FAQ [Frequently Asked Questions]
Yes, after we process the parts and dry the adhesive a rust preventive oil can be applied over the adhesive. With the Scotch Grip and Bradley products the oil is not removed before processing.
The different colors either represents the strength of the product or the temperature rating. Refer to the data sheets on our web page for specifics on each material.
Yes, all adhesives will out gas. Our white nylon patch does NOT outgas.
Yes, and a letter of compliance is available upon request.
Yes, there are two pre-applied products that have a UL approval for potable water systems. Loctite Dri Loc 204 and Loctite 513.
Most orders ship within 1-2 weeks after receipt. HOWEVER WE WILL TRY TO ACCOMMODATE ANY EMERGENCY THAT YOU MAY HAVE.
We are a service company. Our customers send us their fasteners or fittings, and we apply a thread locker or a sealant to the parts, eliminating the need for this to be done at the point of assembly.
No, WE ARE STRICTLY A SERVICE CENTER. Our customers send us their parts, and we apply the THREAD LOCKER OR SEALANTS to them.
No, our Nylon Thread Locker White Patch is a MECHANICAL THREAD LOCKER just like the Pellet OR strip without having to drill or slot the fasteners.
No, but we have 3 service centers conveniently located through out the U.S. including IL, CA, and MN.
All quoting is priced per ONE Thousand Pieces. For example. $10.00 M
Parts are returned to our customers in the same containers that they came in to us, UNLESS THE BOXES WERE DAMAGED IN SHIPMENT. We accept any type of containers Boxes, Pans, Tubs, Kegs, etc.
CHEMICAL ADHESIVES ACTIVATE UPON INSERTION INTO THE MATING PART. There is a specified cure time before the part will lock up. A Nylon Patch is a Mechanical Thread Locker (THREAD INTERFERENCE). NO CURE TIME IS REQUIRED. Each has its own PROS and CONS so we suggest reviewing the product data sheets AT WWW.BRADLEYGROUPCOATINGS.COM or ask one of our technical personnel for assistance.
Mechanical Thread lockers such as the Bradley White Patch are capable of being reused UP TO 5 TIMES WITH REDUCED LOCKING UPON EACH INSERTION. The chemical lockers ARE DESIGNED FOR A SINGLE USE CHEMICALLY BUT MAY PROVIDE SOME MECHIANICAL LOCKING ON REPEATED INSERTION. IT IS NOT RECOMMENDED THAT CHEMICAL THREAD LOCKERS BE REUSED.
The IFI (Industrial Fastener Institute) has testing standards for ENGLISH and Metric external AND INTERNAL thread LOCKING. For more information, see Industry Spec’s on our web site and view IFI: IFI-124, IFI-524, IFI-524, IFI-525, and IFI-155, IFI-160, IFI-555, and IFI-560.
Yes, All incoming material is assigned a tracking number at receipt. This tracking number identifies the shipment and lot number through out the processes. Multiple lot numbers of the same part are kept seperate by assigning them a unique tracking number.
We pride ourselves on returning quotations within one business day. Your quotation will be returned by FAX or E-Mail. If you need pricing immediately, CONTACT US BY PHONE OR E-MAIL INDICATING THE URGENCY and a quote will be provided AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.
Thread Lockers are used whenever there is a requirement that the joint remain together. Vibration and side shock can loosen a joint even with a suitable seating torque. Thread lockers prevent the joint from coming apart.
Yes, We can apply MOST OF OUR PRODUCTS to a variety of internal threads from an M3 (NO 4) and larger.
At this point in time, not all of our facilities offer all of the same products and services. We are confident that within a couple of years, this will change and all facilities will be providing all the same services AS THE ILLINOIS FACILTY (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF INTERNAL THREADS) We are constantly building new machinery and equipment and placing them in the service centers that are in need.
Yes, We can supply material certifications for the material used on your product and mechanical test data certifications at no extra charge.
Yes, we can supply full Level 3 PPAP’s consisting of a FMEA, Control Plan, Warrant, Material Certification and Flow Chart if necessary.
We understand that samples ARE needed in order to obtain customer approval on the adhesives or sealant we apply. We have a dedicated sample department ready to run your prototype samples per your instructions. We WILL run up to 100 pieces at no charge (Dependent on part size) for your evaluation. ALL SAMPLES SHOULD BE SENT TO THE BRADLEY GROUP OF COMPANIES 410 SOUTH 38TH AVENUE ST CHARLES, IL 60174 ATTN: SAMPLE DEPARTMENT
Please Contact either a member of the sales team, or our quality department at each facility. See the SERVICE CENTERS link at the top of the page.
We can remove the products we apply but are not in the business of doing so. We can refer you to companies that do this type of work.
Coverage is usually specified as one to two lead threads uncoated, and one to one and a half times the diameter to be coated. This can vary depending on the size of the fastener, the type of the fastener AND the type of material being applied.
The BRADLEY GOUP OF COMPANIES builds all its own coating equiptment giving us the flexibility to run a greater variety of products. The most common methods of application are either flow coating, roll coating or by spray. Our accuracy is plus or minus ½ thread.
If it is necessary for the parts to be clean or free of oil in order to apply the thread locker, we WILL REMOVE THE oil apply the ADHESIVE, SEALANT OR NYLON and re-oil the parts. Additional wash charge may apply.
Yes, We are ISO certified to the ISO 9001-2008 quality standards
Freight to and from Bradley is the customers responsibility.