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Offline Nuke56

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Thread Locker for Grip Screws
« on: March 10, 2010, 11:51:13 AM »
During the first cleaning of my R9 I removed the right grip panel for inspection and clean/lube.  All went well with no problems of disassembly or reassembly.  When ordering recoil springs and spare grip screws from the factory it was mentioned that the grip screws should be installed with "low strength LocTite".  There are numerous LocTite products that are Low Strength.  Does anyone have a specific LocTite part number that they would recommend?

Offline birdman

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Re: Thread Locker for Grip Screws
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2010, 01:42:52 PM »
        Nuke,  I don't know which Loctite the Bros. use but it works! When I ordered my R9s from Tom Watson I called Maria at the same time and ordered the Hogue Extreme grips and black screws. Maria had one of the Bros. change the grips before it left the factory. After a couple hundred rounds the screws are still tight! I'm not sure I could get them off if I wanted to. If they ever loosen I plan to use clear nail polish and see how that works. I really don't like the idea of not being able to remove them.       Gene
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Re: Thread Locker for Grip Screws
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2010, 01:45:07 PM »
   Nuke, I forgot, welcome to the forum. You'll like here!     Gene
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Re: Thread Locker for Grip Screws
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2010, 04:56:51 PM »
Blue LocTite is medium strength and is recommended. Clean the screws and holes with alcohol first.
 
Nice job on the disassembly and reassembly.

Welcome and enjoy the R9!

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Re: Thread Locker for Grip Screws
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2010, 09:23:36 PM »
There was a post about 6 months ago about using nail polish.  You may want to do a search.

Offline FloridaCCW

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Re: Thread Locker for Grip Screws
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2010, 08:46:36 PM »
Maria told me that they use LocTite medium blue 242.

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Re: Thread Locker for Grip Screws
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2010, 10:43:32 PM »
New here and not sure where to ask this:
What size fastener is the grip screw on the r9?
The instructions say it's a hex head Allen But don't give a size but I swear it looks like a torx. Don't want to strip it.  

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Re: Thread Locker for Grip Screws
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2010, 11:33:30 PM »
I use a 1/16 Hex L Wrench
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Re: Thread Locker for Grip Screws
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2010, 11:35:58 PM »
and dont use a cheap one, use a high quality one.

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Re: Thread Locker for Grip Screws
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2010, 12:12:04 AM »
Thanks. Yup 1/16" hex L (and I only have the best tools - I own a Rohrbaugh r9 right ;)

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Re: Thread Locker for Grip Screws
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2010, 07:35:10 AM »
You're right on now, XScout.  Continue to enjoy!
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Offline Richard S

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Re: Thread Locker for Grip Screws
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2010, 03:53:34 PM »
I'm perhaps one of the few R9 owners who elect not to use any thread locker on my grip screws. Instead, I just snug them down, keep an eye on them at the range, and always have a hex key around in case one might work loose during firing. But then I like to change out my grips between the aluminums and the CFs every month or so anyway.
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Re: Thread Locker for Grip Screws
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2010, 06:01:01 PM »

I completely agree, Richard. It seems in recollecting screw issues that there have far more stripped than loose screw problems. Some of that has to be from over torquing or too aggressive with the thread locker.

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Re: Thread Locker for Grip Screws
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2010, 10:51:52 PM »
I also agree with Richard and tracker, no thread locker or nail polish, just keep an eye on your screws!  ;)
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Re: Thread Locker for Grip Screws
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2010, 10:57:42 PM »
I use Locker on mine.  I do change alot of grips to without any problems thus far.