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    What's the best threadlock for ride plate, etc?

    The book says 572, but I can't seem to find any. All I can find is the 242(blue) and 271(red).


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    I personally don't use thread lock for the rideplate bolts.
    Maybe other will chine in. I use Antisieze and torque to the proper specs.
    I use Antisieze on everything pump related in the rear of the boat. Trim tabs too.
    It makes parts easy to remove and prevents galling of the threads.

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    My rule is any thing that gets wet or hot gets anti seize unless I do not want it coming apart ever.

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    572 is thread sealant. if you have had your head off you should have some lying around. closest substitute would be pipe thread sealant. Either way, you need something to isolate the dissimilar metals so that corrosion doers not form.

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    As said above 572 is a low strength thread sealer ...........available by mail order;

    http://cgi.ebay.com/LOCTITE-572-THRE...sid=p1638.m122
    or
    http://www.gizmosindustrial.com/serv...e-34416/Detail
    Last edited by volltrex; 03-21-2008 at 10:01 AM.

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    I have used RECTOR SEAL #5 pipe dope which has an anti- seeze property as its teflon base'd, has locking/anti vibration quality as it slow sets to a semi solid adhesive paste. A plus is that it is brush on (apply to your male threads) and is not water solible,so once applyed will stay put and cut down water intrusion into your inserts..

    I bought mine at Homedepo ...RECTOR SEAL #5 SOFT SET PIPE DOPE

    (FYI... this was recomended for use to me by a navy helicopter jet turbine mechanic.they use exotic mixes of metals,have a major vibration factor and used under harsh marine conditions)
    Last edited by w/rpm500; 03-21-2008 at 10:14 AM.

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    Thanks all for answering. I'm in the process of installing the tunnel reinforcement and Carl's intake bracket. I'm a virgin surgeon,but it now appears that this will get done. Mad props to those of you that do this for, dare I say, fun.

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    592 is easier to find at auto parts stores

    http://rshughes.com/products/079340_59231.html

    I use it on all bolts outside the hull and head bolts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RX951 View Post
    I personally don't use thread lock for the rideplate bolts.
    Maybe other will chine in. I use Antisieze and torque to the proper specs.
    I use Antisieze on everything pump related in the rear of the boat. Trim tabs too.
    It makes parts easy to remove and prevents galling of the threads.
    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by RX951 View Post
    I personally don't use thread lock for the rideplate bolts.
    Maybe other will chine in. I use Antisieze and torque to the proper specs.
    I use Antisieze on everything pump related in the rear of the boat. Trim tabs too.
    It makes parts easy to remove and prevents galling of the threads.
    Ditto on this for me. Antisieze and proper torque is my preffered method.

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