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  1. greekengineer

    greekengineer New Member

  2. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    very good also 577
     
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  3. greekengineer

    greekengineer New Member

  4. Pickwickpick

    Pickwickpick Plumber

    Do you use it in place of ptfe tape?
     
  5. greekengineer

    greekengineer New Member

    If you watch online videos,the company suggests that loctite 55 should be used alone without any additional substance.
    That is my worry,can this product offer a viable and permanent solution ?
     
  6. Pickwickpick

    Pickwickpick Plumber

    Didn't mean whether it was used with ptfe, was wandering what context it would be used in.
     
  7. king of pipes

    king of pipes Trusted Plumber GSR

    Use it alot in place of ptfe good for cylinder fittings rad tails still get ptfe though . Kop
     
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  8. Pickwickpick

    Pickwickpick Plumber

    Really like the couple of different types of loctite I've used for various things on the bike and and on the Bedford, looks like found new use for it then!
     
  9. YorkshireDave

    YorkshireDave Plumber

    Loved it. Far better than straight PTFE
     
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  10. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Ace stuff , havnt used PTFE for years
     
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  11. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber

    Use it and the tape for different applications, used the liquid 577 then known simply as threadlock on metal threads but the joints must be clean and oil free for it to cure.
     
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  12. WC1

    WC1 Active Member

    Always been straight ptfe but often wondered about the loctite. Any one say why it might be better than ptfe on some application ? Thanks. Wc1
     
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  13. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    It's the best
     
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  14. Stigster

    Stigster Plumber

    I have found it to be more reliable than PTFE on radiator tails especially and also more reliable on fittings in the sizes above 3/4". I'm not sure why it works better but it does in my experience!
     
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  15. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber

    :D too busy to give a full answer, no worries stigster did it for you :D
     
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