What is the proper way to apply threadlockers for both thru and blind hole applications?
For thru hole applications, such as a nut and bolt combination, threadlocker is applied just to the bolt, coating 3 or 4 threads, going all the way around the diameter, and then assemble. On the other hand, it's critical to apply the threadlocker to both male and female threads for blind hole applications such as a bolt going into a closed housing. If it's applied just to the male threads and torqued down, air pressure will force most of the product back out as you assemble. This will result in incomplete coverage and partial cure only, leading to premature failures.