Originally Posted by northernlights
the liquid loctite is better at doing its job properly since the premise is that no oxygen is what activates the loctite
That depends on which product you use. Some of it is formulated to be applied to the threads before assembly, some after assembly. Loctite has different products that are applied differently. Not sure about Norm's Permatex.
Whatever, stay away from the red stuff unless you like drilling out broken studs or stripping the threads of small fasteners. If you gotta use it, use the blue, #242 Loctite or an equivalent.