What liquid metal

Discussion in 'Help with all other issues' started by ianrobbo1, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. Quiney

    Quiney Been there, and had one Club Sponsor

    Bloody hell Ian. Most of them on the RS site are twin-tube application that require the frame gun to use, at a cost of £111.86 :eek:
    Google Devcon epoxy, there are some mix yourself twin tin ones that are metal repairs, for a lot less.
     
  2. Vinterceptor

    Vinterceptor Been there, and had one Club Sponsor

    Thats a coincidence (second time that stuff has been mentioned to me in less than a week) I went to collect some bearings the other day from Walton Summit industrial estate near Preston, on my way back I stopped and bought a bacon barm from the near by roadside catering van. The young woman had only recently taken over the plot at this location with her 'new to her' van.

    Then out of the blue she asked "Have you ever used Gorilla Glue" I said no I hadn't. Anyway after quite a lengthy conversation she went on to say that she had used the services of a skilled carpet fitter to install new linoleum flooring after purchasing the van and during all this hot weather the flooring had started to lift where he had made cut outs in the linoleum to fit around the legs of her units and fittings.
    She went on to say she had stuck it back down again last night with Gorilla Glue, but it kept lifting back up. She then found some handy rocks and pieces of paving slab to use as hold down weights.
    When she started to prepare her van that morning she went to remove the weights and they were glued down so firmly to the floor that she had to get her fella to prise them up with a spade and a hammer and damaged the surface of the flooring.

    So Gorilla Glue might be worth looking into?
     
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  3. Quiney

    Quiney Been there, and had one Club Sponsor

    So, if you need to stick a paving flag onto you seat, Gorilla glue will do it.
     
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  4. Squag1

    Squag1 Been there, and had one Club Sponsor

    I still cannot get anything to fix a fairing edge to edge:mad:
     
  5. Vinterceptor

    Vinterceptor Been there, and had one Club Sponsor

    As a bonus you end up with a comfier seat too (if yours is standard) (y)
     
  6. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    Sadly I think that needs to be done by a plastic welding specialist.

    I couldn't find anyone locally that would take it on.
     
  7. Jaws

    Jaws Corporal CockUp Staff Member

    As asked Ian, what is it to be used for ?
     
  8. ianrobbo1

    ianrobbo1 good looking AND modest Club Sponsor

    It's a "just in case" when we go to Europe next year, and to keep in the panniers, there's been a few people stuck for a bit of an oil leak from a cracked crank case or similar :eeek::smash2:
     
  9. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    Don't forget the spare reg rec, generator and battery.......
     
  10. ianrobbo1

    ianrobbo1 good looking AND modest Club Sponsor

    Already got em for the bird, need the same for the cbf, only they ain't so cheap!! Yvo's cb6 wont need any stuff like that !!:eeek:
     
  11. derek kelly

    derek kelly The Deli lama Club Sponsor

    Remember as a kid my father bringing something home called Woods metal, we used to melt it in a pan of boiling water & pour it into moulds.
     
  12. ianrobbo1

    ianrobbo1 good looking AND modest Club Sponsor

    I got done for doing that, only we called it "melting the lead nicked off the church roof.":rolleyes:
     
  13. derek kelly

    derek kelly The Deli lama Club Sponsor

    Wood's metal, also known as Lipowitz's alloy or by the commercial names Cerrobend, Bendalloy, Pewtalloy and MCP 158, is a eutectic, fusible alloy with a melting point of approximately 70 °C (158 °F). It is a eutectic alloy of 50% bismuth, 26.7% lead, 13.3% tin, and 10% cadmium by weight.
     

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