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Does JB WELD really work?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by uglychevyZZ4, Mar 24, 2003.

  1. uglychevyZZ4

    uglychevyZZ4 3/4 ton status

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    never tried it, and need a cheap fix since my burb blew up to get the k5 on the road fast.
     
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    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    I've used it a few times and it does work pretty good. Had to use a grinder to get it off.

    Pig Putty works good too.
     
  3. BowtieGuy3

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    I also have used it a few times... Works great for little things like a small crack in an intake, etc. I imagine its uses are endless.
     
  4. uglychevyZZ4

    uglychevyZZ4 3/4 ton status

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    cool, i need to fix a pinhole in the blazer radiator ( not one of my brighter moments ) to get it going since the burban engine is now toast /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif will it work for that?
     
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    Can't you just swap radiators ???? Put the good one from the burb into the K5 for the time being ???
     
  6. RingMaster4x4

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    It should work for that. I used Magnum Steel it fix a pin hole in my radiator. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  7. uglychevyZZ4

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Can't you just swap radiators ???? Put the good one from the burb into the K5 for the time being ???

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    nah, sounds like a pain, besides, it is a tad too small, it is a 2 row, 383 needs the fat 3 row /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif it was a thought though for sure. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    You got a rebel flag under your name and you never used JBweld? /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif It works good and Im guessing it will work but just let it dry good and dont you the fast trying JBweld /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    In that case, do it right and soder your 3 row radiator. It's not that hard to do.
     
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    It kept my truck going for about 5 months after my t-case threw the chain and nearly knocked a chunk out of the case. I cleaned it good with some laquer thinner and used the Kwik stuff, and it does dry quick. It held fine till I swapped it out with the 205. I also used it on my intake after I stripped out the carb bolts.
     
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    I used it on and old datsoon truck I had the thing kept blowing the headgasket out at the end of #4 cyl.There was a real low spot I just bilt it up and set over night and ground it down and touched it up with a file and drove the s**t out of it and was still going when I sold it(to buy my blazer) /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif mike
     
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    I was driving an old ford of a friends one day, and some idiot owner before had taken out the distributor and dropped the gear down into the pan. Anyway, while bombin out in the woods the crank picked it up somehow (likely it bounced and the crank just pushed it) and knocked a hole in the side of the block the size of a silver dollar. Anyway, cleaned it up and JB welded it, he's never had a problem with it since! JB Weld rocks! I've also used it for all sorts of other projects and haven't had a problem with the Kwick either. /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     
  13. 55Willy

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    versa chem and permatex both make a sealant/puddy/apoxy just for radiators.

    depending on where the problem area is you can use silver solder (powder)and bars leak(liquid)in the radiator.

    -Jeremy
     
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    A friend' dad ran over a screwdriver a year or so ago and it punched a hole in hi aluminum rim, which was discontinued...payed me $20 and I JB Welded it up and sent it back, no problems so far
     
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    I poked a hole through a gastank once. I dropped the tank, JB Welded the hole and repainted the tank and never had a problem again! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif I swear by the stuff!
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    ... my burb blew up...

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    /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif What happened to the burb???



    Give me a call if you need a hand.
     
  17. uglychevyZZ4

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    goober, see other thread in garage /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     
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    Rebuilt Duece 'n halfs (M35A3s) also known as Extended service Program (ESP), use JB Weld to hold the air collar on the axles. The air collar supplies air for the CTIS (Central Tire Inflation system). /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    Chock full of useless information /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I've had both success and failure with JB weld. most of the failures were in high stress area's where there were several directions of shear and torque applied to the seam. other then that, after some of the stuff we fixed on my friends stupid BMW, I'm pretty sure the JB stands for `Junk Bimmer Weld'

    -Rich
     
  20. 77k5bogger

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    I used the permetex stuff on my radiator and it works really good. Jb weld is awesome, always have a tube in my truck! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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