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Types of Threadlockers

by Andy on February 18, 2013

Liquid Threadlocker

This is your normal threadlocker, used for general purposes. There are a wide variety of liquid threadlockers in low, medium, and high strengths. This allows for a great versatility, whether you need to just prevent movement from vibration or a permanently affix a bolt to a hole.

Gel Threadlocker

Gels are used when you need to close a larger gap between the screw and the threads. This is especially helpful for larger screws, as it provides an even stronger bond than normal liquid threadlockers. It also helps prevent the dripping and mess associated with liquid threadlockers.

Stick Threadlocker

If you have a bolt that cannot have any liquid dripping off of it then a stick threadlocker may be best suited for your need. The stick threadlocker has the consistency of a wax-like semi-solid that is packaged like a traditional glue stick.

Tape Threadlocker

Tape threadlockers are another non-liquid alternative, and they provide a great bond in an easy to use substance. One extra benefit to tape threadlockers is that they only cure when confined between close fitting metal surfaces in the absence of air. This means you can apply them to your screws days before they are assembled, to streamline your assembly process.

Have any more questions on threadlockers? Leave a comment below or visit our website at www.All-Spec.com!

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Product Spotlight: Permatex Threadlockers

by Andy on February 13, 2013

Permatex ThreadlockerPermatex threadlockers are designed to add strength to your bolts, studs, and screws. Great for moving parts or active machinery, these threadlockers form a seal to keep threads from loosening. This ensures a tight seal to lock against vibration loosening. All-Spec Industries carries a number of these threadlockers, in varying strengths and viscosities for a wide range of bolt sizes.

Features:

  • Available in low, medium, and high strengths
    • Low strength threadlockers primarily prevent movement from vibration, and can easily be removed with hand tools
    • Medium strength threadlockers provide more permanent locking power as well as prevention from vibration loosening, and can also be removed with hand tools
    • High strength threadlockers provide the strongest locking power, and can only be removed with heat and hand tools
    • Available in blue, green, purple, and red
    • Fixes in 20 minutes, fully cures in 24 hours
    • For use with fasteners as small as #2 up to 1” in diameter

Check out our website at www.All-Spec.com for more information on Permatex threadlockers, or call Customer Service at (800) 537-0351. Have any more questions? Leave a comment below!

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Types of Adhesives: Sealants

by Andy on January 7, 2013

D51531 Gasketing Flange SealantToday we will be starting a new series on types of adhesives! This series will run for three weeks, and will cover all of the adhesives that we carry at www.All-Spec.com. We will begin by looking at various types of sealants.

In general, sealants are used to close gaps in products. This allows the user to seal holes or gaps to not only keep foreign objects out, but to also protect the product itself. One of their main types is gasketing flange sealant.

To better understand what gasketing flange sealants do, it helps to take apart its name. A gasket is a seal that is used to fill space between two surfaces, helping to prevent air or liquid leaks. Flanges are flared ends, typically of pipes, which are used to provide larger surface area allowing them to be better connected to other pipes. A gasketing flange sealant is a liquid that you put between two flanges, and when it hardens it becomes the gasket that prevents leaks.

There are other types of gasketing sealants as well, which are made for other applications. Again, these are all used to help prevent leaks, the main difference lies in what they can be used for. Some are oil resistant, making them great for use in automobiles, while others are waterproof for use with plumbing. If you have any area with two hard metals, plastics, or resins that are touching, then gasketing sealants can help close the gap and ensure that no contaminates can get in and that no liquids or gasses can get out.

Gasketing sealants also help to create a buffer between hard materials, so they do not rub against each other. This can prevent some wear and tear on products, giving you a longer lifespan with less erosion in the machine itself.

Have any questions on gasketing sealants? Leave a message below, and make sure to come back next week for more information on adhesives!

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Vendor Spotlight: Loctite

by Andy on October 24, 2012

Loctite AdhesivesAll-Spec Industries is an authorized distributor of Loctite, and we carry many of their adhesives and lubricating products. Loctite provides many high quality items for the electronics, automotive, aerospace, and medical industries. Below are some of the many products that All-Spec carries which are perfect for your adhesive or lubricating needs.

Epoxies and Epoxy Dispensers

Instant Adhesives

Threadlockers

Accelerators, Activators, and Primers

Anti-Seize Lubricants

Have any questions on our Loctite products? Visit our site at www.All-Spec.com or call customer service at (800) 537-0351 today!

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