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    Loctite QuickStix

    By Matt on August 3, 2016 in Guns If you are a shooter, you should be familiar with threadlocking compounds like Loctite. Recoil has a sneaky way of messing with fasteners on your gun. If you don’t want the fasteners to back out of your grip, scope mount, free float rail, Glock front sight, or any other critical part that has threads, then you need threadlocker.


    Threadlocking compounds like Loctite are a necessary evil. On one hand, they save you time, money, headaches, and maybe even your bacon by prevent critical fasteners from failing. On the other hand, the same properties that help them penetrate threads on fasteners also help them leak out of their own container coating everything in your tool box with an oily, stinky, sticky mess… Not any more!

    A good friend (thanks Publius) and long time reader of JTT turned up this gem and passed it along to me. Loctite is available in glue stick form! That’s right, the Loctite formulas that we all love are now available in an ultra-easy to deal with, no leak, semi-solid, glue stick form that Loctite calls QuickStix.

    There are at least two formulas that you should have in your kit, Medium Strength Blue which is what you use for most applications and High Strength Red which is used less commonly. I haven’t found these locally but they are easily available online.

    If you do a lot of shooting and a lot of your own gunsmithing, I hope this brightened your day as much as it brightened mine. You can tell I’m excited because I just wrote 5 paragraphs and more than 260 words about thread locker!
    If you are a shooter, you should be familiar with threadlocking compounds like Loctite. Recoil has a sneaky way of messing with fasteners on your gun. If you don’t want the fasteners to back …

    #2
    The glue stick type of Locite has been around for a few years now, I perfer it over the liquid, rub it on the threads no mess no spill. Car & motorcycle guys have been using it for awhile. time the gun guys started too.
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      #3
      I use the liquid, never had any issues with strength.... Just don't use too much of it - else it can get everywhere..... Stick might be better... Assuming no spill / mess.
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        #4
        I'd have to test it first. In that glue stick consistency I can't see it having the same ability to spread into tight places the way the liquid does.
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          #5
          I've used the stick for a bunch of years now, much more convenient as you can pre-treat several fasteners prior to assembly.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Parashooter View Post
            I've used the stick for a bunch of years now, much more convenient as you can pre-treat several fasteners prior to assembly.
            This. ^^^

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