Holding threaded fasteners in place is a great way to prevent serious mishaps down the line for your automotive customers. From lug nuts and wheel studs to the many fasteners throughout each system, it’s essential that you get several factors correct:
- The amount of torque tension
- The balance between the bearing surface and friction
- The amount of kinetic and static resistance between surfaces
The right thread locker helps you achieve just the right proportion of friction and resistance throughout the vehicle.
Tips for Choosing the Right Locker
As an automotive professional, you understand the importance and challenge of making sure threaded fasteners stay locked appropriately. You’re also familiar with the occasional need to remove fasteners for repairs. To that end, using the correct thread lockers is essential.
- Use a low-strength locker for areas where frequent disassembly is probable.
- Choose low or medium-strength adhesives when maintenance and repairs require standard hand tools.
- Use medium to high-strength adhesives when you have the option of using heated applications during automotive repairs.
- Medium to high-strength lockers should be used where there’s possible exposure to vibration and shock.
- High-strength thread lockers are required for applications where fasteners are exposed to high temperatures during the operation of the vehicle.
- If you need to lock a thread after, rather than at the point of placing the fastener, choose the wicking-grade thread locker.
Reach Out to Us
At ROGO Fastener, we are thoroughly versed in the ins and outs of the automotive repair and maintenance industry. Check out our range of thread lockers for every area where threaded fasteners are used.Do not hesitate to call us at 1-800-423-ROGO or fill out our contact form with questions.