Loctite Red

VMAX Services' Richard Kohlruss followed-up with some information on Tangent Audio. Here's how the CD-100 looks on the inside.

You see those little bits highlighted in red? Any hardware that can become loose during transit has been dabbed with Loctite Red.

If you're like me, you don't know what Loctite Red is. If you're like me, you would have spent your college summers at a chemical plant in Port Newark, NJ, painting curbs and handrails Emergency Yellow to keep your coworkers from crashing their forklifts and from plummeting down the slippery stairs. If you're like me, then, you might guess that Loctite Red is just another bright color meant to catch your eye and/or alert you of something important. If you're like me, you'd be wrong.

Last time: If you're like me, you'd Google it. And you'd find out that Loctite Red is actually a substance used to prevent threads, screws, nuts, bolts and other things like that from slipping out of place. It protects against vibration loosening.

Pretty cool.

Richard added: "This is a time-consuming application which is nice to see on a product at this price level. The fact is you often do not see it this thoroughly done on pricier products."


If you're like me, five minutes after you thought you'd finished writing this entry, you'd get hit upside the head with the Hello Stick and realize that "Loctite" is actually a misspelling of "Lock Tight," and, had you been a little brighter, you could have saved yourself and everyone else a bunch of words, fool. But where's the fun in that?

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Jeff Wong's picture

When I used to play darts competitively in the 80s, several of my teammates and I used Hammerhead darts; these darts had movable points inside a threaded sleeve that screwed into the tungsten/nickel barrel of the dart. The point was in the extended position and upon impact with the board," the barrel would move forward a little and ""hammer"" the point in a bit deeper (this was designed to reduce bounce outs when hitting the wire on the dartboard.) We used Loctite in the threads to keep the sleeves from unscrewing out of the barrel. It's very effective stuff. In fact", I used some the other week to keep the threaded bolts in my front door from loosening.

Clay White's picture

Classic British motorcycles like the Norton and the Triumph were wonderful handlers and very fast. They also had, let us say, a tendency to vibrate a bit at high speeds. Loctite was the biker's best friend.

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