Are nickel, copper and aluminum anti-seize products conductive?
developmentvt2024-01-09T19:35:08+00:00Generally, Nickel and Copper-based anti-seize products have conductive properties due to the presence of metal particles, while Aluminum-based may have lower conductivity.
Can I apply a new coat of VC-3 on top of a previously removed fastener with VC-3?
developmentvt2022-06-23T15:13:02+00:00Yes. The solvent in VC-3 will re-liquify and adhere to the existing material on the fastener. After drying for 10-30 minutes the fastener is once again ready for use.
Can I have a material custom formulated to meet certain specifications?
developmentvt2022-06-23T15:33:30+00:00Yes. Because we have our own R&D and Chemical blending divisions we are able to formulate products to your specific needs as long as the volumes meet our requirements. Please contact our Vibra-Tite sales team to discuss the program.
Can I use anaerobic thread sealant for high-pressure piping systems?
developmentvt2024-01-08T18:18:45+00:00Yes, specific high-strength anaerobic thread sealants are formulated for industrial applications like high-pressure piping systems. These sealants can withstand pressures exceeding 10,000 psi and temperatures above 300°F. Ensure you choose a formula compatible with your specific pipe materials and fluids.
Can I use nickel, copper and aluminum anti-seize products on plastic components?
developmentvt2024-01-09T19:35:39+00:00Anti-seize products are primarily designed for metal-to-metal applications. Using them on plastics could lead to degradation of the plastic material. It's best to consult the product specifications or the manufacturer.
Can the drying time of VC-3 be decreased?
developmentvt2022-06-23T15:13:02+00:00Increased air flow will help to decrease drying time. We do not recommend the use of a heat source as the solvent in VC-3 (MEK) is flammable.
Can 2 part no-mix structural adhesives bond different types of materials?
developmentvt2024-01-09T19:46:00+00:00Yes, they are formulated to bond a variety of substrates, including metals, plastics, and ceramics.
Does VC-3 outgas?
developmentvt2022-06-23T15:13:02+00:00Vibra-Tite VC-3 passes NASA spec sp-r-0022a for outgassing properties.
How can VC-3 lock a fastener in place if it can still be easily removed with hand tools?
developmentvt2023-07-13T20:07:26+00:00Unlike a traditional threadlocker which attempts to fix a fastener solidly in place; VC-3 works on the principle of vibration damping. VC-3 essentially isolates the fastener from the vibration of the assembly, absorbing any intense shock and vibration which keeps the fastener from rotating. However, when you try to remove a fastener coated with VC-3 with continual torque in a singe direction, because of VC-3′s viscous flow properties, it will eventually rotate out. But this action is not representative of vibration in a real use situation where the direction and velocity is of a more random pattern.
How can you remove excess VC-3?
developmentvt2022-06-23T15:13:02+00:00MEK or some paint thinners which contain MEK are best for cleaning up spilled or excess VC-3. Be sure to use the proper safety equipment such as gloves, mask, goggles and ventilation.