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Old 10-18-2004, 02:16 PM
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weld it ?

I have a grill bar from my 52 buick that is broken. I think it is made of some kind of pot metal. Can this type of metal be welded?

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DON'T TRY AND WELD THAT!!!!

There are people repairing pot metal...look in Hemmings Motor News....or use and epoxy to fix it from the back....You can use a coat hanger in the epoxy from the broken piece to another piece to strengthen it. Or any other small piece of metal to bridge the repair...get the idea???


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Old 10-19-2004, 12:16 AM
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you could braze it couldn't you?...
might need to find some silver rod to do it with or your going to have color issues...... unless you could get it rechromed. but i think you could braze it to perfection.
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Some of these special solders, such as Muggyweld, are alloyed so you can solder pot metal as well as other metals..I read a post
not long ago hear about some one fixing a tail light assembly with it.
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weld

Thax for all the responses but I think I might have to find a new one because this part is going to be in a spot where it is going to take abuse and I don't think a epoxy will hold and brazing won't stick. I tried it on a scrap piece and it just melted the pot metal.
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Try these guy's. They sell a pot metal repair kit.

http://www.caswellplating.com/index.html
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Dark Side,

I use 60/40 solder and it works great. It melts at a very low temp just a little lower than the "pot" metal. Just use paste flux and a soldering iron and you will have it repaired in no time at all.

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