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Thread: I have two pieces of aluminum metal. how do i bond them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedBee
    JB Weld
    Yep that was going to be my suggestion. You can pick this stuff up at pretty much any department, home improvement or auto supply store. It's cool stuff, it's kind of like an epoxy (except no mixing) and it dries as a metal basically, you can sand it too. You wouldn't want to use it to make anything that is acting as a structural member in anything but I've seen/heard you can actually get by with it in situations you really shouldn't. Anyway good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *alias
    it's kind of like an epoxy (except no mixing)
    you do have to mix jb weld. theres the welding agent and the hardening agent.
    rebuilding carpc... kinda..

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    Cheap, strong solution: Take the pieces to a metal shop and pay them $10 to weld it for you. That way you don't need to buy a TiG welder, don't have to play with JBWeld (which, while neat, isn't great for strength), and you'll keep a good custom look.

    They'll probably do it real cheap, maybe even an auto shop can do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyutah36
    Ill tell you what, ITS ALL ABOUT THE DUCK TAPE!
    That's the one!

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    JBwield is a great product , but if the piece will have to hold any weight at all you are better finding a different solution.

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    Rivets, or bolts and lock washers/nuts.
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    Why cant you just use nuts and bolts?

    Much stronger, no need for any special equipments.

    Most pop-rivets are aluminium they easily shear off.

    If strength is not a problem even superglue can do the job well...depend on how much surface area you can glue. Otherwise as been mentioned use epoxy, JB weld, araldite and so on.

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    bubble gum and a paperclip Sorry, had to go McGyver on ya.

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    bubble gum and a paperclip Sorry, had to go McGyver on ya.

    The Blue Peter does a better job. Pritt stick and blue-tack

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