A surface finish of 1.6 to 3.2Ra is recommended to achieve maximum strength.
Though retaining compounds can fill gap up to 0.25mm, the maximum performance is achieved at a diametrical gap of around 0.05mm
Extra product squeezed out does not cure hence does not interfere in any other operation, still sometimes this can travel to unwanted assembly parts and cure, hence it is recommended to clean them immediately after application
Yes. Surface cleanliness is extremely important and degreasing with a solvent based Loxeal Cleaner consistently provides maximum retaining strength
An interference joint assembly very often does not provide optimum result in terms of joint strength. This is because actual surface to surface contact in machinedparts is less than 30% thus reducing frictional joint strength. By introducing retaining compound between the interference joint, 100% contact is formed and strength is increased significantly.
After the application of retaining compound assembly must be done while rotating the male component and ensuring100% surface wetting/spread has happened.
Yes.A Loxeal retaining compound can be heat cured either to speed up the curing process or to increase the cross linking and strength.
Retaining compounds when used on inactive surfaces such as Stainless Steel,anodized aluminium, coated metals etc. tend to cure slowly. If faster cure is desired, use LoxealActivator-11.However prior testing is recommended because Activator-11 can reduce the final joint strength.