Do I need to use a primer with anaerobics?
We recommend the use of primers such as LOCTITE 7649 & 7471 with most anaerobics where both parts are classified as "inactive" metals. These metals lack the presence of iron or copper content and thus, lack the "active" metal ions required to fully cure the product in 24 hours. These metals include plated parts, stainless steel, galvanized steel and anodized aluminum, to name a few. If, on the other hand, both or at least one part is an "active" metal, such as plain steel, brass, bronze, copper or iron, there is no need to use a primer to ensure full cure in what is typically 24 hours at room temperature.