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At least people who are color blind will get the right one...they HAVE to read the label.
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Been like that for years.... I keep the big bottles of blue, green, pink and red versions and they all come in red bottles. The smaller tubes seem to be any random color. Like grump said, its your own damn fault if you dont read the label lol.

You really cant go wrong with green for pretty much anything though. Love that stuff, mainly cause it works even if you forget to put it on the threads before you tighten the bolt. :icon_rofl:
 

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After I retired in 96, moved to No. Carolina and opened a motorcycle parts/access. shop. Carried or could get stuff for just about anything.
It never ceased to amaze me that many customers, especially novices, wouldn't take the time to read product labels or descriptions to see if what they were buying was what they needed or what was required.
I used to double check with them as to their bikes so I wouldn't have to worry about returns, or pissed off customers when they brought the wrong stuff back.
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They were in a hurry while they were in your store GrumpPaw.
One little peave of mine is having to ask somebody if they know anything about a product, and they stand there and read aloud the label that I'd already read ;)
 

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I think the biggest problems I had were with the newbie Harley owners. They automatically thought they knew their bikes, because after all, they were "Harley Owners".
Had a hell of a time explaining what "snugging down" ment. Used to keep 1/4 x 20 Heli Coils on hand by the hundreds. Used to be able to Heli Coil an inspection cover thread in less than 5 minutes.
They would torque those screws down like they were putting a wheel lug nut on. Don't even get me started on brake reservoir cover screws/threads.
Sport bikers were never a problem, nor were the BMW or other import owners. Only the Harley owners.
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I liked it when people would read the label on literally anything at the parts store, like a bottle of brake fluid and see "this product contains ingredients known to the state of California to cause cancer" and go "OH MY GOD THIS IS TERRIBLE! DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING SAFER?!"

I'd grab a bottle of water out of the fridge, read the label and go "nope".
 

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I liked it when people would read the label on literally anything at the parts store, like a bottle of brake fluid and see "this product contains ingredients known to the state of California to cause cancer" and go "OH MY GOD THIS IS TERRIBLE! DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING SAFER?!"

I'd grab a bottle of water out of the fridge, read the label and go "nope".
???
 

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I liked it when people would read the label on literally anything at the parts store, like a bottle of brake fluid and see "this product contains ingredients known to the state of California to cause cancer" and go "OH MY GOD THIS IS TERRIBLE! DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING SAFER?!"

I'd grab a bottle of water out of the fridge, read the label and go "nope".
What you can tell them (if your not in Ca.) is that you have to be in California to get the cancer mentioned. If your in any of the other 49 states, you'll be OK.
With all the stuff that state finds in products that causes "something", I'm surprised anyone is still alive in that state!!!
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Would it really be that hard for the threadlocker companies to just make the containers the same color as the actual threadlocking compound? I mean COME ON!



Instead, they just sit there like:



 

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If you're too dumb to read the word RED or BLUE you deserve to have your nuts fall off.
 

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Bouncy Bouncy Bouncy !!!:icon_bounceblue::icon_bounceblue::icon_bounceblue:
That also may be one of the side effects from some of that California stuff.
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If you're too dumb to read the word RED or BLUE you deserve to have your nuts fall off.
Well ok, we have to read. But they put instructions on shampoo too. Because at some point some dumbass tried putting it on their french toast. Still doesn't excuse them from using the opposite color. I mean use white on both, I can live with that.
 

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Well ok, we have to read. But they put instructions on shampoo too. Because at some point some dumbass tried putting it on their french toast. Still doesn't excuse them from using the opposite color. I mean use white on both, I can live with that.
I see your from Cal. So, which one will give you cancer? The shampoo or the french toast? Or is it the combination of the two?
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I see your from Cal. So, which one will give you cancer? The shampoo or the french toast? Or is it the combination of the two?
;missingteeth;
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The only cancer I see in this state is all the liberal policies that are destroying it. I won't even think of going close to San Francisco anymore.
 


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