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New Rotor Bolts Already Have Thread Lock

I recently pulled my wheels spent 4 days cleaning them up. I had new tires and bearings put on. I took rotors off to clean wheels. I bought new rotor bolts from Honda.

The new rotor bolts already had red thread lock on them so I didn't add any when I installed them. Someone told me I should have added red lock tight to these.


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No, they have it on them already.

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Add Loctite only if you remove and replace them again.

Does not apply to new bolt replacements with threadlock already applied to them.
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RED? Hmm. I replaced mine a few weeks ago with new Honda stock rotor bolts, and mine came with GREEN threadlocker on them.
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RED? Hmm. I replaced mine a few weeks ago with new Honda stock rotor bolts, and mine came with GREEN threadlocker on them.
No offense intended, but just to be sure.........
What do you see here?

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Hahahahaaa!
But maybe someone really IS color blind!


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Blue Loctite, Red Loctite, yada yada yada... These products are liquid thread lockers that are applied to the fastener by the installer during installation.
Here is some basic info so about them.

http://henkeladhesivesna.com/blog/th...threadlockers/

The stuff you see pre-applied to fasteners is indeed a thread locking material, but not necessarily a LOCTITE brand product. Don't expect the colors to be the same as the liquid Loctite product and don't worry if they are not.

Don't use loctite over a pre-applied threadlocker... unless it is for a re-install. If so, clean the fastener up a lit before applying the loctite.

Hope this helps.
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No offense intended, but just to be sure.........
What do you see here?

Funny you asked. The other night, I was at a basketball playoff with my eye Dr. friend. He was looking across the floor at someone, and pointed something out about them, by describing the woman that was standing beside that person. He said, look at the woman in the PINK sweater. Now I know that particular woman, and had seen her earlier, up close. She was wearing a WHITE sweater, not PINK. Makes me wonder about my eye Dr., because there's nothing wrong with my distinguishing colors. And yes, I saw all 5 of the circles and their 'hidden' numbers in them.
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Hidden numbers? Oh yeah, those....5, 38, 17,...well, you can see for yourself.

So guys, back to my dilemma, I just can't make up my mind about the new color scheme on my bike? Don't know why it's so difficult for me...

Ooops, sorry. No, as everyone already stated, locktite only when re-using the bolts, although, technically speaking, Honda wants you NOT to re-use them and put new ones on whenever you take them off. No worries though, that's waaaaaaayyyyyyyy overkill and probably some kind of policy adopted due to a lawsuit, lol.
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