Re: Is there any more affordable thread locker that compares to locktite?
I've been using the sticks - picked up one of the blue and one of the red a few years ago. I find them easier to use than the little vials - just wipe the bolt across the stick and you're set.
They're about $15 ~ $20 each depending on where you buy them. As I said, I've had them for a few years and still using them. I also see that they now have anti-seize sticks and some other formulations.
As you found out with your driveshaft, I'd say the price is cheap insurance.