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Old 07-30-2007, 04:56 PM
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J.B. Weld --- The Wonder Goo

Many years back I was riding my dirt bike in Mexico, Way deep in Baja along with two of my buds. My luck, I Found the biggest rock down there, and and smaked it hard. I knocked a quarter sized hole in the bottom of my engine case and was loosing oil quick. Being 100 miles from any help we had to do something! I threw the bike on its side. After about 30 minutes of brain storming we came up with a Bic pen casing, and a lighter. We melted the Bic pen with the lighter and plastic welded the hole up!. Damn if it didnt hold the whole trip, and it got me home. Of corse this was pre JB weld. Ive heard of some bazaar fixes with a piece of wire and a tube of JB. Whats the strangest fix you've used JB for? Who knows it might come in handy for someone else.

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I have used JB Weld a few times at work for gluing plastics.
But for my own project I used it to reseal a slip yolk that was leaking trans fluid. Worked like a charm. I try to use JB first before expensive alternatives.
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I once used it to seal a hole in a radiator. It was a 1/2" hole in the top of the radiator. Please don't ask . It held so long I almost forgot about it.
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I fixed my glasses frames with it when they broke right in the middle. They weren't pretty but held until my replacements came.

I have also used it to fix a cracked lawn mower carb, a leaking garden tractor gas tank, a plastic one no less and I have seen it successfully used to patch a small hole in an aluminum boat hull.
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filled dents on the top tube of an old bike I redid about 4-5 years ago still there but you cant tell it was ever dented. used it where the air tubes broke off manifolds use it on pinhole at the top of my collector reducers where the exhaust shop didnt get the beads tied together quite well enough.That stuff works
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I had the eye of the thread tightening arm of an old Compact sewing machine break off when I dropped it on the floor. No parts were available for a nearly 50-year-old machine, so I sanded the chrome near the break, cleaned it with acetone, blobbed on some JB Weld, and smoothed it so it wouldn't catch thread. Works like a champ.
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I can't even begin to think of all the things I have used JBWeld for...I have repaired radiator tanks etc. A friend repaired a cracked head on an old 15hp outboard over 20 years ago and it's still running!!
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I bought an aluminum intake once that at the time I didn't realize it but was cracked and leaked coolant everywhere.
A little JB weld and some paint, Never knew it was there unless I told you, and it never leaked.
Didn't even get it down in the crack, just smeared it on top.

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Old 07-31-2007, 09:40 PM
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I once was advised to use JB Weld to attach my oil pump pickup tube to the oil pump. Didn't work so well. I pulled the pan because of low oil pressure and the pickup tube had just about fallen off.

However, it's held my turn signal lever in place on the Blazer now for about five years.
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