I am currently working on the fus of a 10. I have put torque seal on the tails of the bolt and nut but recently I have seen pictures from kit planes and Vic S where the torque seal is on the head of the bolt. Am I putting it on the wrong side? Thanks in advance.
Ps I was going to put a picture in here, but need the tutorial on that too.
Wherever you can see if there has been rotation. I have seen examples of the torque seal breaking off of the threads without breaking the torque seal. This allows the clump of torque seal to spin with the nut, and it looks intact. For that reason I usually run a bead of it from the part to the nut to the threads.
Someone told me you should not put it on the threads - can cause galling if the nut ever has to be removed - to put it from the nut down to the structure. This is what I’ve been doing. In some places where a bolt goes into a nutplate - like the bolts that hold the fuel tank on then it has to be on the head of the bolt.