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JimJr
10-12-2006, 10:28 AM
My question is if I NEED to use loctite when reinstalling the bolt screw of a stock aluminum spyder bolt? This screw holds the bolt pin in place. If I do have to use loctite, can I use blue instead of red?

I'm asking because I striped the bolt screw trying to get it out to perform some home modifications. I ended up spending TWO HOURS getting it out and discovered it was red loctited in place. I'd like to avoid using loctite if I can in case I have to remove this screw again later.

vwjimmy
10-12-2006, 10:41 AM
Use blue so you can remove it next time if you have to....but I would not reinstall it without any....

shunut
10-12-2006, 11:09 AM
Yeah, I'm with Jimmy. I'd use blue locktite.

JimJr
10-12-2006, 12:36 PM
Thanks, that is what I needed to know! :waytogo:

Theheroguy
10-12-2006, 01:25 PM
whats the diff

bamf-hacker
10-12-2006, 01:37 PM
Red Loctite is meant to be permanent and heat is needed to remove it.

Blue Loctite is meet to be removed with standard tools no heat needed.

DRAGON
10-12-2006, 03:49 PM
I use red Loctite for that set screw since there is so much continual jarring on the bolt pin and striker -