Alumaloy, Ultrafuse Aluminum Repair, Durafix, Wizardweld

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Alumaloy, Ultrafuse Aluminum Repair, Durafix, Wizardweld

Post by Sandblaster » Sat Oct 11, 2014 7:01 am

Alumaloy, Ultrafuse Aluminum Repair, Durafix, Wizardweld, does this stuff work?
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What better way to test it then on a broken KX500 clutch cover...
In prep, I degreased it as best as I could.
Then I used a simple Map Gas torch and heated the cover until the seal around the oil level window started smoking :shock:
Then I took the aluminum rod and touched it to the crack, not into the flame of the torch.
The rod started to flow so I moved the rod along and filled the cracks.

The results? Good as new?
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The cracks are filled and it looks ok but how to test it?
I filled the cover full of water and it didn't leak...
But what about a strength or endurance test?
I'll see what I can come up with...
If bikes are for kids I'll never grow up.

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Re: Alumaloy, Ultrafuse Aluminum Repair, Durafix, Wizardweld

Post by Sandblaster » Sun Oct 12, 2014 3:04 am

One thing I have learned is that once the rod has been applied, you can't heat it again to smooth it out.
For some reason the stuff balls up and doesn't stick again.
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Re: Alumaloy, Ultrafuse Aluminum Repair, Durafix, Wizardweld

Post by Sandblaster » Sun Oct 12, 2014 3:07 am

Another thing... a propane torch doesn't get the material to be fixed hot enough to melt the rod.... at least not easily.
A Map gas torch is no problem.
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