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Threadlock on motor screws with removable prop guards

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by GeeDee, Jun 24, 2015.

  1. GeeDee

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    I bought removable prop quards for my P3 and they require replacing the original four motor screws with longer ones. I noticed the original motor screws had a dab of blue threadlock, but I am nervous about using threadlock in case it causes some damage or I can't remove the screw (they are tiny). I am interested to hear what are others doing when they use removable prop guards.
     
  2. N017RW

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    Do not use generic threadlock, make sure it is safe for plastics.

    Having said that I don't use any. Frequent inspection has yet to find a loose fastener.
     
  3. RedHotPoker

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    Screws with blue thread lock, can be removed by gently heating it with a hair blower or heat gun, and then unscrewing the hardware. There are several grades of thread lock/lock tite that are used in the RC model industry. Not all are 'dead lock'... ;-)

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  4. N017RW

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    Don't use it.
    Not safe for plastics.

    That's why the factory hardware uses cured TL
     
  5. DBS

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    Simple trick when using thread lock with plastics... put a dab on the screw... let it dry first... then assemble.

    The screw just needs a little interference in the threads so vibration doesn't loosen it over time... use sparingly.
     
  6. powerlord

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    Or use a dab of superglue. Works a treat