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Re: sta loks untwisting with blue loc tite?
Loctite is funny stuff. Most people are unaware that it has about a two-year shelf life, and at that point it will never cure properly and should be thrown out. And even new and fresh, it won't work properly unless the parts are BOTH very clean, which can mean clean rags and alcohol or other prep to get any machining lubricant, grease, etc. off them.
If you have the prep wrong or the goo is too old, even red Loctite can be spun off with no effort, by hand. If you do all the prep right, the red stuff will have a much better grip. The stuff DOES work, but only if you follow the directions. (Don't ask me how long it took before I did that.(G)