Is there any reason NOT to . . . .

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by ZoidMeister, Dec 30, 2017.

  1. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
    . . . . put a dab of blue loctite on the screw holding the bottom of an Ed Brown magwell / mainspring housing to keep it tight?

    It seems like that little screw backed out quite a bit after my first range trip with ZOIDS1911. I didn't notice it until today when I got it out of the case and heard the bottom section clanking around.

    I took it off to see what might be between the magwell and MSH, but I couldn't see anything that I would ever need to access.

    Any reason why I shouldn't put a little thread locker on that screw?

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  2. Pennywise827

    Pennywise827 I keeed I keeed.....

    Jan 23, 2017
    I know my WC came with some loctite on the screw that holds the front sight on. Figure if they use it, you surely can too.
     
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  3. WWB

    WWB Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Supporting Addict

    Apr 11, 2015
    It should have loctite on it. This is a common problem with 2 piece magwells which is why I avoid them if at all possible.
     
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  4. gun_fan111

    gun_fan111 Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2014
    I did on mine
     
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  5. Babboonbobo

    Babboonbobo Avatar is back to my favorite things!

    Nov 18, 2014
    Loctite good! They make I believe it’s purple for small screws but blue should work fine.
    Loctite makes some amazing products, just went through a 4 hour seminar with them a couple months ago.
     
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  6. Raylan Givens

    Raylan Givens Never Forget

    Aug 18, 2015
    I don't see why not.
     
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  7. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
    Just thought I would ask . . . . . many times asking prevents a "doh" moment later . . . .



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  8. FWoo45

    FWoo45 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2017
    Loctite is our friend.
     
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  9. Dallas Knight

    Dallas Knight Max Otto von Stierlitz

    Jun 22, 2015
    According to Loctite’s website, Blue Loctite can be released by use of methylene chloride (stripper). As long as you’re using just a minimal amount, you should be able to break the bond mechanically (with a good quality hex tool). As mentioned, Loctite Purple (222) is a lower strength for softer metals like brass and aluminum (it’s a newer product and might be a better choice - could be harder to find).
     
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  10. LandCruiser

    LandCruiser Active Member

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    Dec 8, 2017
    I've had to blue Loctite the two I've installed to get them from backing out. Honestly I have fallen out of love with two piece magwells for this reason.
     
  11. azpoolguy

    azpoolguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 4, 2013
    Blue or Green and have at it.
     
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  12. Mike A

    Mike A Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 19, 2017
    All types of Loctite can be released with a hot air gun. Not a torch, so yes use it with confidence.
     
  13. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
    I wouldn't mind red unless there were a reason to need to disassemble it in the future.
     
  14. Mike A

    Mike A Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 19, 2017
    I would use Blue. Red is Bearing & Stud mount & thats dang near solder.
     
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  15. dakota1911

    dakota1911 Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2015
    I would try the blue first. If that does not make you happy then maybe red down the road.
     
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  16. Oldag

    Oldag Well-Known Member

    Aug 27, 2014
    Purple will keep things from vibrating loose. And you can remove the screw later.
     
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  17. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
    I used LocTite by the quart back when I was doing audio installs hanging hundreds of pounds of speakers over people's heads.

    I learned that acetone would penetrate like penetrating oil and dissolves LocTite of all colors.

    I ain't afraid of red.

     
  18. Red-5

    Red-5 Well-Known Member

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    Mar 2, 2015
    I had the same exact issue, with the same EB you have. Used Blue and it has not back out since.

    My Fusion 2-piece has no loctite and has never back out during shooting.

    Not sure why the EB does this and Fusion stays put.
     
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