Ouch. Big Rock.

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Ouch. Big Rock.

Post by ruckman101 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:42 pm

But not big enough to catch the bumper.

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New exhaust, too. Straightened pretty easy with a long pipe slid over the pea shooter.

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JB Weld?



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Post by hambone » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:03 pm

Try JB but that will be a trouble spot, hot and eventually rusty. A real weld would be better. Do it before it oxidizes.
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Post by Amskeptic » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:49 pm

ruckman101 wrote: JB Weld?
neal
Can't handle exhaust temperatures. A silicate-rich muffler putty may do the trick, but get the kind that requires water to activate, press it in enough to lock in the inside a bit. Clean artfully on the outside so it is smooth and not too thick. Avoid big rocks in the Ghia. Take the bus . . .
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Post by ruckman101 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:53 pm

Fogged frosty windows, unfamiliar territory, early morning, reverse. Glad it bent back ok without snapping off.


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Post by hambone » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:55 pm

What about brazing it? Or even a quick weld-bead.
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Post by Amskeptic » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:24 am

hambone wrote:What about brazing it? Or even a quick weld-bead.
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Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 93,996 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
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Post by ruckman101 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:08 pm

Actually, my father-in-law (still getting used to that) recently picked up some goop he used to repair cracks in a wood stove. I think that will be the ticket.


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Re: Ouch. Big Rock.

Post by hambone » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:46 pm

Wood stoves aren't under as much pressure as exhaust though....
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Post by DjEep » Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:02 pm

Neither is neal, I'm guessing :flower:
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Re: Ouch. Big Rock.

Post by ruckman101 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:43 pm

Hey....man....like, pressure? So unchill.


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Post by ruckman101 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:03 pm

I went with the product my father-in-law had, which is actually made expressly for exhaust repairs.

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Got things cleaned up some.

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And applied.

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I'll hit it with a touch of paint after the heat cure. The stuff is supposed to be good up to 1,000 degrees. We will see.


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Post by hambone » Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:32 pm

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Post by Amskeptic » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:10 pm

ruckman101 wrote:I went with the product my father-in-law had, which is actually made expressly for exhaust repairs.

I'll hit it with a touch of paint after the heat cure. The stuff is supposed to be good up to 1,000 degrees.
We will see.

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Let us know. That stuff looks interesting. Does it store well? That big can looks like it serve your needs for many decades.
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 93,996 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
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Post by ruckman101 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:22 pm

It's actually a pretty small can. It was the dickens to stir up, but it did. According to the label, a shelf life of a year after opening, longer if you top the contents with a layer of their recommended thinning agent, which we don't have. Thinking of applying it to the heater boxes, as they are kinda loose at the exhaust pipes exchanger assemblies that go through them. A twenty four hour dry time between layers of no more than 1/4 inch, and then ideally heat cured at 400 degrees for a bit. In this case, running the engine.


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