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Old 07-20-2010, 01:24 AM   #1
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Loose cabinet knobs

So many times I'll open a cabinet door and find that the knob is loose, so I get my screwdriver and tighten it. Then I go to a different cabinet door and find that knob loose. I might as well carry a screw driver with me all day! Is there a product that would keep the knobs tight? A glue? What is best? Thanks, Joe
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Old 07-20-2010, 02:57 AM   #2
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Many times we will put a dab of silicone on the threads to keep the screw from vibrating loose yet it still allows for removal.
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Lok-tite.
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Concur with Loctite, it can be found at any hardware store, wal-mart etc.
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Old 07-20-2010, 08:02 AM   #5
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Lok-tite.
I thought that it was only for metal? Joe
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If your knobs are plastic, then the silicone will work and you probabally have it on hand. I just "assumed" they were metal. There are several types of locktite here , that is if my link works, that will work on just about any surface.
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Old 07-20-2010, 02:29 PM   #7
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Thanks for the help. There are several things that will work from what I have read in your posts. Happy Travels, Joe
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Silicone will allow you to change your knobs at a later date. I've never had much luck with getting Loctite to turn loose.
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Silicone will allow you to change your knobs at a later date. I've never had much luck with getting Loctite to turn loose.
That is just what I have been thinking. Thanks, Joe
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Old 07-21-2010, 10:44 AM   #10
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I love loctite. You want to give yourself a treat get a bottle of Loctite 404 (little yellow bottle). Don't fall over from the price. I think it is $25 for two onces. Keep it in the refrigerator. That being said in this application I would dip the screw in Gorilla wood glue. Then retighten it.
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Ask the Ladies for some clear fingernail polish.
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Ask the Ladies for some clear fingernail polish.
Thats a good idea! Joe
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Loctite 222 to be specific(purple in color). It costs about $6.00 for a 6 ml tube. It's a low strength product meant for machine screws less than 1/4" in diameter. There are several other Loctite products that will work but may be permanent. The more common 242 (light blue in color) is meant for nuts and bolts 1/4" and larger. When used on smaller bolts the bolts may break before the Loctite comes loose.

Stay away from the 271 high strength product (red in color). Just a note of warning. There are several other Loctite products that are purple in color. Make sure you get the 222. There is also a product number 22221 that is purple but it is a high strength product.
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