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A question that keeps coming up on the forums is how to make the leveling screws on mounting plates stay put. There are several solutions to this but the method I prefer is to use ND Vibra-Tite. Apply it to the threads, let it dry for a couple minutes and assemble. It reaches a full lock in 24 hours. Here is the advantage over other thread lockers: you can easily loosen the screws, remove/replace them and in 24 hours it re locks. Another application is when you are using an acrylic sub base plate; if you over tighten the screws it will crack. With Vibra-Tite on the threads all you need to do is snug the screws and they will lock in position.

This product sells for about $20 for a one ounce bottle but it lasts for ages. My bottle shown was purchased in 1995 and it works like day one, still about 3/4" left in the bottle. This product is now sold as ND Vibra-Tite VC-3. Here is a link for more information:

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Not aware of that brand, Mike.

In Australia, I have heard of Loctite.

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Not the same stuff James. I have searched Loctite's product list and they still do not offer a similar product. Loctite was developed in the US; used their products many times.

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I normally use the Blue Locktite because it is removable, may have to try to find some ND Vibratite just to compare even thou I am happy with Blue Locktite.
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Thanks for the tip. How long is the usable life once applied?

BTW for those not familiar with Loctite thread lockers, stay clear of the Red and Purple variants unless you need a PERMANENT hold. They need heat (as in propane torch heat) to break the threads free. And Mike is right, once broken you'll need to reapply.

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I've used ND Vibratite Type 3 (old name) on screws deep inside tools where I don't want them working loose from vibration. As Mike shows in his photo, it is applied to the threads and allowed to dry BEFORE assembly.

I liked the fact that I could apply it to the screws or bolts and set them aside for days or weeks before installing.

I'm glad Amazon now carries it. Previously it was devilishly hard to find.

An excellent product!
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Mike, goto ActionGear.Com.Au Click on the link on the right where it says Vibra-Tite and you will see a pretty good range their of the product range from thread lockers to anti-size products. Hope this helps

[QUOTE=jw2170;345029]Not aware of that brand, Mike.

In Australia, I have heard of Loctite.
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