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Old 02-20-2013, 07:12 AM   #1
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toad base plate mounting

Blue Ox wants all RED thread locker on their bolts for mounting the base plate. Seems like that is a little over kill on the mounting. Seems like the Blue thread locker should be sufficient. It would be a pain to service the base plate after using RED thread locker.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:32 AM   #2
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I don't recall any need to service the baseplate, but due to the possible catastrophic results of a bolt coming loose, red is the recommended color.
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I never serviced any of mine. They were installed with the red and have stayed tight. I do service the tow bar.
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I would use the blue, just in case I ever needed to remove a part of repair or replacement.
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Never had to touch the BP. 2 toads, over 75,000 miles. Would not want any chance of it coming loose.
Red for me.
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Never had to touch the BP. 2 toads, over 75,000 miles. Would not want any chance of it coming loose.
Red for me.
Same here. Red is most likely the reason.
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The nuts & bolts with red thread-locker can be removed. Just use a heat gun or hair dryer on high.

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Have Demco base plate on Tracker it came with blue locktite. have a Blue Ox for Focus they say to use red. Just what ever the engineer thought best. Just like Ford uses one type of grease and GM another.
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The nuts & bolts with red thread-locker can be removed. Just use a heat gun or hair dryer on high.

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I used the red as Blue Ox requires. I have used it on other situations and found a heat gun will allow it to soften up and make it easy to unfasten. I also don't know of any 'service' needed on a baseplate. They are powder coated and relatively rust proof, what needs to be done?
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I used the red as Blue Ox requires. I have used it on other situations and found a heat gun will allow it to soften up and make it easy to unfasten. I also don't know of any 'service' needed on a baseplate. They are powder coated and relatively rust proof, what needs to be done?
Thanks, I did use the red. A tractor mechanic I know said red does't even need heat. Just an air wrench
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Thanks, I did use the red. A tractor mechanic I know said red does't even need heat. Just an air wrench
Agree, red does not mean welded permanently...
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kind of reminds me when i was younger
buy a new car and turn the air cleaner cover upside down for a better throttle sound (ya i was cool ) (not) engineers spent hundreds of hour to make every thing work well and me as a 20 yo kid knew better
i would just use "red" and if there is a problem caused by a loose base plate their lawyers and my lawyers can figure it out
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