Warning: Fake Loctite Products

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One of my viewers contacted me about an issue he was having with the installation of a set of NTN bearings.

He purchased what he believed to be Loctite 641 from an online supplier, this was promptly delivered with a label indicating it to be “high strength”. This is incorrect as high strength Loctite is 638.

This Loctite was confirmed to be counterfeit by Henkel.

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The photograph above shows the counterfeit Loctite. The quality of the packaging and label is an almost exact copy, it’s only the mislabelling that causes suspicion.

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  1. Amazon UK sells several versions of Loctite 452. There are several different labels and it is difficult to determine which one is real. I purchased the one with the Henkel name on the package. Still, I don’t know if it will actually work on my 10 bar air compressor fittings, simply because I don’t know if any of those products listed in Amazon UK are genuine.

  2. Amazon is littered with fake products. It is not the trusted store it used to be. I will only buy this sort of thing from specialist shops these days.