Loctite discovery


With my car up on ramps, installing a new trailer hitch from underneath, I
made an interesting discovery today. I don't work upside-down much anymore
and I get things a little backwards; I squeezed a tube of Loctite 242 onto
my favorite baseball cap and into my mouth.
There were two discoveries, actually. First, Loctite washes out of your hat
with soap and water, if you get it quickly. Secondly, it's as sweet as sugar
water. In fact, it tastes a lot like Prestone Antifreeze.
'Just thought you'd want to know, in case you ever wondered about it. If
anyone gets to taste gasket cement, please let us know what the flavor of
that's like, too. d8-)
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Ed Huntress
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Ed Huntress
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Your gizmo will probably be glued shut the next time you pee Ed. Keep some solvent handy buddy! LOL
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John R. Carroll
At $5,000.00 per gallon, Loctite 242 is not on my menu.
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Richard J Kinch
Sweet! Gotta love the taste of cyano-acrylate in the morning, right?
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Don Foreman
Ed, you've got a winner here. You merely need to devise a cocktail recipe that includes 242 as an ingredient and supply that to the conventions for both political parties. Think of a trendy name.
For the Republicans it might be a "sealed lips".
For the dems, I dunno since the current mantra is "change" which doesn't seem consistent with Loctite. Use of Loctite does seem to imply commitment to a clear course .... nevermind.
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Don Foreman
Who would have guessed what it tasted like? Jeez, what an unpleasant surprise that was.
-- Ed Huntress
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Ed Huntress
It smells almond like too. Guess we know where that comes from. Karl
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kfvorwerk
Hey Ed,
Empirical testing and evidence is best, but I don't think I would have the nerve you do, to do that kinda useful customer report. Thank You!! (I'll know what to do next time my wife needs a "Sweet&Low for her coffee!!)
Besides, I can't figure out what you were doing with Loctite and a trailer hitch. Having just had a new Reece put on my mini-van Friday, it became apparent that the best product to apply was "Nev'r'Seez" or "Masters Metallic". 2 of 4 bolts snapped off during the removal stage, and one took three "nut welds" and a strong application of a new "E-Z-OUT" before surrendering! Anti-seize was liberally applied to the new bolts!!! (I hope to have a newer van in a few months, and will be very pleased if this hitch fits it too.)
By the way, the "E-Z-OUT" set was brand-new (first use) and a style I had not seen before. It comes in a nice little box with 5 sizes, each with it's own LH drill-bit (of excellent quality by-the-way). There are also guide-bushings for the bits. A size is selected, drilled as deep as possible, and the matching splined hard pin is hammered home and a matching splined-hole hex placed on it and turned. Worked a treat. Mechanic says "Well, that just paid for itself!" although I didn't ask the price. I can get details for any further interest here.
Take care. Happy Labour Day!! Great day for us as we just gained a daughter-in-law last night!!
Brian Lawson, Bothwell, Ontario.
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Brian Lawson
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Pete Keillor
On Mon, 1 Sep 2008 00:29:29 -0400, with neither quill nor qualm, "Ed Huntress" quickly quoth:
Brilliant! Once or more than once, sir? ;)
We won't ask.
I had a spider drop on my mustache once (going to UTI in '72 and wrenching at a used car lot for extra dough parttime), as I fit an oil pan up onto the block. I quickly brushed it off and, of course, there was some silicone gasket sealer on my fingers at the time. It had no taste (just that horrible acetic acid smell and the bright blue color) and I had to trim the hell out of my mustache later that day, despite wiping it off immediately and thoroughly.
-- The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man. -- Euripides
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Larry Jaques
Belt and suspenders. It came with Belleville washers, but I didn't want to put in anti-seize, and Loctite serves both purposes pretty well. I used a lot of the stuff when I raced sports cars and I've come to rely on it for most fastening jobs around a car.
Regarding the sweetness of Loctite, I suspect it's also highly toxic. That's why I made the reference to antifreeze. It's sweet, too, and toxic as hell. It kills some dogs and cats every year, when they lap up a puddle of it left from a leaking radiator.
Hey, congrats, Brian!
-- Ed Huntress
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Ed Huntress
Ha-ha!
Antifreeze will kill you. Don't let your pets lap up the leaks.
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Ed Huntress
Ed, I think you need to change your diet.
Wes -- "Additionally as a security officer, I carry a gun to protect government officials but my life isn't worth protecting at home in their eyes." Dick Anthony Heller
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Wes
That was a force-feeding, Wes, not a choice. Lying there, upside-down, I was surprised to see the Loctite flowing *up*. But it actually was down. d8-)
-- Ed Huntress
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Ed Huntress
Same story with the Prestone? ;)
Wes
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Wes
The Prestone was sampled around 43 years ago, so the recipe may have changed. That was an experiment to see how the radiator petcock worked.
-- Ed Huntress
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Ed Huntress
Two quick with the radiator cap is how I got my first taste.
Used to hang out with a bud that ran a septic tank pump truck. His advice was keep your mouth shut when close to the hole or hose. ;)
Wes
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Wes
Ha-HA! Oh, man, I'll bet that's a quick teacher. d8-)
-- Ed Huntress
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Ed Huntress
Keeping one's mouth shut is hardly ever a bad idea.
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Don Foreman
Note: Real trailer hitches don't install with bolts, they install with a wirefeed welder. And real hitches don't stick down under the car much, so you can still go in and out of almost any driveway without scraping.
The fake ones are designed badly on purpose - they put a big name sticker on the crossbar and they must build the hitches to hang real low for the free advertising so everyone can see who made it - and the sparks going through the driveway only attract more attention...
Yuck!
There are some glycols in it most likely. Not good for your insides in larger quantities, so don't make a habit of drinking it.
If it ever happens, I'll let you know...
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Bruce L. Bergman

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