All joking aside, my nuts keep working their way off my bolts. The bolts
in question are metric sized from a handtruck I got at Harbor Freight, so
finding nyloc-nuts for them is difficult. Any other suggestions other than
super gluing them together permanently? Or a place to get metric sized
Is Loc Tite permanent? I have some loose bolt on my car, that hold the
door strike. I tighten them, and two weeks later they are falling out. I
don't want to glue them, cause I don't think it should be permanent; but if
Loc Tite will keep them together, but still allow them to be removed, it
will be great.
There are actually a rather large number of LocTites out there. Everything
from locking down bolts/nuts to sealing threads. The red and blue are the
most common. Neither are permanent. Blue will do about 90% of what you
need and you can loosen bolts/nuts with a bit of muscle. The red requires
you to heat the parts prior to applying muscle although I've found I can
usually break apart the red without heat. Red would be used for those
parts you don't plan to remove on a regular basis!
ps. Interestingly enough, the "Red" comes in a blue bottle....go figure...
Try a motorcycle shop for metric hardware.
Or use two nuts per bolt and tighten one against the other. With or
without a lock washer between.
Or lock tite.
Or peen the edge of the nut against the bolt.
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