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We’ve grown accustomed to oddly named heavy-duty glues — Krazy Glue has been around for decades, and Gorilla Glue has claimed some market share in the last few years.  But a glue with a picture of a giant man in a diaper on it?  Has Loctite finally gone too far with their Sumo Glue?

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You might have some luck getting a corroded fastener unstuck by heating it, but you probably want to avoid soaking the fastener with penetrating oil or lubricant before applying a flame to it.  With Freeze & Release, you can do the same thing with cold — get a fastener cold fast enough and the bolt and nut should contract at different rates, hopefully freeing the fastener — plus there’s no problem using penetrating oil to speed the job.

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Loctite’s Power Grab construction adhesives have been a staple for finishing work for some time.  Now they’ve introduced the same adhesive in a double-sided tape format to make attaching things like house numbers, coat hooks, and baseboards simpler.

Like the original Power Grab, the rolled version is waterproof, resistant to UV light, and stands up to temperatures from -40F to 248F.

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Why use thread-lock?  Let’s say, for grins, that you’d like your transmission bell housing bolts not to shake themselves out of the sockets.  Or perhaps you’d like the hyper-cool aftermarket steering wheel you just installed to actually stay connected to the vehicle – all good things, and all areas in which thread-lock can help. 

We used the Threadlocker Stick by Loctite a great deal on the Yukon project, both to secure bolts under the hood and to secure the aforementioned steering wheel replacement.  The stick works just like a glue stick from your school days; just twist the bottom and more sticky thread compound is pushed out the top.  This form factor is really helpful as you don’t get it all over yourself.

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