Jump to content
Tony B

Durafix easy weld.

Recommended Posts

Tried it - I was useless with it, but it does look like the sort of stuff you would need to practice and practice some more.

 

I was trying to use it on sheet metal and got nowhere. It may be fine for castings and solid lump repair. Have a look the the You tube videos though

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've this several times and its ok if you take your time, don't rush, clean everything properly and don't overheat the ally. Repairs have lasted well.-

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I've this several times and its ok if you take your time, don't rush, clean everything properly and don't overheat the ally. Repairs have lasted well.-

Used to sell this stuff in halfords and motorbikes. Ideal for cracked and broken gearbox housings. Cast too. Heated of some excellent results in the classic car mags. Cleanliness is the secret, if you think it's clean then do it again to be sure. Not sure if you need a flux tho! Probably wouldn't hurt to TIN the surfaces too before hand.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks guys! I've a Sthil chainsaw that has a cracked ally oil way. I don't want to scrap the saw, but new parts are are uneconomic.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Thanks guys! I've a Sthil chainsaw that has a cracked ally oil way. I don't want to scrap the saw, but new parts are are uneconomic.

In which case (don't laugh or fob this off) liquid metal!! Not a bodge as many think. Clean all paint and residue off surface, open crack if need be for better penetration. Rough surface for better adhesion. I use brake cleaner to deep clean after all this and mix n apply liquid metal. Leave overnights best and lasts an age!

As an example, I repaired a hairline crack in my fuel pump on my Mercedes sprinter til I had time to fit New unit, lasted a month til changed and still dry!!!

Edited by N.O.S.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great for castings, brackets etc - hopeless for sheet unless you are really lucky (I wasnt dispite a lot of trying)

 

For the task you have in mind I think it would be excellent. I am going to try and build up the top tank of my Mack rad with it - fingers crossed!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was taliking to a guy at work today who is seriously into RC aircraft and boats. He was raving about the stuff, apprently it is the go to fix when engines etc get damaged.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I was taliking to a guy at work today who is seriously into RC aircraft and boats. He was raving about the stuff, apprently it is the go to fix when engines etc get damaged.

 

If you want to do a proper job... One word.. "BELZONA"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...