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Old 01-24-2011, 03:10 PM   #1
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Question Loctite~ Blue or Purple?

Installing a Reciever Mount on a Ruger 10/22
Should I use Blue or Purple Loctite?
 
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Old 01-24-2011, 03:29 PM   #2
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Use blue. YOu will be able to get the screws out if you need to.
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Old 01-24-2011, 09:18 PM   #3
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Purple is correct for small screws like scope mounts and similar.

If I only had blue on hand I would use that but purple is better. I picked up a bottle and it goes a long way. I have used it a lot.

If you are really in a bind steal the wife/GF's clear nail polish. If you ever want to take it out a little polish remover will work wonders.
 
Old 01-25-2011, 06:50 PM   #4
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Good Call,
Just noticed it was for a 10-22. I have had at least 1 issue with purple on a centerfire rifle, always used blue after that. The correct driver will let you get that screw out, and you wont have to worry about it coming loose.
 
Old 04-26-2011, 09:18 PM   #5
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I've used Loc-Tite Red with higher caliber weapon systems (i.e. .30 caliber +)
, and Blue on the lower caliber (.22-25-06) . But am unfamiliar with the purple. School me.
 
Old 04-27-2011, 05:20 PM   #6
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I have both since I work on cars everyday and I use blue on almost anything. Use red if you never wanna take the bolt or screw off again. Use blue on anything you want to maybe take off again. I used red when bolting my seat belts into my 63 Beetle cause I never want those coming out.

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Old 04-27-2011, 07:49 PM   #7
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Quote:
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I've used Loc-Tite Red with higher caliber weapon systems (i.e. .30 caliber +)
, and Blue on the lower caliber (.22-25-06) . But am unfamiliar with the purple. School me.
Lighter weight than Blue loctite.
Designed for 'Small/tiny' scews and bolts.
Like a rail going on top of the Ruger MKIII. For the weaver style mount for optics.

Its made to be removed if need be.
 
Old 04-27-2011, 11:19 PM   #8
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in the army all the armorers i knew only used the red loctite... these other kinds are news to me, lol.
 
Old 04-29-2011, 06:34 AM   #9
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I use the blue for my P238's because the grips screws kept working themselves loose after a couple of mags. The blue kept them secure, but I am able to loosen them when I break down the weapons for cleaning with no problems.

In all fairness, I have never used the purple or red so I am not in the position to compare the three.
 
Old 10-17-2011, 05:00 AM   #10
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Red you need to heat up to remove, never heard of purple...might have to pick up some of it.
 
Old 10-24-2011, 10:29 PM   #11
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So, Purple sems to be a sticky option between red and blue, with a cohesive twist? (chemcal bond).
 
Old 10-25-2011, 09:54 AM   #12
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Blue is easy to get off with a little effort. Purple don't see the need and it's hard to find IME
 
Old 10-25-2011, 09:55 AM   #13
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Red strong ,blue med, purple light. Blue is the medium choice
 
Old 03-03-2013, 07:48 PM   #14
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On my motorcycle I've had blue come loose, but never red loosen up but you can remove anything with the proper application of explosives/force. <grin> Purple's new to me, I'll have to get some.

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Old 03-03-2013, 07:58 PM   #15
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Quote:
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in the army all the armorers i knew only used the red loctite... these other kinds are news to me, lol.
They're not always the best people to have working on your weapons in my experience
 
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