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. . . . 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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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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Just thought I would ask . . . . . many times asking prevents a "doh" moment later . . . .



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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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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.
 

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I wouldn't mind red unless there were a reason to need to disassemble it in the future.
 

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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.

I would use Blue. Red is Bearing & Stud mount & thats dang near solder.
I would try the blue first. If that does not make you happy then maybe red down the road.
Purple will keep things from vibrating loose. And you can remove the screw later.
 

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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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