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    Default Low temp ally welding rods


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    Anybody tried them?

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    Default Re: Low temp ally welding rods

    Lumiweld. Tried them, failed. Tried again, failed worse*

    Some people say they've had success but they're obviously cleverer than me.


    *Samuel Beckett

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    Default Re: Low temp ally welding rods

    You mean lumiweld, technoweld etc? Not actually welding as there is no penetration, it's a capillary action joint. You need the base metals fucking clean, wire brush and acetone are best. You then heat the joint and drag the filler rod along, finishing it off by running a stainless abrader rod through the molten pool to pull out any impurities. It's a black art but you can have some success with enough trial and error.

    http://www.techno-weld.co.uk/home.html

    See the guy in the picture? His name is Craig, I used to work with him at BOC's fabrication research centre.

    PS - what are you trying to join?

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    I've had success with them. I'm way too cheap to buy Touratech tat so I made my own BMW rocker cover with oil filling hole using a BMW cover and a filler from a Honda stationary engine.
    Last edited by cheb; 10-08-19 at 06:26. Reason: Removing an f.

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    Default Re: Low temp ally welding rods

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    Nothing, reshaping 2t feed from the crankcase. Not sure if this or milliput would be better.

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    Default Re: Low temp ally welding rods

    It's basically brazing, not welding.

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