[sdiy] Loctite 648 on fader knobs?

Rob Spencer Rob at gmsn.co.uk
Fri May 15 08:47:19 CEST 2015


Thanks for the tips guys. I might end up using the tape idea but I'm going to try the Loctite first.

I'll report back shortly :)

Cheers

Rob

> On 14 May 2015, at 20:22, Oren Leavitt <obl64 at ix.netcom.com> wrote:
> 
> 
>> On 5/14/15 2:10 PM, KA4HJH wrote:
>> On May 14, 2015, at 2:32 PM, Hugh Blemings <hugh at blemings.org> wrote:
>> 
>>>> I'm thinking of using a small dot of  Loctite 648 but wanted to know
>>>> if there's a better solution?
>>> A bit of a hack but a piece of tissue or regular paper appropriately folded has been of assistance to me in these situations in the past.
>> Yes, a shim is the way to go. Here’s how I would do it:
>> 
>> Get some mylar adhesive tape, like Scotch Magic Tape. Wrap a few turns around the shaft, enough that the knob won’t slide on. Peel some of the tape back and cut it off with an X-Acto knife. Try the knob again. Repeat this until the knob fits snugly. Once you know exactly how much tape to use you can finish the rest of them quickly.
>> 
>> This type of tape has an adhesive that doesn’t dry out and mylar is very stiff so rocking the knob around shouldn’t work it loose it for a long time, if ever.
>> 
>> 
>> Terry Bowman, KA4HJH
>> "The Mac Doctor"
> I recall the old PAiA construction manuals suggesting this method in the case where the push on knobs were loose on the pot shaft.
> 
> - Oren
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