There are numerous products to lock threads on camera mounts and cameras as added security and safety. Red Loctite – Permanent – Requires heat to remove. – Will weaken plastic on cameras and cases. Blue Loctite – Removable. – Will weaken plastic on cameras and cases. Permatex 59214 – Preferred Permatex 59214 High Temperature Thread Sealant – Will not weaken plastic.
Yes – In fact, when the gel pads get dirty or loose their “stick”, just pull them off of the metal mount plate and wash them with warm water. They are very durable so they will stretch considerably before they would tear. Once you scrub them clean stand them upright to dry. Once dry simply stick them back on the mount.