General Purpose Tools

Permatex Threadlocker


No-drip thread-lock

I use thread-lock when I cannot use nylon lock washers. It works fine but applying the blue liquid to a positioned bolt just before the washer and nut go on can be a little tricky and often leads to blue drops under the piece. Enter Blue Gel. I bought it as it was slightly cheaper than the predominant brand without actually reading the word “gel.” It’s like toothpaste, and it is so much better than liquid. One can apply it to the threads of a bolt before feeding it through the piece. No dripping in cramped spaces; no blue spots all over one’s fingers

-- Richard Haven 02/6/23

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