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Old 07-18-2009, 10:47 PM   #1
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JB Weld fixed it!

So, what have you been able to repair on your coach permanently or temporarily with JB Weld?


I've patched a plastic Freightliner coolant recovery tank, used it to repair a screw anchor for the awning lock mechanism (otherwise the darn awning would have come loose on the 12-hr drive home). Life on the road would be a lot harder without JB Weld.

I'm an LEO Colt armorer and I have colleagues who commonly use JB Weld on sniper rifles to fill voids in bolt faces to improve accuracy and to fill in the voids under scope rings to increase the mating surface with the scope. If it can be used on a .308 bolt face I can't imagine a place that it couldn't take the pressure!
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I have been firm believer in JB Weld for a lot of years now. It is amazing at the number of things that can be permanently fixed with JB Weld.

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Old 07-19-2009, 03:29 AM   #3
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I must get a "crash course" from one of you guys some day. I must be doing something wrong somewhere. I have used JB Weld 3 or 4 times

I mix it up as per the instruction. Take 2 small pieces of metal and glue them together. Let it sit for a couple of days and then I can brake the joint by hand (no - I am not related to Superman). Surfaces are clean and degreased but it still comes apart fairly easy.

Wonder if the product that I bought is faulty?
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Repaired top of cylinder that was cracked in a Toyota engine for an old pick up truck I once had. I was amazed that it held up and stopped the engine from blowing head gaskets.Used it on lots of small jobs. I had to make a new worm gear mate for a 15' "C" band satellite dish that was stripped out. Greased up the worm gear. mixed up the JB weld and compressed it around the gear. Let it set up and worked the out side to fit the holding bracket. Worked great!
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I have never had any luck trying to stick two pieces of metal together. I did repair the cracked intake manifold on an old Johnson outboard. ground out the crack, degreased, packed in the JB Weld and let it set for a day. Took a file and sand paper to smooth the gasket surface. I used the motor several years and sold it with the repair still holding.

It has it's uses and there are things it will not work on. I do keep it on the RV....just in case duct tape won't work.

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Thanks for the info guys,I was wondering if that "stuff" was good.

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I just repaired a cracked gas tank on my riding lawnmower that had been leaking for some time. I hope it will setup "hardened" by this afternoon. 10 hrs. I've used it so many times I can't remember all the siituations. W

Wait'll Don hears this, he'll throw his duct tape away. Can't you see it now Ken, glob of JB Weld holding his fender on???
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Another good epoxy is Marine Tex. I've used it to patch holes in car batteries and even an automotive gas tank.

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Jim, Don will never give up the duct tape. I think he has stock in the company.

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I must get a "crash course" from one of you guys some day. I must be doing something wrong somewhere. I have used JB Weld 3 or 4 times

I mix it up as per the instruction. Take 2 small pieces of metal and glue them together. Let it sit for a couple of days and then I can brake the joint by hand (no - I am not related to Superman). Surfaces are clean and degreased but it still comes apart fairly easy.

Wonder if the product that I bought is faulty?
r u using the regular or the quick cure jb weld? imoh the regular works better. you must mix the 2 parts equal parts and use a separate stick for mixing and applying. it helps to sand or roughen up the surfaces also.
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I must get a "crash course" from one of you guys some day. I must be doing something wrong somewhere. I have used JB Weld 3 or 4 times
It's not just you! I've posted a similar message before saying pretty much what you did. I have had horrible luck with a couple of their products. The "JB Quick" and the regular JB. None of them worked very well for me even for the most mundane of repairs. I've resorted to using regular 2 part epoxies with much better results.
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