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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:03 pm 
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Is ti anti sieze grease required for ti bolts on alloy?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:52 pm 
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no grease, just dry threads and never had a problem in 12 years


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:29 pm 
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For stem bolts I dont bother but if its a larger Ti bolt under high torque into alloy then I do.

galvanic corrosion can set in effectively welding the surfaces together. Don't worry, this is only an issue with bottom brackets which stay put for many months/ years.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:22 pm 
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My Ti rotor bolts galvanically welded themselves into my hubs, I used copperslip.

Cant get one of the bolts out. :oops:

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:42 pm 
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nrsnow wrote:
Is ti anti sieze grease required for ti bolts on alloy?

Yes, it is. Ignore the people trying to save a couple of bucks by doing things incorrectly.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:12 pm 
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Yes it is required and not just on the threads, particular attention should be given to the underside of the bolt head where it mates against the alloy surface.


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Cheap insurance. I use it on all bolts.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:44 pm 
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Definitely yes... alu and ti together can also result in creaking, the anti sieze/slip will stop that.


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