PT 195 TXW seat pedestal will not stay tight

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Need help...both of my seat pedestals will unscrew after just a few minutes of sitting on them fishing. I've tried blue Loctite, but they still come lose. Not sure I want to put red Loctite as I might want to take them off at some point (I've read it takes quite a bit of heat to get them off). Anybody else have this problem and is there a solution? Thanks
 

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Yes I had the same annoying problem. I tried Loctite, didn’t work. Tried plumbers teflon tape, didn’t work. I read on some other forum about using a rubber washer. I found one at Home Depot that was 2” x 1/8” thick.
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cut the half inch hole in the center a little bit bigger to slip over the shaft. Tightened it down very hard by hand and it hasn’t moved in six months. Total cost was about a dollar.
 
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Yes I had the same annoying problem. I tried Loctite, didn’t work. Tried plumbers teflon tape, didn’t work. I read on some other forum about using a rubber washer. I found one at Home Depot that was 2” x 1/8” thick. View attachment 1715cut the half inch hole in the center a little bit bigger to slip over the shaft. Tightened it down very hard by hand and it hasn’t moved in six months. Total cost was about a dollar.
Thank you very much...will try that. I have used a rubber oil filter wrench to tighten mine with blue Loctite and they still come lose.
 
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Yes I had the same annoying problem. I tried Loctite, didn’t work. Tried plumbers teflon tape, didn’t work. I read on some other forum about using a rubber washer. I found one at Home Depot that was 2” x 1/8” thick. View attachment 1715cut the half inch hole in the center a little bit bigger to slip over the shaft. Tightened it down very hard by hand and it hasn’t moved in six months. Total cost was about a dollar.
Tried the rubber washer...didnt work. Bought some red Loctite. We will see if it works. It says it will take 500 degrees to get it to loosen. Hope I don't want to take them off.
 

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Sorry that didn’t work for you. I guess like everything. “Your mileage may vary”. Maybe you could try just a little silicone on the rubber washer?
 

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I would just cut off the threads and let it swivel. They make the pedestals with or without the threads.
 

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