Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18

Thread: Duramix is the Answer for Dash Fabrication!

  1. #1
    Constant Bitrate
    Join Date
    Jan 2000
    Location
    Alpharetta, GA
    Posts
    183

    Duramix is the Answer for Dash Fabrication!

    Well I have been working on fixing my dash panel this weekend, and I have to say that Duramix is the answer for a plastic to plastic bond. It is basically a 2 part liquid plastic in a tube.

    I bought the stuff from Levine auto. It is 27 a tube. They want like $60 for the gun to use it. Since I was not about to pay $60 for a tool I had limited use for I went to lowes to see what I could come up with. I bought the biggest cheap caulk gin they had for about 8 bucks. I then bought a piece of 1 inch dowel for like $4. Whoala, a duramix caulk gun for $12. You just cut the dowel into about 6 inch pieces and use then to push the material. You have to cut the corners off of the base of the duramix tube so that it will fit in the gun easier.

    I would recommend buying one tube of Duramix 4040 and one of 4058 and at least 12 mixing tips for the 4040. Each time you want to apply the 4040 you will have to use a tip. I unfortunately bought 2 tubes of 4040 and no 4058. The 4058 is a skim coat that you will need to fill in holes with.

    Since I don't have a DA sander and was using my dremel free hand, I am going to need a lot of 4058

    4040 bonds VERY quickly.

    I am going to include a picture of the duramix gun I made. I am not putting a picture of the dash piece in because it is far from done and I have painted it so that I can use it in the truck this week. I am working in Atlanta and my house is in Charlotte, where I do the work on the truck and stuff so it is only on the weekends. I just ordered a tube of 4058 and I plan on working on that next week.

    Let me know if you have any questions.

    John
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    JohnRam

  2. #2
    Low Bitrate Triad.:'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    68
    I like that tool. It should also be noted that you need to pick different types of duramix for different types of plastics...

  3. #3
    Maximum Bitrate Megalomaniac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    The Colony, TX
    Posts
    549
    Does the 4058 require extra mixing tips? Also,

    I've used the 4040 but never the 4058. I saw the glassman 5.1 videos and he is using 4058 for the lowspots instead of filler. He doesnt really say how hard it is to sand, i know he uses a DA, but i want to know how hard/easy it is to sand by hand?

  4. #4
    Variable Bitrate portabuddy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    mississauga, On.
    Posts
    263
    its hard to sand, i used this stuff before, its like hard plastic, but its da bomb, i have the 30 second stuff to but rairly use it, i find that the "fusor" stuff works well too...

    but my most favorate stuff in the world is the stuff i made my dash from...

    DLn' 120 pics right now so i will take one in like 5-10 min...

    made by pro form, "pf 702" "rigid plastic epoxy repair kit"

    no shrinkage, can be baked and painted, no pinholes, excellent sandability and good for smc and frp
    Life Dosn't come with a reset button, if it did you might as well turn the game off.

  5. #5
    MySQL Error scott_fx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Los Angeles Ca
    Posts
    3,998
    Quote Originally Posted by portabuddy View Post
    made by pro form, "pf 702" "rigid plastic epoxy repair kit"
    where do you buy this stuff?
    New System in progress:
    M10k
    Phaze TD1500 ~> Dynaudio MD130
    Phaze TD1500 ~> Seas g18rnx/p
    Zapco Ref 500.1 ~ 12" tc-9
    Behringer DCX2496 ~ Envision Electronics psu
    Transflective Xenarc

    My Car Pc Install
    My Boat Pc worklog

  6. #6
    Variable Bitrate portabuddy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    mississauga, On.
    Posts
    263
    i bought it from a auto body suply store, it realy is verry good, it sands so easy, its like working with foam. i love it, i hate sanding and this stuff is easy as hell to work with and sand to how you want it...
    Life Dosn't come with a reset button, if it did you might as well turn the game off.

  7. #7
    MySQL Error scott_fx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Los Angeles Ca
    Posts
    3,998
    how hard is it when cured?
    New System in progress:
    M10k
    Phaze TD1500 ~> Dynaudio MD130
    Phaze TD1500 ~> Seas g18rnx/p
    Zapco Ref 500.1 ~ 12" tc-9
    Behringer DCX2496 ~ Envision Electronics psu
    Transflective Xenarc

    My Car Pc Install
    My Boat Pc worklog

  8. #8
    Variable Bitrate portabuddy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    mississauga, On.
    Posts
    263
    ROCK HARD, if its thin it snaps, like les then 1/16"... but if thick like 1/8" then its bullet proof... it take 15 min to het totaly hard and 24houres to fully cure to maximum hardness...
    Life Dosn't come with a reset button, if it did you might as well turn the game off.

  9. #9
    Maximum Bitrate Megalomaniac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    The Colony, TX
    Posts
    549
    Quote Originally Posted by MegaloRESE15" View Post
    Does the 4058 require extra mixing tips? Also,

    I've used the 4040 but never the 4058. I saw the glassman 5.1 videos and he is using 4058 for the lowspots instead of filler. He doesnt really say how hard it is to sand, i know he uses a DA, but i want to know how hard/easy it is to sand by hand?
    bump

  10. #10
    Variable Bitrate portabuddy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    mississauga, On.
    Posts
    263
    you need a new tip every time you use it, and if you stop in the midle of the job half the tube will set, It does a exelent job mixing but you need new ones everytime you use the epoxy...
    Life Dosn't come with a reset button, if it did you might as well turn the game off.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •