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Vibra-tite VC-3 Threadmate

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Vibra-Tite VC-3 Threadmate

Vibra-Tite VC-3 (formerly Vibra-Tite Formula 3) is a powerful locking and sealing coating for threaded fasteners that works on the principle of "friction through viscosity." It utilizes a special blend of acrylic resins to prevent fasteners from loosening - even under extreme vibration.
Vibra-Tite VC-3 Threadmate Description:
*NOT AN ADHESIVE - NOT AN ANEROBIC. Designed for use on external and internal threads of virtually any material or finish, Vibra-tite VC-3 dries to the touch within seconds of application...coated parts are ready for assembly in just a few minutes. Pre-cleaning of parts is not required except for wiping off any visible oil, grease, or dirt for optimal performance.


Vibra-Tite VC-3 Threadmate Applications:

  • From tiny eyeglass screws to huge construction bolts, Vibra-tite VC-3 is ideal for use on fasteners of any size.
  • In addition to supplying bottles and cans of Vibra-tite VC-3 Original for on-the-job application, ND Industries can pre-apply Vibra-tite VC-3 Original at any of our regional service centers.

Vibra-Tite VC-3 Threadmate Features:

Excellent Shelf Life: Parts coated with Vibra-tite VC-3 can be stored indefinitely before use.

Versatile: Vibra-tite VC-3 adheres to both ferrous and non-ferrous metals, most platings, wood, and plastic screws.

Creates a Reliable, Powerful Lock & Seal: With exceptional reliability, Vibra-tite VC-3 holds parts in place even during extreme vibration and resists leakage by acting as a dam between mated threads.

Offers Multiple Reuses: Using steady pressure and standard hand tools, parts coated with Vibra-tite VC-3 can easily be adjusted, removed, and reused.

Minimizes Galling/Stripping: Since Vibra-tite VC-3 remains a thick, resilient, taffy-like "viscous resin," its cold flow properties actually minimize galling or stripping of soft threads during reuse.

Low Cost: Vibra-tite VC-3 is only a fraction of the cost of anaerobic adhesives.

    Vibra-Tite VC-3 Threadmate Prevents fastener loosening from shock & vibration

    • Will not harden like traditional threadlockers
    • Dampens and absorbs vibration
    • Works with metal, wood, plastic* and more
    • Fasteners are easily adjusted, removed and reused
    • Works on fasteners of any shape or size, from tiny eyeglass screws to large construction bolts
    • Works with internal or external threads

    This product is approved by TACOM** for use on the US Army's main battle tank!
    **US Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command Part# 1166
    *Recommended for Nylon, PPE & PP plastics only.

    Not an Anaerobic! - Not an Adhesive!


    Vibra-Tite VC-3 Threadmate Material Properties

    Container Size 1oz. (30 cc), 8 oz. (250 cc), or larger containers
    Color Red (custom colors can be manufactured
    dependent on quantity
    Solvent Methyl ethyl ketone
    Cured form Resilient plastic
    Shelf life Indefinite (under ideal storage conditions)
    Chemical resistance Offers resistance to most solvents (acts as a partial corrosion barrier)
    Dries to touch In seconds
    Dries for use In minutes
    Drying method for bulk production Best achieved using considerable airflow in addition to temperature not exceeding 130?F
    Operational temperature range -65?F to +165?F (-54?C to +74?C) For other temperature applications, please consult factory
    Reusability 5 or more times
    Engagement torque Moderate
    Breakaway torque No distinct break; slow, fluid release as material cold flows
    Standard coating length 1 to 1 1/2 times diameter
    Lead thread requirement None
    Thread fill requirement 30 – 50% of the thread root area
    Alternate Formulations Vibra-Tite VC-4Vibra-Tite VC-5Vibra-Tite VCTS-6