Two conditions must be met for an anaerobic material to cure. 1) Absence of air. 2) Contact with metal ions.
Loose fitting parts along with non-reactive metals like stainless steel can reduce a products’ effectiveness. In some cases primers can be used to counteract these negative effects. Once applied to a metal part and installed, the material begins to harden due to an absence of air. Over time the anaerobic liquid cures to a tough 100% solid thermo-set plastic, locking and or sealing the part in place.