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Frequently Asked Questions

Generally, Nickel and Copper-based anti-seize products have conductive properties due to the presence of metal particles, while Aluminum-based may have lower conductivity.
Yes. 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.
Yes. 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.
Yes, 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.
Anti-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.
Increased 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.
Yes, they are formulated to bond a variety of substrates, including metals, plastics, and ceramics.
Vibra-Tite VC-3 passes NASA spec sp-r-0022a for outgassing properties.
Unlike 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.
MEK 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.