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    traxxas thread lock

    Does anyone know what kind of thread lock Traxxas is using on its parts. It seems to be brushed on. I have some of the blue "thread lok", and it just runs off the threads and doesnt work nearly as well. TIA!!
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    the one your using are fine you just have to give it time to dry.
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    You can also buy Loctite in a stick form which is much easier to use. I was going to put up a pic but it won't work. Google 'blue loctite stick' and it comes up.

    Because it is solid rather than liquid it means you can apply it very accurately and it doesn't run everywhere. My guess this is what manufacturers use.
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    I believe loc-tite says it take 24 hours to cure. I would at least let it sit overnight though.

    Also to consider. Make sure the threads are clean and free from oils/etc. I have noticed that this makes a big difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carraig042 View Post
    Make sure the threads are clean and free from oils/etc. I have noticed that this makes a big difference.

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    i agree....i always clean the threads with hobby knife.
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    They also make the gel form, works great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by humayrayakongkinaon View Post
    i agree....i always clean the threads with hobby knife.
    I use a wire brush
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    I just tried out Vibra-Tite VC-3 Threadmate. Its similar to the Traxxas thread-locker. You apply it to the threads and let it dry. It forms into something like a plastic and its similar to using a nylon lock-nut. When its dry, just bolt up. Its supposed to last for 5 uses. So far I've removed my wheel nuts and put them back on 3 times with the same application and its holding up to 5s.

    If you use this, don't put it on the first few threads like I did. I couldn't get the nut started till I peeled some off. doh!

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    Yeah, I always make sure my threads are clean. It is just very runny. It works, but the thread lock that traxxas uses seems to work better. Plus I like how you can apply it to just a portion of the threads. Put it all the way around if you never want a screw out, or just a dab to keep it tight. Maybe I'll try the stick. The traxxas thread lock almost seems if it was applied with a brush tho.
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    Has anybody figured out what Traxxas uses on the factory parts?
    We know it is blue and that it doesn't run. I have tried the Loctite blue stick and that is not the same stuff. While VC-3 may be good stuff, it is red. So, we know VC-3 is not the same stuff Traxxas uses.
    Has anybody called and asked Traxxas?
    The stuff they use is perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcadman View Post
    Has anybody figured out what Traxxas uses on the factory parts?
    We know it is blue and that it doesn't run. I have tried the Loctite blue stick and that is not the same stuff. While VC-3 may be good stuff, it is red. So, we know VC-3 is not the same stuff Traxxas uses.
    Has anybody called and asked Traxxas?
    The stuff they use is perfect.
    Theirs is applied by a machine....of coruse its perfect.
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