Loctite 242 safe for synthetic stock?

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Loctite 242 safe for synthetic stock?

Post by ManInBlack316 » Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:06 pm

Hey guys, if this has already been covered I apoligize and would appreciate it if someone pointed me in the right direction. I'm gonna put sling swivels with studs on my synthetic stock Ruger 10/22, I did some research and read to add a little blue locktite to the threads. I got some blue 242 loctite from Lowes. Directions say not to use 242 on plastics, is this no good to use for my stock then? Which loctite should I use? Thanks guys/gals.

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Re: Loctite 242 safe for synthetic stock?

Post by MaconCJ7 » Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:25 am

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Re: Loctite 242 safe for synthetic stock?

Post by Snyper708 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:31 am

I've never used anything on any sling swivel studs, and never had any problems with them at all

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Re: Loctite 242 safe for synthetic stock?

Post by ManInBlack316 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 12:45 pm

They were easy to turn by hand, so I just wanted something to keep them solid, could be becaue of the Ruger stock or because of my swivel studs. I just used a tiny bit of Gorilla Glue since I had some laying around and I don't plan on removing the studs. Works like a charm. Thanks for the recommendation Macon, I'll remember that if I get any future projects with threadlocking and plastic.

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Re: Loctite 242 safe for synthetic stock?

Post by Snyper708 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:24 pm

They were easy to turn by hand, so I just wanted something to keep them solid
Another way to tighten loose fitting screws is to use Teflon tape on the threads

My house is 115 years old, and has a lot of the original door knobs and hardware, so if a screw gets loose, it's nearly impossible to find one the right size.

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Re: Loctite 242 safe for synthetic stock?

Post by ManInBlack316 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:59 pm

Good to know Snyper, I'm gonna have to pick up a roll in case I need anything like this again, thanks.

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