3M TL72 Rite-Lok Threadlocker
Application Type Bond, Seal, Threadlocker 1 Part or 2 Part 1-Part Material Form Liquid Substrate Commercial aluminum, Copper, Nickel, Iron, Bronze, Brass, Manganese, Monel®, Kovar® Industry Bolts, Studs Manufacturer 3M Chemistry Dimethacrylate, Anaerobic Cure Method Anaerobic Cure Temperature (°C) 20 to 25 Cure Time (min) 1,440 Viscosity (cPs) 4,000 to 15,000 Fluorescent Fluorescence Color Red High Temperature Resistance (°C) 149 Low Temperature Resistance (°C) -54 Key Specifications Mil-Spec (United States Military Standard): MIL-S-46163A
Technical Data for 3M TL72 Rite-Lok Threadlocker
- Adhesive - Bond
- Sealant - Seal
1 Part or 2 Part
- Mechanical Fastening Parts - Bolts, Studs
- Other - Threaded assemblies that meet a wide range of applications to prevent vibration loosening and/or leakage
- Acrylic - Dimethacrylate
- Other - Anaerobic
- Mil-Spec (United States Military Standard) : S-46163A - MIL-S-46163A
Cure Temperature (°C) 20 to 25 Cure Time (min) 1,440 Viscosity (cPs) 4,000 to 15,000 Test Method Fixture or Handling Strength Time (min) 10 to 30, 20 Test Method Set Time (min) Fast Fluorescent Fluorescence Thixotropic Thixotropic
General Bond Strength (psi) High
Non-Corrosive excellent corrosion resistance High Temperature Resistance (°C) 149 Low Temperature Resistance (°C) -54 Vibration Resistance/Shock Resistance excellent vibration resistance, excellent shock resistance
Shelf Life Details Storage: Store product in cool, dry area out of direct sunlight.;3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Threadlocker Anaerobic Adhesives have a shelf life of twelve months when stored at 60° to 80°F (16° to 27°C) in the original unopened container. Shelf Life Temperature (°F) 60 to 80 Shelf Life (mon) 12
Not Good For
Don't Use For piping systems that contain pure oxygen or an oxygen-rich environment, chlorine, or strong oxidizing substances Don't Use With most plastics due to potential cracking of plastic parts
Best Practices for 3M TL72 Rite-Lok Threadlocker
Ensure parts are clean, dry and free from oil, grease and dirt.
For best results, clean and dry parts with solvent or 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Activator. (Activator can also be used on inactive surfaces or to accelerate the cure on active surfaces.)
If not sure of surface type, always use activator.
Shake the adhesive bottle well before use.
Avoid touching the metal surfaces with the bottle tip since the metal ions may react with the adhesive upon contact and eventually may clog the bottle tip.
Apply adhesive onto the threaded part where the contact area will be in the final assembly. For larger parts, use more adhesive and rotate the threaded part to spread adhesive evenly around contact area.
For through holes, apply several drops of adhesive onto the bolt at the nut engagement area. For blind holes, apply several drops of the adhesive down the internal threads to the bottom of the hole.
Allow assemblies to set for sufficient time so that handling strength or full cure will occur before further processing or testing.
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