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Aluminum brazeing rod?



parkman
02-17-2009, 01:17 PM
Was wondering if anyone has tried that durafix or H.T.S 2000 aluminum brazeing rod with any luck as I have a canoe that needs some repairs.

KHK
02-17-2009, 04:25 PM
Yes I have done AL brazing. Although I am not familer with the ones you mention. The ones that I have used worked OK.
Tig is much stronger and easer to regulate. You mite consider brazing patches on the canoe.

keith

tscuda
02-22-2009, 07:28 AM
A guy I worked with used the Durafix. But his repair was a fill and drill repair. (Intake manifold thermostat holes) It's holding up well.

KHK
02-22-2009, 10:31 AM
tscuda brings up a good point, that is the use of this type of rod may be best suted for the repair of cast AL.

keith

Mike94531
04-09-2009, 04:14 AM
I've tried it with no luck, couldn't get the stuff to melt and flow, all it did for me was start to bend and then break off in 1/4" increments, I gave up and ended up using regular brazing rod...would have looked better with the aluminum

woofer456
04-09-2009, 04:16 AM
I used it to repair a roof ladder on my motor home, within a week it had re-broken. I ended up replacing the ladder. the stuff might work for filling holes for re-drilling but I won't use it again.
Bob

Gadget
04-09-2009, 04:17 AM
I used it to repair a roof ladder on my motor home, within a week it had re-broken. I ended up replacing the ladder. the stuff might work for filling holes for re-drilling but I won't use it again.
Bob