Locktite on bars?

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Locktite on bars?

Post by jeckyll » Fri Oct 23, 2015 10:49 am

A few times now I've had the bars come loose and luckily noticed each time. Anyone use blue locktite to ensure thing stay in place?

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Re: Locktite on bars?

Post by CGSshorty » Fri Oct 23, 2015 11:32 am

I wouldn't. If you must, use purple.
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Re: Locktite on bars?

Post by marchone » Fri Oct 23, 2015 11:35 am

On a springbar? Just trying to understand.
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Re: Locktite on bars?

Post by CGSshorty » Fri Oct 23, 2015 11:35 am

marchone wrote:On a springbar?
They are screw bars, like a Panerai.
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Post by marchone » Fri Oct 23, 2015 11:36 am

Got it. Is purple weaker than blue?
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Re: Locktite on bars?

Post by CGSshorty » Fri Oct 23, 2015 11:41 am

marchone wrote:Got it. Is purple weaker than blue?
Yes. It is made for very small screws that sometimes need to be adjusted, like in a carburetor.
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Re: Locktite on bars?

Post by james80 » Fri Oct 23, 2015 11:42 am

Is this common with other owners? If not and it's only yours maybe they are worn and a new set is in order?

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Re: Locktite on bars?

Post by hoppyjr » Fri Oct 23, 2015 11:54 am

Try using tubes the the straps. The common cause of screws coming loose is the strap catching on the bar and applying friction. The strap tube will provide a smoother metal-to-metal contact which should eliminate or reduce the problem.

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Post by andrema » Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:10 pm

mine never come loose...
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Re: Locktite on bars?

Post by jeckyll » Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:13 pm

Thanks for all the tips:

1) Will get some purple, that makes sense and this is why I asked.
2) Ed: they come lose on the straps that are already thick and therefore pinch between the case and the bar, so when the strap is moved it turns the bar. I may try to get a needle file and thin out a few of my 24mm straps, maybe that would help.

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Re: Locktite on bars?

Post by T.R. » Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:19 pm

Doxa used to ship their watches with the light Locktite product to be used with their screw pins for links, if that is of help. You could also use white Teflon plumbing tape to lock them in lightly.
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Re: Locktite on bars?

Post by jeckyll » Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:31 pm

T.R. wrote:Doxa used to ship their watches with the light Locktite product to be used with their screw pins for links, if that is of help. You could also use white Teflon plumbing tape to lock them in lightly.
Yeah, I debated teflon tape. Thanks!
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Re: Locktite on bars?

Post by t20569cald » Fri Oct 23, 2015 3:52 pm

To stop it happening on rubber, ream out the hole slightly with a diamond dremel tool or some such thing. It is only a small amount that needs to come out to stop it.
The bars are a touch thicker than most.
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Post by BSears » Fri Oct 23, 2015 4:02 pm

andrema wrote:mine never come loose...

Same here.
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Post by toxicavenger » Fri Oct 23, 2015 4:11 pm

BSears wrote:
andrema wrote:mine never come loose...

Same here.
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Post by BSears » Fri Oct 23, 2015 4:12 pm

+3
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Oh wait. Sorry. Just boosting my post count. :banplz:
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Post by james80 » Fri Oct 23, 2015 4:14 pm

BSears wrote:Oh wait. Sorry. Just boosting my post count. :banplz:
0.003% increase. Well done

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Post by BSears » Fri Oct 23, 2015 4:27 pm

Every little bit counts. Ask Deez
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Post by BSears » Fri Oct 23, 2015 4:28 pm

That's quick math too. You might just exceed the IQ level for Dee dub.
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Re: Locktite on bars?

Post by james80 » Fri Oct 23, 2015 4:31 pm

Dee dub??

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Re: Locktite on bars?

Post by CGSshorty » Fri Oct 23, 2015 4:32 pm

james80 wrote:Dee dub??
Dee Dub You See
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Re: Locktite on bars?

Post by james80 » Fri Oct 23, 2015 6:56 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
james80 wrote:Dee dub??
Dee Dub You See
Nope, I've got nothing.

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Re: Locktite on bars?

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