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Old 07-21-2018, 12:30 PM
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Default Nut slip indicator.

What is good to use to show if my AN365-1032 nuts loosen.
Thanks in advance!

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Old 07-21-2018, 01:01 PM
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Raid your wife's nail polish stash.

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or yours; there's nothing wrong with that....
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Old 07-21-2018, 01:31 PM
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As a (barely) relevant aside, when/why did Van's switch from the good, old AN365 to the MS21042 nuts? I used the former on my old -8 everywhere other than firewall-forward, where the all-metal nuts seemed like a better choice.

I still prefer the 365s, as they take a standard ⅜" wrench (of which I have many different lengths and types), whereas the 21042s take a " wrench (of which I have correspondingly fewer) which always seem to slip off the tiny nuts' limited grip area at the most inopportune moments.

Why, oh why?
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Old 07-21-2018, 02:18 PM
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Raid your wife's nail polish stash.

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or yours; there's nothing wrong with that....
(Ssshhhh... don't ask, don't tell, and all that.)
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Old 07-21-2018, 02:42 PM
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What is good to use to show if my AN365-1032 nuts loosen.
Thanks in advance!

Ken
A wrench...
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Old 07-21-2018, 03:08 PM
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Raid your wife's nail polish stash.

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or yours; there's nothing wrong with that....
LOL

Or go to an auto parts store and buy one of those small paint touch-up sticks. I use yellow for everything that I have torqued. Very gratifying...



(also available in stylish red, for your nails)
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Old 07-21-2018, 03:13 PM
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I can tell you one advantage of the MS21042 nuts.... on one of our airplanes, they save about a pound.

Dave
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Old 07-21-2018, 03:43 PM
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Default Nail polish

I tried nail polish but just wasnt great. I went to Grainer and bought 2 tubes; lifetime supply. No reason to fear the right stuff.
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Old 07-21-2018, 06:03 PM
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Try this.
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