J-B Weld

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J-B Weld

Post by six » Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:09 pm

Do any of you have any experience using J-B Weld for automotive applications? A bracket on my intake split in two, and I'm wondering if J-B Weld is strong enough to repair this, or should I take it to a shop to have it re-welded back in the old-fashioned way?
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Re: J-B Weld

Post by potownrob » Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:18 pm

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Re: J-B Weld

Post by Shadow » Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:41 pm

Despite the name, JB Weld isn't really a weld (they like to call it a "cold" weld), but rather a two-part adhesive, similar to the epoxy mixes available. It's strong stuff, but it's definitely not as strong as an actual weld. I've used it as a temporary fix on everything from exhaust system components to interior pieces. I wouldn't really consider it a permanent repair though. Why not give it a try if you're using it on a part that's not going to cause any big problems if it doesn't hold. You can always get it properly welded down the road if the JB doesn't hold up.
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Re: J-B Weld

Post by six » Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:46 pm

Okay, thanks. :)
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Re: J-B Weld

Post by six » Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:39 pm

Just for the record, it didn't work. :|

I should've figured... if the original weld broke, a "non-weld" weld would break even easier.
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Re: J-B Weld

Post by Squint » Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:58 pm

six wrote:Just for the record, it didn't work. :|

I should've figured... if the original weld broke, a "non-weld" weld would break even easier.
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