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The solvent in VC-3 is MEK, VC-4 contains Ethyl Acetate, VC-5 contains MPK, and VC-6 contains Dimethyl carbonate.
Threadlockers are materials which are applied to threaded fasteners to prevent them from loosening.  There are many different types, but typically they fall into three categories; anaerobic locking, vibration dampening, or prevailing torque generating. Anaerobics are applied to fasteners, then installed into a mating part (typically metal) which causes it to cure and lock in place. Vibration dampening compounds are applied to the fastener then dried. Once installed, they act like a shock absorber, isolating the fastener movement from the assembly and preventing it from losing clampload. The final type is prevailing torque, and is typically though pre-applied displacement materials such as nylon which are adhered to fasteners at a processing facility. They create a wedge force on one side of the fastener, increasing metal to metal contact 180deg opposite, which increases friction and greatly reduces the movement of the fastener.
The drying time of VC-3 varies depending on how much material was used. If coating a large fastener with deep threads, it may be necessary for the part to dry up to 30 minutes before use. We recommend at least 10 minutes for most parts.
VC-3 is extremely versatile. It can be used in applications ranging from automotivemotorcyclehome repairsportingfirearmsR/C, and more.
Vibra-Tite products can be purchased through an industrial distributor, online, or directly from us.
For information about your nearest distributor, please contact our sales team.
Anaerobic products such as threadlockers and retaining compounds cure in the absence of air. It is necessary to have a sufficient volume of air within the container to prevent the product from hardening.