Super alloy 5 ?

A duck boat forum to discuss duck hunting boats, mud motors, and everything related.

Moderators: jamesmc, Dogman, NCSUDucker, nitrousneil

Super alloy 5 ?

Postby JustinNASBacon » Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:43 pm

Anyone ever used the stuff for repairs and hole patching on aluminum? What are your thoughts if so. Seems like it'd work pretty good. Or somthing like it.
User avatar
JustinNASBacon
hunter
 
Posts: 59
Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:49 am
Location: Portsmouth VA / McPherson KS


Re: Super alloy 5 ?

Postby tod0987 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:54 am

I've used similar stuff I can't remember the name to try to fix an old aluminum canoe years back. If the metal is thin it is very east to put too much heat into it, warping it before you can melt the metal rod. I had a hard time getting it to bond with the old aluminum even with good prep, but no issues with it bonding to newer aluminum. I used both propane and MAPP gas and sometimes one worked better than the other. I know the MAPP gas tended to get the area too hot if the metal was pretty thin. If you do go that route pratice on some scrap first to get a feel for it before moving to your boat.

Tod
tod0987
hunter
 
Posts: 285
Joined: Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:42 pm
Location: Eastern NC

Re: Super alloy 5 ?

Postby JustinNASBacon » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:36 am

Thanks for the info. Some of the tips were to use oxyacetlene(?). I am gonna try and get some. See what/ how it does.
Thanks again,
Justin
User avatar
JustinNASBacon
hunter
 
Posts: 59
Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:49 am
Location: Portsmouth VA / McPherson KS

Re: Super alloy 5 ?

Postby mudpack » Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:13 pm

Oxyacetylene will be much hotter than propane/MAPP. Be careful.

I thought MAPP was no longer manufactured????
mudpack
hunter
 
Posts: 5705
Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:40 am
Location: Central Kansas


Return to Waterfowl Boats, Motors, & Boat Blinds

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: grizz18, Jangle, Legband#1, TnDude85 and 17 guests