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Try cheap nail polish - whatever colours take your fancy. Can be found in most chemists, Big W's & "ElCheepo" stores, etc.

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Danny - There are a variety of torque seal marking products available.

There's the original Dykem Cross Check Torque Seal. Not resistant to some fluids or solvents.

There's Dykem Cross Check Torque Seal Plus - aviation-approved, and resistant to Skydrol attack.

There's Loctite 7414 Torque Mark - much more expensive than the Dykem product, and doesn't indicate how resistant it is to solvents and Skydrol - or whether it's aviation-approved.

There's an eBay (AU) seller from Bacchus Marsh, selling an unbranded Torque Seal cheaply, $12 for 2 bottles. I suspect this stuff is simply nail polish, repackaged.

 

If you can be sure the torque seal you use is never going to come into contact with solvents or Skydrol, then the regular Dykem Torque Seal will be adequate.

There will generally be little difference in price wherever you buy the product - apart from Blackwoods, of course, where you will need lube for the reaming. If you buy online, watch out for shipping costs.

Aeroparts has the original Dykem Cross Check Torque Seal for $18.65. They do not state their shipping costs until you checkout, but they say they use TNT and AustPost, and their shipping costs "are reasonably low".

 

Remember this product is volatile, has a 2 year shelf life, and will harden rapidly in the tube if the cap is not properly sealed.

I store the volatile products in tubes, that suffer from short shelf life - such as gasket sealers, silicone sealers, mastics, and torque seal, in the workshop fridge, at all times when they are not actually being used.

This ensures their volatility is reduced and their shelf life is extended. There's nothing worse than finding the tube of volatile product you plan to use, is buggered, due to storage in high ambient temperatures.

 

Dykem Cross Check

 

eBay - cheap Torque Seal

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On 11/26/2018 at 10:49 PM, Steve L said:

no . . .  use nail polish it does the same as Torque Seal. 

Not sure I would go so far as to say "the same as" but it is a passable facsimile of the real thing and much cheaper

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Thanks guys. I wasn’t getting alerts for some reason only just saw the replies. Ingenious meantime I went with dykem torque seal just to be sure. 

 

Onetrack, good call on keeping it in the fridge when not in use

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Hi Danny G  I have used the dykem for about two years and keep in top tray of tool box and still good used most recently last weekend.

 

The torque seal used to go hard so I find the dykem worth the extra expense.

 

Cheers

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