- An acrylic polymer that dampens and absorbs vibration
- Will not harden like anaerobic threadlockers
- Works with metal, wood, plastic (*see table) and more
- Fasteners are easily adjusted, removed and reused
- Works on fasteners of any shape or size, from tiny eyeglass screws to large construction bolts
- Works with internal or external threads
Vibra-Tite VC-3 Threadmate
Vibra-Tite VC-3 Threadmate is one of the most versatile threadlockers available on the market. An alternative to traditional liquid lockers which cure to form a hard bond, VC-3 is a blend of resins designed to remain flexible and absorb vibration. This unique difference makes VC-3 coated fasteners truly adjustable, removable, and reusable.
What makes VC-3 different?
Excellent shelf life
Parts coated with Vibra-Tite VC-3 can be stored indefinitely before use.
Adheres to both ferrous and non-ferrous metals, most platings, wood, and plastic (see table) screws.
Reliable, powerful lock
With exceptional reliability, VC-3 holds parts in place even during extreme vibration and shock.
Using steady pressure and standard hand tools, parts coated with VC-3 can be easily adjusted, removed, and reused.
Minimizes galling / stripping
Since Vibra-Tite VC-3 remains a thick, resilient, viscous resin, its cold flow properties actually minimize galling or stripping of soft threads during reuse.
Unlike anaerobic, VC-3 can be air dried and then installed into a mating part under both fresh and salt water.
Easy to use
Shake well before each use. Apply VC-3 a length of 1 to 1 ½ times the fastener diameter, filling threads 50-100%. Although material will be dry to touch within minutes, allow VC-3 to dry for 10-30 minutes (the longer the better), depending on part size. Fasteners are then ready for assembly or to be stored for later use.
- From tiny eyeglass screws to huge construction bolts, Vibra-Tite VC-3 is ideal for use on fasteners of any size.
- Mounting ski / snowboard bindings, plates and inserts.
- RC models (Drones, Airplanes, Helicopters).
- Bolts on motorcycles.
- In addition to supplying user-applied bottles and cans of Vibra-Tite VC-3 for on-the-job application, ND Industries can apply Vibra-Tite VC-3 at any of our regional service centers.
|Color||Red (custom colors can be manufactured dependent on quantity.|
|Solvent||Methyl ethyl ketone|
|Cured form||Resilient plastic|
|Shelf life||Bottled: 5 Years from date of manufacture.
|Chemical resistance||Offers resistance to most solvents (acts as a partial corrosion barrier)|
|Dries for use||10-30 minutes, depending on part size.|
|Drying method for bulk production||Best achieved using considerable airflow in addition to temperature not exceeding 130˚F|
|Operational temperature range||-65˚F to 165˚F (-54˚C to 74˚C) For other temperature applications, please contact us|
|Reusability||Using steady pressure and standard hand tools, parts coated with Vibra-Tite VC-3 can easily be adjusted, removed, and reused up to 5 times.|
|Minimizes Galling/Stripping||Since Vibra-Tite VC-3 remains a thick, resilient, taffy-like “viscous resin,” its cold flow properties actually minimize galling or stripping of soft threads during reuse.|
|Breakaway torque||No distinct break; slow, fluid release as material cold flows|
|Standard coating length||1 to 1 1/2 times diameter|
|Lead thread requirement||None|
|Thread Fill requirement||30 – 50% of the thread root area|
VC Formula Plastic Compatibility
Note that all VC products are applied and dried on a fastener first. So if your fastener is metal, it can be installed into any substrate as the solvent has already evaporated.
|Product||Solvent Base||Evaporation Rate||Plastic Compatibility|
|VC-3||Methyl Ethyl Ketone||3.8||ECTFE, EPDM, FEP, Nylon 6/6, PE, PEEK, PET, PFA, PP, PPS, PTFE, TFE, UHMW|
|VC-4||Ethyl Acetate||4.2||ECTFE, FEP, FLPE, HDPE*, LDPE*, Nylon 6/6, PEEK, PFA, PPS, PTFE, TFE, UHMW|
|VC-5||Methyl Propyl Ketone||2.4||FEP, Nylon 6/6, PFA, PP, PPE, PTFE, TFE|
|VC-6||Dimethyl Carbonate||3.22||ABS, FPM, Nylon 6/6, PC, PE, PEEK, PET, PP, PTFE, PVC, PVDF|
Meets or exceeds the following specifications
|Company Name||Specification Number|
|Allied Signal||EMS73314, PCS5618|
|Atlanta Research||SP 10234|
|Delphi (Delco Electronics Systems)||Part No. 00047127|
|Hazeltine Corporation||DWG. 260736|
|Lockheed Martin||11663357, 507-13-410, LMA-ML082B, P5407, P5407-1|
|Naval Sea Sys. Comm.||5174855|
|US Army Missile Comm.||MIS-28867A|
|Leco Corporation||PRINT # 764-709|
|Harris Corporation||DWG. P30-0013|
|Lockheed Martin||CAGE # 18876|
|US Army Missile Comm.||P5407-1|
|National Stock # NSN||8030-00-163-5792|
|Country of Origin||
|Harmonized Tariff Schedule||
1 mL, 5 mL, 5 mL Blistercarded, 30 mL, 250 mL, 1 qt, 1 gal, 100pc Fishbowl
Methyl Ethyl Ketone
Applied: Indefinite, Bottled: 5 years from date of manufacture.
|Temp Range Low||
|Temp Range High||
|National Stock Number||
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