outside factors like water, dirt and air, to prevent it from rusting. This is to ensure that your materials would be connected for a long period of time. You can also reuse the materials afterward because they aren’t corroded.
The product is primarily designed to permanently lock thread fasteners. They are mostly used in large nuts or bolts and are highly capable to securing them for a long time. You would need to have at least 500F to disassemble the parts using your tools. It is best done when the parts are still very hot. This process would take about 5 minutes or so.
What if one of the parts is an inactive material? Then we recommend using Loctite Klean ‘N Prime primer. In order for curing to happen, this should be applied to the surface of one of the parts. Magnesium, cadmium, gold, aluminum and steel are just some of the inactive material.
The purpose of Klean ‘N Prime is to speed up the curing process of 262. This is extremely advisable if you’re going to apply the adhesive in cold places (whether or not the material is active).
This product is available in varying strengths, depending on which material you would use. The product itself was proven to work excellently. Try one now and see the effects for yourself.