Cinestar threadlock

Discussion in 'Cinestar 8' started by Marty Ferris, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. Marty Ferris

    Marty Ferris New Member

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    Hi everyone,

    This is my first post here!

    I am building a cinestar 8 and am loving it:)

    I just have a question, when applying thredlock, the bolt passes through the plastic clamps. I remember reading somewhere that thredlock degrades plastic?

    I don't know if I am being overly cautious?

    Is there a technique I am missing:confused:

    Any advice would be appreciated, I am sure this won't be my last post.

    Thanks

    Marty
     
  2. Andy Johnson-Laird

    Andy Johnson-Laird Administrator
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    That's probably a question for Tabb: Are the boom clamps plastic or carbon fiber, Tabb?

    Also, it might be worth some searching on Loctite's web page to find out the recommendations for Loctite 222. I've seen opinions on the web that suggest some Loctite's are incompatible with plastic, but I've never seen any basis given for those opinions, so they may be just ratified rumors....

    Andy.
     
  3. Tabb Firchau

    Tabb Firchau Administrator
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    Hi Marty,
    If you want to apply threadlock to any of the press nuts here is how I do it. I fill a contact case with threadlock, then I dip a small tool (1.5mm allen driver or screwdriver) to get a small blob onto the end of the driver. Then I touch this to the inside of the press nut and the loctite will flow in / around.

    It doesnt take much and I typically only use it on mission critical connections.

    Hope that helps

    Tabb
     
  4. Pavlos Antoniou

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    comeone guys the plastic is good quality it doesnt have problem if there is a little loctite ..!

    Also the problem is when you put loctite and the screw tighten into the plastic and not metal..!
    Also a problem with loctite is with the secure nuts :)
     
  5. Marty Ferris

    Marty Ferris New Member

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    Thanks for the help guys:)

    I thought I was being maybe over cautious, but the thought of this beautiful machine coming down to something trivial breaks my heart:eek:

    Thank you again for your help!

    Marty
     

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