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Old 06-27-2017, 07:23 PM   #21
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I just had the nose-rest screw strip out the threads on the metal frame. I tried my go-to trick of putting piece of thread in the hole and screwing it, to no avail. A day later it was loose again. So I went for my Loctite only to find it was lost. I searched around and found that 5-second fix it glue As-Seen-On-TV that I got last Christmas as a gift. I placed a partial drop on the thread sticking out and pressed button to activate the UV LED and viola! No more loosening screw.
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Old 06-27-2017, 08:54 PM   #22
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I wouldn't have thought this was a controversial topic that deserved locking the thread....

I totally crack myself up......
I was just skimming the latest 'health care bill" thread, and that crossed my mind as well!

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Old 06-28-2017, 05:36 AM   #23
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Dollar stores sell a little case with screwdrivers, assortment of screws ans new nose pieces, one buck.
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Old 06-28-2017, 10:04 AM   #24
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Thanks for the suggestions everyone. First I will try Loctite Blue. If I have difficulties, the shrink tubing sounds very clever.I can see that for specs kept at home this is really a fail-safe solution.

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Amen on the blue LocTite. I have used that stuff for many years when racing sports cars and for other odd needs like glasses screws.

They have multiple grades, the most common being blue, red, and green. Just to confuse things they all come in red bottles with just a big color dot to indicate contents. Buy the smallest tube or bottle that you can; the stuff is kind of nasty and tends to crawl out of its container over time. Put it in a ZipLoc bag for protection.

I have never had an issue removing glasses screws that I have loctited, but if you have any kind of issue, just hold a soldering iron on the head of the screw for maybe 10 seconds. Heat breaks down the bond and the screw should come easily.

Re other brands, I know that NAPA screw lock is simply LocTite with private branding. The NAPA stuff might be easier to find locally.

Re varnish, paint, etc. Why? That stuff is not designed for locking threads and there is an easily available product that is designed for the exact purpose. So IMO it is silly not to use it.
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