3M™ Scotch-Weld™ High Strength Retaining Compound RT38

3M ID JS300048258
  • Increases load-bearing characteristics of cylindrical joints
  • High temperature resistance to 300°F (149°C)
  • Easy-to-dispense, one component formula
  • Prevents fretting and corrosion
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3M™ Scotch-Weld™ High Strength Retaining Compound RT38 is a green, single component, medium viscosity, thixotropic anaerobic retaining compound formulated for bonding cylindrical parts to give high strength bonds.

Helps Keep Equipment Up and Running
We designed 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ High Strength Retaining Compound RT38 to augment the strength of slip fit assemblies and for use on loose-fitting or worn parts. The high strength formula requires no mixing or additives and takes the guesswork out of use. It is designed for service temperature applications up to 300ºF (149ºC) and helps prevent corrosion of assembled parts. 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ High Strength Retaining Compound RT38 is suitable for higher strength retaining applications and is not recommended on most plastics as stress cracking may result.

Recommended Applications

  • Augment the strength of slip fit assemblies
  • To prevent loosening, corrosion and leakage of assembled parts caused by shock and vibration

3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Retaining Compounds
Our family of 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Retaining Compounds are special adhesives designed to effectively secure brushings, bearings, cylindrical parts and gears onto housings or shafts. Our retaining compounds also help increase the reliability of the joint. These anaerobic adhesives cure within 24 hours to help make a strong, lasting, precision assembly. They help create uniform stress distribution and maximum load transmission capability.

Understanding Anaerobic Adhesives
Anaerobic adhesives are uniquely formulated to cure in the absence of oxygen. The term "anaerobic" means "living without air" and when the oxygen is excluded, a chemical chain reaction begins that causes the adhesive to polymerize. Contact with metal speeds the polymerization process and rapidly accelerates the curing process, forming tough cross-

  • Increases load-bearing characteristics of cylindrical joints
  • High temperature resistance to 300°F (149°C)
  • Easy-to-dispense, one component formula
  • Prevents fretting and corrosion
  • Requires no mixing or additives
Specifications
Adhesive Type
Acrylic
Brand
Scotch-Weld™