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Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by mrob611, Sep 6, 2018.
Putting the lock washer on the outside would mash up the finish though, right?
Tremolo bars must drive you nuts.
There's one near me. Just trying to enjoy a beer, but they have just the last minute "Rumble" on repeat. Get's old after a couple hours.
No jack plate?
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Be careful with Loctite around your nitro finished guitars. If you get any on the finish it’ll eat through it.
This! It's all you need. If you cant fit it on then you need a longer shaft jack. No locktite. These parts need to be serviceable.
In my local hardware store, these parts would add up to $175.
hmm...so where I worked a long time ago, some of the 6-32 and 8-32 parts came with a dried blob of 242 on them...not a liquid application on the production line. Loctite thread locker doesn't have to be applied 'now'.
Where do you live ? On the moon ? Lock washers ... maybe 10 cents. Same for spring washers. Blue loctite 10ml around $10.
6mm expansion bolt ... a couple of bucks (instead of $20-$40 for Jack the Gripper, jacktite, etc).
There is a plate on my guitar, so I have some protection before any loctite would reach the finish. I will be ultra careful if and when I do use it though. Thanks!
It takes just half a drop. There shouldn't be enough that it can go anywhere else. Nail polish may be more precise due to the applicator brush, but I haven't tried it.
Don't do that you will never be able to get the nut apart again if you use a thread locker. All you need is a lock washer. Just tighten that thing up with a rachet and you should be all set.
That’s what I was thinking??? There for a second, I thought I may have been doing it wrong for the past 40 years.
blue locktite is my first fix on hardware that might come loose. I use one drop onto threads. The only thing risky that I have done is use it to secure pickguard screws on a workhorse tele. It might be worth avoiding on a valuable instrument, but if you need a tool to be reliable, there's no reason to not have someblue locktite in the tool kit.
A tiny drop of blue medium Loctite will come apart easily with a wrench if servicing is ever required. The permanent red is not recommended- it takes heat to get it apart.
As mentioned above- do not get it on the guitar's finish.
Having said that, I've never used Loctite on a jack nut (though my George L's cables are assembled with blue Loctite). A toothed lock washer inside the guitar and tightening with a wrench is all that it required.
Yeah, this [or nail polish] allow loosening of the nut, no problem.
I just use some $1 nail polish. Ez and lessens when I want. Don’t over do it.
Well, doing the job right is all that's necessary. A lock washer is standard, and making sure you tighten -- as in: "make tight" -- sufficiently is all that's needed. There is virtually no twisting force on these parts at all, and when they loosen it's virtually always because they weren't snugged up to begin with. If you're working in a metal housing, Loctite is OK, and the clear fingernail polish (or even a dab of superglue) is OK, but you shouldn't need either one.
All that is needed is a lock washer , a flat washer and an appropriate nut driver. This isn't rocket science - but they use lock washers and flat washers on rockets too, but you need to use an appropriate nut driver - you know - like they use when building on rockets. sheesh !