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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:55 pm 
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I was at my local gun shop and one of the gunsmiths there was discussing that he uses clear nail polish instead of locktite blue on stock and Scope screws as it holds better and less expensive.

Has anyone used nail polish? As it sounds weird to me.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:46 pm 
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Stick with Locktite or a unbranded thread locker (pun intended).
Nail polish is just a paint with solvents and additives.
Locktite is a type of glue, similar to superglue.
Whereas nail polish may prevent a screw from loosening, Locktite will prevent it from loosening.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:13 pm 
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I agree just find it weird that a gunsmith been using nail polish with better success as he stated. hardens all the way through in much less time and loosens with about the same torque as loctite and much cheaper

I'll stick with locktite

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:26 am 
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Dukemeister wrote:
Stick with Locktite or a unbranded thread locker (pun intended).
Nail polish is just a paint with solvents and additives.
Locktite is a type of glue, similar to superglue.
Whereas nail polish may prevent a screw from loosening, Locktite will prevent it from loosening.


If applied proper. I put a dab of red locktite under a sight, to prevent it from shifting. I went to remove them. Didn't even set and was able to wipe it off.

Technically purple locktite is suppose to be used on screws less than 1/4"..


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:55 pm 
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I used clear nail polish for almost a decade on dovetail rails. started doing it because the scope would always slide up and down on the springers and had nothing else on hand. jsut a drop on each side of the rail before tightening then let it dry. easy cleanup with a dab of acetone. i'd learned my lesson on overtightening the bolts on those mounts :rolleyes: . nail polish definitely keeps it in place. works in a pinch for the bolts too if u dont wanna deal with loctite or dont have any on hand.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:55 am 
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Never had to use it yet, but you will never run out of nail polish, little wifee keep's a good inventory :rolleyes:

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:43 am 
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nail polish has been used for decades by gunsmiths for this purpose. works good.


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Have you seen the new Loctite Orange?.... It supposedly has the holding power of Red, but as easy to disassemble as Blue.... 8)

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