>I used Loctite on SS nuts and bolts on a beam and its boom attachments
>on a tower in Manhattan. When it was removed about 8 years later, there
>was no galling, easy
>removal and everything was reusable.
>It worked fine.
>-------- Original Message --------
>Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] dxengineering U-bolts froze??
>From: "May, Mark J." <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Date: Wed, April 14, 2010 7:59 am
>To: "Tower and HF antenna construction topics."
>I spoke with our Loctite rep. He said that Loctite with work to
>preclude galling on stainless fasteners. Might be a thought.
There are many different kinds of Loctite. Probably the best for general
antenna work is blue Loctite 242 or 243.
Yes, it does prevent galling while tightening SS threads; and then it
sets solid to lock the thread and seal it against corrosion. Blue grades
of Loctite are specifically designed to be released using hand tools.
There is a very good product selection guide on the Loctite website:
73 from Ian GM3SEK
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