If you're like me you want to make every dollar count when it comes to buying the right products, and so today
We'll be testing out the medium strength thread lockers. We're gonna see which one of these is the best value
I've had literally dozens of people ask me to do this test so just want to say
Thank you for those that requested this will be testing Permatex JB Weld,
Loctite Pro Seal, and Viper tight so if you ever wanting
Which one of these medium strength thread lockers is the best today's project should be pretty interesting
So the purpose of a thread locker is pretty straightforward. The objective is to keep the nut from backing off of a bolt and
oftentimes thread lockers are used when something is subject to a lot of vibration.
So the first part of this test there won't be any vibration
But what we're going to do for part two of this test is to attach this piece of steel
to a lawn mower frame and allow it to be subject to a lot of vibration for several hours. After several hours,
we're going to come back,
and then we're going to do us a repeat
strength measurement to see if there's been any change from the baseline. So anytime you're applying a thread locker,
it's always important to shake up the thread locker, because usually
there is some form of a mixture and these ingredients tend to settle so when I apply each one of these
I'm going shake it ah, shake the thread locker for a little bit of time. The first part of this test is just basically to
apply the thread locker to some threads.
You can see this is really thick stuff so what I have to do is sort of spread this around.
So I'm going to do is thread on this nut and I'm not gonna apply any sort of torque.
I just want to get the nut all the way on the threads, and then we'll let it cure.
I'm going to change out gloves after applying each one of these so I don't have any cross-contamination.
So what I'll be doing now for the second set of bolts is I'll be using a torque wrench.
I'll be torquing each one of these bolts down to 50 inch-pounds of torque.
So the first test we'll be doing is to see how much force it takes to remove
the nuts from these bolts that do not have any sort of a load
applied to them. The second test will be measuring how much force it takes to remove
the nuts from the bolts that have 50 inch pounds of torque.
Okay, Loctite did not hold with ten-inch pounds of torque
From a text move to 20 inch pounds
Okay JB well just moved, at 25 inch pounds
Okay, Fibertite just moved
Seal did too, 35 inch pounds. So unfortunately my quarter inch torque wrench does not measure left-threaded
torque measurements, so what I'm going to do is actually
Improvise a little bit so what I'm going to be doing is basically adding the weight to the end of the wrench
Which applies force and we can take a mathematical equation and measure what it would be in inch pounds?
And so I'm gonna start off with five pounds plus the way this chain this chain weighs roughly 1/2 pounds so this be five-and-a-half pounds
Applied at the very end of this wrench
And we're going to go down the line and just gradually add two and a half pound increments until each one of these fails
Okay Permatex failed at 8 pounds
Okay, I just failed 13 pounds
To it's been three hours, we had two full tanks of fuel to the engine, so I'm going to take this off
Okay Pro seal failed at 8 pounds
Okay GD well failed 8 pounds
Okay Permatex fail
Okay fibertite just failed at 11 pounds
This is a close-up of what viber tight looks like once the nut was removed
And I'm just going to put a little bit extra Viper tight on there just to show you how thick and pasty this stuff is
It doesn't come out as a liquid. It's more like a paste of course
It's very um
Just mostly almost like a jelly I actually like fibertite it seems to be very strong it seems to provide a fairly consistent strength
Okay, the pro seal once. I remove the nut you can see a little bit of chalky residue
And I shook this up
Just want to let you see what this looks like when it's coming out of the container comes out in really nice smooth droplets
Very easy to apply you don't have to spread it around really you know JB. Weld. Just doesn't leave much of a residue
I'm gonna go ahead and put a little bit of JB Weld on
this so you can see what it looks like
Okay comes out as a very, very thin liquid much thinner than Pro Seal
Permatex leaves a lot of
Leftovers after removing the nut so this could be a factor for you a Loctite doesn't leave much of a residue at all either
It's very similar to JB Weld and what's left behind, so let's see what this looks like again
I've shaken this this up quite well, so we'll see what it looks like coming out. It's a lot like JB Weld!
It's a very thin material.
So when it comes to making mechanical repairs choosing the right thread Locker is
an important thing to do
One thing I learned today is not all thread lockers are equal. I learned a lot. I enjoyed doing this project
I'm always looking for future video ideas if you have any suggestions, please leave a comment
I read just about every comment, and I replied to as many people as possible
Finally I'm not sponsored by any of these companies or manufacturers. I don't have any sponsors, and I plan to keep it that way.
Also, I spent a lot of time working on these videos, and I try to produce a good quality video. That's both entertaining and educational
But if there's something I can do better
I'd like to hear your comments
That's because that's how I improved so I hope I've earned a thumbs up
If not, please let me know what I can do better, and I'll work on it. Just want to say
Thank you very much for watching the video, and I look forward to seeing you next time
Which threadlocker is the best? Which name brand is best? In this video, I use 3 tests to determine which epoxy is the best. Products tested: Pro Seal 24206, Permatex 242000, Loctite 242, JB B Weld 24206. Thank you for considering Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/projectfarm