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Old 01-30-2006, 11:43 AM   #1
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Quick Q for those who have done this already: Anyone reccomend a good glue type that isn't going to melt from the latent supercharger heat?

I'm using high temp glue for my glue gun for most of the work, but there are a few spots where I need a solid "crazy glue" kinda stuff.
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JB weld maybe??
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JB weld maybe??
Possibly, I wasn't sure about the temp limits on it. I have like 10 minutes on the way home from the salt mines today so I'm hoping to do a run and grab and pay based on the advice.
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JB Weld will take up to 600 F, which should be plenty. Latent SC heat shouldn't get near that. I've successfully used JB Weld to getto repair someone'* exhaust pipe before. Still holding after three years.
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JB Weld will take up to 600 F, which should be plenty. Latent SC heat shouldn't get near that. I've successfully used JB Weld to getto repair someone'* exhaust pipe before. Still holding after three years.
still holding my wheel well patch in
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I used JB Weld to mend a craked head on a 95 or 96 corsica.

It'll definitely work for an engine cover. The only bad parts I can think of are-

-it'* britlle once dried - don't ex[ect much if you plan on it flexing (shouldn't be an issue here)

-it'* pretty much impossible to remove once dried - DOn't get it on visible surfaves that won't be painted.
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I'm with the Duckmolester on the JB Weld

Kwik version is 300 degrees
Original is 600 degrees.

Highlanders wifes explorer is rolling around with some of it on the intake...working great.

Like John said.. about the brittleness.. you need to give it a scuffed surface to adhere to..and It'* not meant to be flexible.
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I'm with the Duckmolester on the JB Weld

Kwik version is 300 degrees
Original is 600 degrees.

Highlanders wifes explorer is rolling around with some of it on the intake...working great.

Like John said.. about the brittleness.. you need to give it a scuffed surface to adhere to..and It'* not meant to be flexible.

Thx guys. Going to grab some tonight. This has been an interesting experience to say the least.
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When I use it on plastics..taking a cutting wheel on the dremel..I tap the surface repeatedly sideways to the direction of any stress or pull that it may recieve.

This gives it keyways to hold
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When I use it on plastics..taking a cutting wheel on the dremel..I tap the surface repeatedly sideways to the direction of any stress or pull that it may recieve.

This gives it keyways to hold
Gotcha. The plan is to use JB weld to hold the meshing on. I did a test fit last night of the meshing and I'm LOVING how this is coming out so far. I'm probably going to look for a second engine cover and do this again once I'm done because of a couple of mistakes I made, but overall, I still think this is coming out pretty good.
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