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    Dear People

    Stop using loctite on air fittings. Thread tape works just as well and doesnt make it impossible to remove after they sit for 10 years.

    That is all.

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    You mean I shouldn't use Green Loctite for my fittings? Come on now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dayspring View Post
    You mean I shouldn't use Green Loctite for my fittings? Come on now!
    Doesnt even seem to have to be green. In the past week, I have gotten a BL reg where someone must have loctited a plug in and the frigging thing is so stuck that the allen key stripped. On a marker I just got, the only fitting I could get to release was the one on the VASA. Trust me, I learned my lesson a couple of years back when I tried to loctite some set screws on a trigger. Instead of just keeping them from backing out, the loctite set them to the point where the allen key stripped and they are permanently where they are. And this was using blue loctite.
    Last edited by OPBN; 09-03-2013 at 09:57 AM.

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    Teflon tape is generally our enemy on AGD valve assembly's.
    Blue is for 1/4"-3/4" bolts, it's low strength but it's too much for set screws.
    Probably should have used 222MS (purple) for set screws.
    Loctite 545 Thread Sealer is what I reccomend for air fittings.
    Last edited by luke; 09-03-2013 at 10:28 AM.

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    I agree, teflon tape is bad for reg seats. You can get a little pack of Locktite that includes small tubes of blue, red and purple. Throw the red away and keep the blue and purple in the gear box. If ever a screw seems too stuck, just add a little heat before stripping out the head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luke View Post
    Teflon tape is generally our enemy on an AGD valve assembly's.
    Blue is for 1/4"-3/4" bolts, it's low strength but it's too much for set screws.
    Probably should have used 222MS (purple) for set screws.
    Loctite 545 Thread Sealer is what I reccomend for air fittings.
    I've not had issues using thread tape, but I'm extra careful. Now thats where its confusing as I could swear I have seen set screws that were dipped in blue loctite...

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    As far as I'm concerned blue loctite has no place anywhere on a marker, use purple 222MS and you shouldn't run into any problems. Heat will liquefy loctite if you are having problems removing screws, I have used boiling water and a torch, both work.

    Teflon tape can become opaque after it has been compressed into the threads of a part. These pieces can end up in your valve assembly and cause problems. When I remove a part with tape sealer I will clean the threads with a pick to make sure all the tape is removed. I started using Loctite 545 instead of the tape and like it.
    Last edited by luke; 09-03-2013 at 04:36 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OPBN View Post
    I have gotten a BL reg where someone must have loctited a plug in and the frigging thing is so stuck that the allen key stripped
    I bought a pair of identical Intimidators (Gen1) with the Volumizer upgrade and Torpedo regulators, and a pair of 2K2 Intimidators with Torpedos. On all four markers, the plugs on the regulator and the frontblock were red loctite'd in place from the factory and required serious work to get them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frizzle Fry View Post
    I bought a pair of identical Intimidators (Gen1) with the Volumizer upgrade and Torpedo regulators, and a pair of 2K2 Intimidators with Torpedos. On all four markers, the plugs on the regulator and the frontblock were red loctite'd in place from the factory and required serious work to get them out.
    Only thing I can think of is drilling it and trying to use an easy out. What did you do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OPBN View Post
    Only thing I can think of is drilling it and trying to use an easy out. What did you do?
    I put it in a vice with some soft wood to prevent damage, gripped a long allen key with thick leather gloves, and heated the tool with map gas before twisting (rinse, repeat).

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