Pre-Applied Vibra-Tite® VC-3®

Overview

Pre-Applied Vibra-Tite VC-3 is a process in which customer fasteners are coated in bulk with VC-3 Threadlocker. VC-3 is a unique process which makes fasteners self-locking and sealing, but are still adjustable, removable, and reusable. A blend of cold flow acrylic polymers, VC-3 acts like a shock absorber, dampening vibration and preventing fastener assembly thread rotation.

How it Works

Fasteners sent to ND Industries, undergo the Pre-Applied Vibra-Tite VC-3 process in which VC-3 is flow coated onto internal or external fastener threads made of virtually any material or finish. Unlike many other pre-applied threadlockers, VC-3 processing does not require heat which reduces the chance of degradation of the fastener or its finish. Parts arrive to the customer dry to the touch and ready for installation.

Features

Versatile

Processing is compatible with both ferrous and non-ferrous metals, most platings, wood, and nylon, PPE, or PP plastics. There are no limitiations on fasteners size or configuration.

Excellent Shelf Life

When in a cool and dry environment, Vibra-tite VC-3 processed parts can be stored indefinitely before use.

Reliable & Powerful Lock

With exceptional reliability, VC-3 holds parts in place even during extreme vibration and resists leakage by acting as a dam between mated threads.

Reusable

Using steady pressure and standard hand tools, Vibra-tite VC-3 parts can easily be adjusted, removed, and reused.

Minimizes Galling / Stripping

Since Vibra-tite VC-3 remains a thick, resilient, cold flow resin, its properties actually minimize galling or stripping of soft threads during reuse.

Chemical Resistance

Resistant to most solvents (acts as a partial corrosion barrier) with total resistance to water and salt water.

Benefits

  • Low Temp Application: Compared to many other Pre-Applied threadlockers, VC-3 does not require high heat for the application process which reduces damage to the fastener and finish.
  • Saves Time: Vibra-Tite VC-3 processed fasteners can be automatically fed through standard feeding devices.
  • Saves Money: Eliminates the need for costly lock washers, cotter pins, or castellated nuts. Moreover, VC-3 processing is less expensive than applying bottled threadlockers at the point of assembly.
  • Quality Control: Pre-Applied Vibra-Tite VC-3 parts are coated to specification, insuring consistent performance unlike bottled products.
  • Reduces Fatigue: By using Vibra-Tite VC-3 processing, the need for retightening is greatly reduced.

Notes

  • Processed parts are dry to the touch and ready for immediate use with no cure time.
  • Vibra-Tite VC-3 processing does not require any lead threads.
  • Vibra-Tite VC-3 can also be purchased for manual application (bottled product) from our Vibra-Tite Division.

Vibra-Tite VC-3 Competes with

  • N/A – Vibra-Tite VC-3 is an ND Industries exclusive process.

Applications

Applications
Instrument Panels, Dash Boards, Overhead Luggage Compartments, Vibration Areas, Retention Applications. From tiny eyeglass screws to huge construction bolts, Vibra-tite VC-3 is ideal for use on fasteners of any size. VC-3 can serve as an alternative to ND Patch when low installation torques are required along with the need for adjustability and reusability.

VC-3 Vs Split-Ring Lock Washer

Compatible Fasteners

External Threads:Internal Threads:Rivets:
Banjo Bolts, Hex Bolts, Flange Bolts, Wheel Bolts, Machine Screws, Cap Screws, Wood Screws, Sheet Metal Screws, Self Drilling Screws, Shoulder Bolts, Tube Nuts, Fully Threaded Studs, Double Ended Studs, Singled Ended Studs, Press-In Captive Studs, Carriage Bolts, Lag Bolts, Socket Screws, Set Screws, Eye Bolts, Eye Lags, J-Bolts, U-Bolts, Elevator Bolts, Hangar Bolts, Perforated Base Studs, Through Hole Weld Studs.Flange Nuts, Hex Body Clinch Nuts, Prevailing Torque Nuts, Floating Nuts, Hollow Bolts, Insert Nuts, Lock Nuts, Weld Nuts, Barrel Nuts, Chicago Bolts, Jam Nuts, Wing Nuts, Square Nuts, Self-Locating Projection Weld Nuts (WN/WNS), Spot Weld Nuts, Projection Weld Nuts, Bridge Spot Weld Nuts, Tab Spot Weld Nuts, Square Projection Weld Nuts, Flange Weld Projection Nuts, Stamped Flange Weld Nuts, Spot Weld Cage Nuts.Blind Rivets, Break Stem Open Rivets, Closed-End Rivets, Easy-Entry Rivets, Grip Tite™ Rivets, High-Retention Rivets, High-Strength Rivets, Load Spreading Rivets (lsr), Micro Rivets, Multi-Grip Rivets (mgr), Open-End Rivets, Pull-Thru Rivets, Soft-Set Rivets, Tri-Fold Rivets, Ultra-Grip Rivets, Vgrip® Rivets, Grooved Rivets, Peel Rivets, Steel T Rivets, TVD Rivets, Interlock Rivets, Klik-Lok Rivets, Bulbing Rivets, Domed and Flat Head Solid Rivets, Low-Profile Domed Head Solid Rivets, Countersunk Head Solid Rivets, Mil. Spec Solid Rivets.

Don’t see your parts on this list? We process thousands of different types of fasteners and depending on the quantity will gladly look at whether we can accommodate yours as well.

Technical Data

MaterialColorCoating LengthPrevailing on TorqueBreakaway TorqueTemp MinTemp MaxShelf Life*ReuseThreadfill Requirement
VC-3Red1.5 x DiameterModerateNo distinct break; slow release as material cold flows-65°F (-54°C)165°F (74°C)Applied: Indefinite5 Cycles30 - 50% of the thread root area

*When stored in a cool dry environment.

Specifications

Meets or exceeds the performance requirements of the following specifications and/or standards:

Spec ForSpec NumberND ProcessND Material
Allied SignalEMS73314Vibra-TiteIndustrial Grade
Allied SignalPCS5618Vibra-TiteFormula #3, Formula #4
Atlanta ResearchSP 10234Vibra-TiteFormula #3
Delphi (Delco Electronics Systems)Part No. 00047127Vibra-TiteVibra-Tite VC-3
Detroit Diesel9S244Vibra-TiteFormula #3
General Dynamics13233419Vibra-TiteFormula #3
Grumman AerospaceGF105VPVibra-TiteFormula #3
Harris CorporationDWG. P30-0013Vibra-TiteFormula #3
Hazeltine CorporationDWG. 260736Vibra-TiteFormula #3
Leco CorporationPRINT # 764-709Vibra-TiteVibra-Tite VC-3
Lockheed Martin11663357Vibra-TiteIndustrial Grade
Lockheed Martin507-13-410Vibra-TiteFormula #3
Lockheed MartinCAGE # 18876Vibra-TiteFormula #3
Lockheed MartinLMA-ML082BVibra-TiteFormula #3
Lockheed MartinP5407Vibra-TiteFormula #3
Lockheed MartinP5407Vibra-TiteFormula #3
Lockheed MartinP5407-1Vibra-TiteFormula #5
Meritor (Rockwell)005-2308-010Vibra-TiteFormula #3
National Stock #8030-00-163-5792Vibra-TiteFormula #3
Naval Sea Sys. Comm.5174855Vibra-TiteFormula #3
RaytheonDWG. 998730Vibra-TiteVCTS-6
US Army Missile Comm.MIS-28867AVibra-TiteFormula #3
US Army Missile Comm.P5407-1Vibra-TiteFormula #3

Safety, Technical & Process Data Sheets

Process NameMaterialSafety Data Sheet (Applied)Technical Data Sheet (Applied)Process Data Sheet
Vibra-Tite® VC-3®VC-3Vibra-Tite VC-3 (Applied)TDS Vibra-Tite VC-3 (Applied)
Vibra-Tite VC-3 - PDS
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