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Camguy
November 13, 2007, 02:48 PM
I remove the thread protector on my 9mm Jarvis Custom barrel before firing because it works loose quite easily, even if I'm just racking the slide to chamber a round. Would putting a little Loc-Tite (you know, the stuff you get at the hardware store to put on bolts so the nuts don't work loose) a) do enough good that I could leave the protector on while shooting, and b) would it work/be a good idea to help keep a threaded suppressor from working loose?

Ledbetter
November 13, 2007, 03:09 PM
I use it for that. Get the BLUE not the red, or use "Gun-Tite."

Camguy
November 13, 2007, 03:31 PM
Cool. Thanks for the info. I was concerned it'd turn the threads into a gooey mess. Does it work well? No problems when the barrel heats up?

Jets2007
November 13, 2007, 07:28 PM
As another poster said, USE THE BLUE!!! I used the red on a few of my guns... and lets just say that the bases are... ehhh... permanent now.

Stupid me. Every gun that I buy from now on get sthe blue stuff.

wolverine350
November 13, 2007, 09:15 PM
blue is great

Ledbetter
November 14, 2007, 01:25 PM
It will leave goo on the threads. Clean with mineral spirits or Hoppe's. Enough heat may loosen it, but it will still stay tighter than without.

JWT
November 14, 2007, 01:34 PM
Parts that have red Loctite on them can be removed with heat but it's not a particularly easy task. It's the one to use if you want screws to remain in place 'permanently'.

Blue Loctite does a good job of holding screws in place but allows the screws to be removed if necessary. Use it to secure screws that you don't want to come loose but might need to remove at some time in the future.

Camguy
November 14, 2007, 02:45 PM
As always, thanks to all for the terrific information.

LiquidTension7
November 14, 2007, 09:37 PM
Just be sure to clean the threads really well afterwards - on the can and on the barrel.

Ledbetter
November 15, 2007, 03:23 PM
A bronze brush with some solvent works well on the threads.

Camguy
November 17, 2007, 05:25 PM
As always, thanks for the info, folks. Your excellent cleaning tips got me wondering, though, can I use the blue LockTite with a can to keep it from unscrewing under fire, or is it a case of keeping the thread protector in place until I clean it off and screw the can on?

Hawg
November 18, 2007, 08:48 PM
It should work fine for that. Clear fingernail polish is good too.

Camguy
November 19, 2007, 07:01 AM
Can I use it on a suppressor to keep it from unscrewing when I'm shooting?

Hawg
November 19, 2007, 12:32 PM
Camguy said: Can I use it on a suppressor to keep it from unscrewing when I'm shooting?
It should work fine for that. Clear fingernail polish is good too.