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Actually I've used the Permatex/Locktite tape a lot, but like the factory rep said, you have to start it a thread or two back tapering the windings, and most importantly, wind it on in the proper direction so it stays put. Been a life-saver winding it on thick on certain worn out sloppy hydraulic fittings.
I have used it extensively as well. I have also seen cast, and especially aluminum housings split wide open because someone overtightened a fitting with tape on it. Having been in the oil and gas industry, I have gone through more teflon tape than I care to think about. I simply tried to keep the OP from ruining his filter housing.
I think you guys are both right. PTFE tape is an excellent product for so many applications WHEN USED CORRECTLY.

The trouble is, and I don’t think this is an exxageration, the majority of guys don’t know how to use it.

There are alot of self-taught or YouTube DIY guys who mistakenly think its tape, how difficult can it be? The days of knowledge being passed down ended 20+ years ago so you have guys who don’t know telling new guys that don’t know.

And this holds true in the Oil & Gas Industry and not just the shadetree mechanic.

I see guys pulling it apart resulting in “strings” instead of cutting it, using too much, getting small particles or even metal shaving stuck to it, wrapping the wrong way, not wrapping snug, etc..


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