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bamf-hacker
01-05-2006, 08:40 AM
Anyone else using Loctite 545 High pressure thread sealer (http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/wwg/itemDetailsRender.shtml?xi=xi&ItemId=1611574472&ccitem=) for their markers fittings?

I love that it is liquid so it gets into the nooks and cranny's of the threads and that there is no tape to mess with or to get into the air line.

HacKeR

QAZ123
01-05-2006, 08:42 AM
I just use the blue loctite! Seem's to do well.

The red loctite don't you have to heat up in order for it to come loose?

JB.

bamf-hacker
01-05-2006, 08:45 AM
different product...

Loctite 545 is not a thread locker, but a thread sealer. It does the same thing as Teflon tape, but neater and a better seal.

Loctite Blue and Red Thread locker are to keep screws from coming out. And yes red does require a small amount of heat to free it up.

HacKeR

QAZ123
01-05-2006, 08:48 AM
Oh ok. I still use the blue.

I hate teflon and only use it when I work on other people's gun's that "they want me to work on":cool:

JB.

claustrophobia9
01-06-2006, 04:41 PM
are you talking about green loctite? that is what most people use in place of teflon. i prefer blue because it cleans off with rubbing alcohol

bamf-hacker
01-06-2006, 05:39 PM
No not green... Look at the link in the first post. It is Loctite 545 Thread sealer. Its purpose is to seal the threads not lock them like green/purple/blue/red.

HacKeR

phatphil
01-06-2006, 06:22 PM
That's cool, didn't know Loctite made thread sealer, I always just use teflon tape.

bamf-hacker
01-06-2006, 06:25 PM
That's cool, didn't know Loctite made thread sealer, I always just use teflon tape.

I did also until I discovered this stuff.... So much better than the Teflon tape and cleaner. I use it on my marker and all of my pneumatic tool fittings.

HacKeR

claustrophobia9
01-06-2006, 06:39 PM
I did also until I discovered this stuff.... So much better than the Teflon tape and cleaner. I use it on my marker and all of my pneumatic tool fittings.

HacKeR other than the fact that the site shows that its rediculously expensive...

bamf-hacker
01-06-2006, 06:45 PM
yes, very expensive. The 50ml bottle is around 35 bucks, but it will last you for years. The first bottle I had lasted about 6 years.

HacKeR

QAZ123
01-06-2006, 07:29 PM
There's also teflon you can buy in liquid form. We got it at work plumber's use it. Can't remember the name of it though.

I like my blue loctite!:)

JB

Ares
01-06-2006, 08:15 PM
i use both blue loctite and teflon tape. i just use whatever i grab first

claustrophobia9
01-06-2006, 08:30 PM
i dont know... i think 32 bucks for 50 ml is a rip off... ill use blue for now. btw i hate teflon.

bamf-hacker
01-07-2006, 06:49 PM
however, Blue Loctite is not designed to seal threads and it is not rated for use on high pressure fittings. It is great for locking the screws that hold everything together though.

The liquid Teflon is more of a paste than a true liquid. 545 is a liquid that gets into the groves very well and is high pressure rated so things wont "pop"

HacKeR

QAZ123
01-07-2006, 11:10 PM
I dunno man I'm going on my sixth year of paintball and on probably my 60th marker and blue loctite has never failed me yet.

JB>

bamf-hacker
01-08-2006, 05:54 AM
I dunno man I'm going on my sixth year of paintball and on probably my 60th marker and blue loctite has never failed me yet.

JB>


Not saying it wont work... people have been using white toothpaste to fill a nail hole in the wall for years and years, but spackle works better... Know what I mean.

To each his own, use what works for you.

HacKeR

claustrophobia9
01-09-2006, 03:33 AM
it should seal most lp guns...

paintmaster
01-11-2006, 08:43 AM
i saw some loctiete at a store for like 4.99 is that the right price it said thread sealer but t was only 4.99. Please respond.

bamf-hacker
01-11-2006, 08:53 AM
i saw some loctiete at a store for like 4.99 is that the right price it said thread sealer but t was only 4.99. Please respond.

That was the thread locker.

The thread sealer is MUCH more expensive.

HacKeR

QAZ123
01-11-2006, 09:04 AM
You got three different loctite's

Green- You put it on the outside of threads after they have been threaded in.
Blue- You put it on the thread's then thread it in.
Red- You put it on the thread's then thread it in. The difference between read and blue is that red is not coming undone without heating it up.

JB.

DRAGON
01-11-2006, 09:15 AM
I agree that thread locker and thread sealer should be used specifically for their own particular catagory. If you want to seal a thread, you don't want to necessarily lock the threads. For instance, if you were installing a gauge you would not want to use a thread locker. Another disadvantage of using a liquid thread locker is you have to/should wait til it's completely dried before pressurizing otherwise leaks can enrsue. Not so the case when using teflon tape. You can immediately pressurize and see the results -

As far as this stuff's concerned, though it sounds like a cleaner choice and prolly much easier to use than tape, I'm a bit too prudent to spend that kind of money when I could get a roll of teflon tape that would last me years for under a dollar. Nice find though........Grainger is teh shizzle -

bamf-hacker
01-11-2006, 09:22 AM
Dry time on the 545 sealer is about 30 min. I play it safe and always give it an hour.

Much cleaner, yes. Ease of use, no brainier, a few drops on the threads and its works it way around on its own and the best part no chance of teflon getting into your internals.

HacKeR

DRAGON
01-11-2006, 09:32 AM
Ya I've used that stuff before. Dry time is less than Loctite. I always leave 1 or 2 threads at the end bare when wrapping teflon tape. You need not worry about scragglers congesting components. I always use picks to remove any old stuff when resealing things as well -