Slackening is one of the top reasons why fasteners become loose. It is commonly caused by relaxation, especially when composites or polymers become more compact; creep or the tendency of materials to deform or move under stress or changes in temperature; and the settlement of irregular surfaces. Irrespective of the cause, here are 4 quick remedies:
- Apply locking glue to your fasteners’ thread before installing them. Allow the glue to dry before using the fasteners to hold tension.
- Wrap the fastener threads with some sewing thread to keep the fastener tight.
- Use washers and tensioners to introduce elasticity to the bolted connection.
- Fill the fastener hole with extra materials to provide increased friction.
At Fasteners, Inc., we stock a variety of high-quality fasteners as well as washers and tensioners you can choose from. Reach out to our customer care team today for more information about quality fastening systems.