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    Default Gotta Loose Screw!

    I have a TRU Ball release that I love! But the little screw that adjusts the release comes loose everytime I shoot. Should I just super glue it in place? or is there a better alternative so I don't have to tighten it back up every 15-20 shots? I don't want to glue it so well that I can never adjust it again

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    A little fingernail polish will do it. Back out the screw and feed a little on the threads and tighten.
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    Well sometimes on small screws such as the ones in a release you can actually just use some string wax on the threads of the screw and it will hold it from comming loose. It seems to be just tacky enough to hold it without making it difficult to remove the screw.
    If that doesn't work you can try dripping a drop or two of wax from a burning candle down in the threads. If those two methods don't work then clean out the threads good( get the wax out) and try some of the blue loctite. DO NOT USE THE RED LOCKTITE.
    GOOD LUCK.
    Oh one more thing. If there is room you can sometimes run another screw down on top of the first one and that locks it in place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by red44 View Post
    A little fingernail polish will do it. Back out the screw and feed a little on the threads and tighten.
    While you got that finger nail polish out (clear) it does a real good job of waterproofing your sight tape too. I always put a good coat of it on my sight tapes when I print them out.

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    The BEST solution is to call TRU Ball and send it back. They will either fix it or send you a new release.

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    I called them a few years ago on a similiar issue and was told to put a very small amount of BLUE loc tite on the screw and then wipe 90% of that off and re-insert the screw to the proper place and allow the loc tite to set up. I still have this release and have not had the issue since. I can also adjust that screw and it stays put.

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    Thanks!

    I have tried the string wax, didn't help at all.

    I don't want to deal with sending it back if there is a simple fix.

    I will try the nail polish since I have some already, if that doesn't work, I will purchase some loctite ...thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brown Hornet View Post
    The BEST solution is to call TRU Ball and send it back. They will either fix it or send you a new release.
    will agree 100%. if you just bought it then send it back they will take good care of you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wilkersonhunter View Post
    will agree 100%. if you just bought it then send it back they will take good care of you.
    actually I have had it for about 4-5 years

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheely View Post
    actually I have had it for about 4-5 years
    I was the owner and mfg. of the "Failsafe II" release and used blue loctite on all of the set screws.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheely View Post
    actually I have had it for about 4-5 years
    dont matter. send it back with a detailed description of whats wrong you will be suprised.
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    Blue Loctite!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeanV2 View Post
    Blue Loctite!

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