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Chicken Chucker
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As above, which would you fine folks recommend for a new style P226 going from e2 to regular panels?

If loc-tite, wait for the drop to dry and then screw in or put together wet?

What say ye, fine sages of SigForum?

Thanks for your opinions, as well.




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Hello,
My understanding of loctite is to start turning the screw(s) before it drys. Hope this helps.
 
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If you must go with one or the other, I'd try grease first.

That said, assuming you're concerned with them loosening up, maybe you should try nothing just to verify there's even an issue. Wink


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Honey. Blade-Tech uses it to secure their holster screws.

De-grease before applying.


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I use blue LOCTITE but I've also had success with small rubber o-rings beneath the head of the screw. Lube them lightly so they don't swish out when applying light torque.

Better to loose a grip screw than over tighten and damage the frame.


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Vibra-Tite!


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Originally posted by nhracecraft:
If you must go with one or the other, I'd try grease first.

That said, assuming you're concerned with them loosening up, maybe you should try nothing just to verify there's even an issue. Wink


Unlike most other things, I read the instructions for gun things- it says to. Wink

The spare screws in the parts kits have a red drop of something on them, looks like it could be Vibra-Tite.

Thanks for the input gents, will mull over the options- I don't want to mess up the gift I received (G10 Hogue Piranhas) or the screws I got or the gun...and so on Smile

You guys are the best!




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I've never had an issue with grip screws backing out on any of my guns with nothing on the threads.
 
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This. It works very well.
 
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I've never had an issue with grip screws backing out on any of my guns with nothing on the threads.


I'm honestly more worried about over-torquing them without the lubricity of one of the fluids and getting them stuck on, or stripping the threads of the gun. Adding a fluid lets one torque without as much mechanical resistance from the parts. I have been accused, more than once, of not knowing my own strength.




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My one time experience with Vibra-Tite was not encouraging. The screws loosened up from one range session, and yes I followed the directions for its use. I remain committed to purple Loctite for grip screws. It holds forever, never fully hardens, and does not take long to clean off both male and female threads if you need to take them out and reuse. A bit of acetone will clean off the old, as well as degrease them for the next application.
 
 
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I remain committed to purple Loctite for grip screws. It holds forever, never fully hardens, and does not take long to clean off both male and female threads if you need to take them out and reuse. A bit of acetone will clean off the old, as well as degrease them for the next application.
 


Cleaning off the old was my biggest headache when using the blue. Sounds like I need to get some purple!


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