Nylon Locking Patch

The Inlex nylon anti-vibration locking patch is used to prevent threaded fasteners, like screws and bolts, from coming loose due to extreme vibration. When applied, the nylon patch is permanently fused onto the screw thread, allowing it to be locked in position upon assembly. It’s often used in the automotive, aerospace and manufacturing industries because of its ability to lock fasteners in their desired position. It’s a useful tool when a more permanent solution, like thread-locking adhesive, is not required.

Nylon is a durable yet lightweight material that is highly resistant to wear. This makes it ideal for use in machinery exposed to demanding environments. It’s crucial you choose the right size and type of locking patch though to ensure it provides enough locking strength.

What are the advantages of using Inlex Locking’s bespoke nylon locking patch?

  • Standard patch available in blue or red.
  • High temperature orange patches with 260°C capability are available.
  • Re-useable.
  • Anti-vibrational.
  • Variable patch length and position.
  • Eliminates secondary locking features such as nuts, washers, etc.
  • Automatically locks in any position.
  • Plate and patch service available.
  • Resistant to chemicals including alcohol, petroleum, oil, kerosene, diesel fuel and hydraulic acids.

Inlex 180

This anti-vibration locking patch is a coloured nylon 11 feature permanently fused to the screw thread. This process provides excellent vibration resistance and torque performance for all applications requiring controlled loading and re-usability. The Inlex nylon anti-vibration locking patch, is effective, whether the fastener is fully seated or not. This makes it ideal for applications where subsequent adjustment is needed.

Inlex 360

This nylon anti-vibration locking patch gives full circumference coverage (completely around the thread). It’s suitable for applications requiring a re-usable high pressure seal against liquid or gas.


This refers to the application of the patching material while holding the parts horizontally. This is typically more suitable for shorter parts.


This refers to the application of the patching material while holding the parts vertically. This is typically suitable for longer parts.

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