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Old 07-22-2021, 09:32 AM
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Default A question about torque seal

Hello,

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.

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Old 07-22-2021, 09:46 AM
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Old 07-22-2021, 09:51 AM
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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.
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Torque seal is cheap.

Do both if you think it will help.
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Old 07-22-2021, 12:18 PM
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I usually put the Torque Seal on the nut side, but in areas where the nut side is difficult or impossible to see for inspection I will put it on the bolt head side as well.
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Old 07-22-2021, 01:16 PM
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Thanks for your posts.
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Old 07-22-2021, 03:14 PM
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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.
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Old 07-22-2021, 04:39 PM
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Torque seal is cheap.
Torque seal is useless. Spend the time re-checking the torque with a wrench.
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Old 07-22-2021, 04:55 PM
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So I've been using lacquer nail polish. All you need is to mark the nut relative to the part so that you can see if any rotation happened. Diving for cover!!
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