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    Question Threadlock bad for plastic??

    Hi guys,

    Bought some aluminium dial rings off fleabay, and cos they were cheap they need sticking on, they don't clip in.

    I was thinking of using threadlock, as it won't get knocked once the clear plastic is back over the top, and then I can move them to my next astra when I get one without having to fight with the super glue.

    Problem is, I've bought some Loctite threadlock, and it says in the small (tiny) print that it is unsuitable for wood or plastic.

    Now I'm appealing to people who:
    a) have tried it on plastic before
    b) are chemists
    to tell me why it is not suitable for plastic?

    Will it melt the plastic? Will it just not stick? Will it give off some toxic gas that will ki..

    Thanks,
    Tim
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    i just used a tiny bit of blue tack!

    but im neither a chemist or have i tried thredlock on plastic b4!
    so i shall leave

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    ... Thanks F4...

    ...Where's Ffoeg when you need him???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teejay
    ...Where's Ffoeg when you need him???
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    Bluetac or (maplins) clear silicone adhesive.

    Threadloc isn't glue BTW

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ffoeg
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    I know - just joking, as I knew you'd know the answer.


    I know it isn't glue. But it does a similar job, and not as permanent as glue.
    Will clear silicon adhesive come off if in the future I wanna remove the rings?
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    yep it'll just rub off with the edge of your thumb

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    I used clear bath sealer

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    cool, thankyou.

    Maplins here I come...
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