Form a strong, gap-free bond between unthreaded parts with these retaining compounds to securely join the parts without machining them or using mechanical fasteners. Also called anaerobic retainers, retaining compounds remain fluid until they completely fill all the space between two surfaces and then harden due to the lack of air. These compounds evenly distribute loads along the joint to prevent pits, grooves, erosion, and other wear. They're commonly used to secure bearings, bushings, gears, sleeves, and other components to shafts or housings.
Use these general purpose retaining compounds to bond parts in a range of installations where you don't need a specialized retaining compound.
For Loose-Fitting Parts
For Tight-Fitting Parts
Count on these retaining compounds to provide consistent, reliable performance. Also known as Mil Spec retaining compounds, they meet exacting military standards.
MIL-R-46082B Type l
MIL-R-46082B Type ll
Mil-R-46082B Type III
Secure parts in hot environments and on high-temperature equipment with these retaining compounds, which keep their hold when exposed to high heat. Ideal for heaters, ovens, boiler rooms, and foundry applications.
Get a full cure on oily or greasy surfaces with oil-resistant retaining compounds. Also called oil-tolerant retaining compounds, they maintain a strong hold when exposed to minor contamination from motor oil, cutting fluids, and rust-preventative lubricants.
For Contact with Drinking Water
These retaining compounds are certified to meet NSF and ANSI standards for contact with drinking water. They're commonly used to secure water system components such as water meters, valves, and faucets.
Apply retaining compounds one drop at a time at any angle without leaks or mess using these hand-pump applicators. They thread onto a bottle of retaining compound and release the same amount of fluid with each drop for consistent dispensing without waste. Ideal for precision applications such as securing small parts.