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Old 11-01-2019, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by mikefox View Post
Loctite and plexiglass equals cracks. I only wish I had been able to give you that information *before* the application of Loctite. Loctite is great for what it does, but the interaction with plastic is detrimental. Hopefully, this post will prevent others from the same mistake.
Section 5 in the construction manual has very strong cautions about using thread locker near canopies (acrylic), but in this case I think the OP has made it pretty clear that he wasn't using it on fasteners in the canopy.... just that he accidentally spilled some while putting it on a fastener for the canopy latch handle.
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