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What thread lock is appropriate for caliper bracket bolts?

Generally threadlocker is not called for on caliper bracket bolts as the proper torque will hold them securely. But if you want to use it, I would not use anything but "blue".
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When to use threadlocker?

It depends on the vehicle but it's not uncommon to see threadlocker specified for assembly. Use threadlocker when it's called for. Today many modern vehicles use one-time-only fasteners instead of ...
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How long does it take for threadlocker to cure?

It really depends on which threadlocker you've used, the surface you've used it on, and the temperature of the materials. From this Permatex pdf document, it states the following for Blue threadlocker:...
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Does Loctite 270 wick?

The blurb I've seen says: Loctite 270 High Strength Studlock 10ml High strength for locking and sealing of threaded fasteners and close-fitting parts after assembly. Penetrates tightened ...
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Oil sump bolt: blue-loctite... too tight, even with leverage. What now?

The amount of heat you would probably need to apply, probably wouldn’t be a good idea applying to the sump. The oil will absorb the heat, which could quickly get to ignition temperatures. I think I ...
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When to use threadlocker?

The main places I have seen the required use of Threadlocker or Retaining Compound (e.g. Loctite 638) specified in a car repair manual is on the splines of driveshafts. I have also seen a band of ...
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Cleaning up spilled loctite thread locking compound

Acetone will soften thread locker compounds and can be used to remove it from bolts, nuts, threaded holes, and most tools. But for a plastic toolbox tray you'll want to check on a small area first. ...
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Cleaning up spilled loctite thread locking compound

You aren't going to be able to dissolve it with anything which isn't going to ruin the toolbox if it's plastic. That you'll have to scrape out or just leave alone. As for the tools, if they are metal, ...
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02 Ford Escape - Advice for replacing EGR valve (w/tube) with one from a junk yard?

I would use your original egr. You don’t know if the other one works - you even mention the possibility of water ingress. Of course you can fit the egr from the scrap yard and then get to change it ...
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Threadlock Permatex 24200 vs 24209

I'd suggest the number is either a mistake on the amazon.ca website or it's an alternate part number for the same product. This is listed as 24200 on the Permatex website and they don't list a 24209 ...
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