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Tuesday’s Trick of the Trade
You may have noticed our Tricks of the Trade so far have focused on stainless steel and how to overcome the issues that arise when using the material. While it’s not a producer’s goal to torment themselves and their help, the benefits of stainless steel certainly outweigh its headaches.
Today we’re talking nuts and bolts… literally. We’ve all been in a situation where you are tightening or removing a stainless steel nut to/from a stainless steel bolt and even though they are both new, they seize together before you get anywhere, especially when using an impact wrench.
Here’s a trick I’ve learned years back to prevent stainless steel threaded nuts and bolts from seizing.
PVC Glue (Cement)
Prior to threading on a stainless steel nut, apply a small amount of PVC glue to the first half of the threads with the brush.
Fasten the nut and go!
The glue helps lubricate, keeps the material cool and reduces friction, which prevents the nut from seizing onto the stud/bolt.
PVC Glue also works when you are trying to unfasten a previous stainless steel nut and bolt. Apply the glue to the rest of the threads before removal.
|Nut and bolt stayed cool to the touch and removed|
easily with the PVC Glue.
Since Katie didn’t believe me, I fastened and unfastened another bolt without the glue and the nut got hot and seized up on me before I could get it off. A brother’s favorite victory is proving his sister wrong!
We have used this on many projects and this is our go to when using stainless on stainless fasteners.
Have a great day,