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Now, anyone who works overseas, on ships or offshore will know this reality. The second you leave the home to travel to work is when something goes wrong at home, leaving your better 3/4 to deal with it. This can be a painful experience if its something you should have done....
Anyway, this time it was my kitchen sink. It rotted through. Seriously. My wife discovered that there was a small hole in it which, inevitably allowed leakage to the strange and forbidden zone under it where She Who Must Be Obeyed keeps enough chemicals to start a weapons factory. No even that old either. The sink that is, not the wife. She's the same vintage as me....
Now, by a process of elimination it turns out that SWMBO on leaving the house to visit me overseas drenches the sink with industrial grade bleach and then sits the plastic washing bowl back down thus trapping chemicals against the stainless for weeks at a time. So the mystery is solved but not the solution...Step forward this plastic steel.
Now, clearly I'm not going to leave the sink with a damned great hole in it even if sealed but working overseas means a few weeks more until I get home. And of course that means my wife needed a fix which this provides until I replace the unit. So I searched in Amazon for something suitable - and as I knew about JB Weld, or rather knew the name, I bought this and had it delivered for The Boss to effect a short term fix.
Part of the reason I picked this is because it's easy to deal with and get the mix right as the two pack are in dual syringes with joined plunger. Easy peasy to squeeze out what you need in the correct amounts and then mix to the correct consistency.
Because of this design it avoids or reduces the mess and you can, if you are careful prevent getting gunk on your fingers. Also, you can easily seal up the ends and keep this epoxy steel in good condition for future use. Put it in a cool place or even better a fridge if you want to ensure a long life. That's what we do on ships and in the offshore construction world.
Once mixed to a thick paste this can easily be spread into place where it grips like poo on a blanket. Really. That being said I did make sure my wife cleaned the area to be fixed with solvent to remove any greases and oils first.
So, after using this to seal up the hole and leaving for a few hours to cure - which is always better to do if you have the time despite this being a fast cure product - water was duly introduced and hey presto! No leaks.
I just know that the day I get home the first item on my 'Honey Do' list is to replace the sink...
I ordered some of this stuff for a quick n' dirty repair job I needed to do on a brushless geared hub motor for my bike wherein the magnet ring had separated from the rotor. So far, post reassembly and letting it cure overnight it looks to be holding up well. I took the bike out and gave it a good thrashing to make sure it wouldn't fail again and it held up spectacularly. Probably not as good as magnet bonding adhesive but certainly strong enough for this application!
the only annoyance is that it's a 2 component adhesive and has to be mixed manually... Although the mixing tray and stick make this less of a pain in the rear to work with.
Update: after ragging on The repaired motor for a good few thousand miles, the glue still has not failed!
It appears as advertised and was delivered on time, I am Unhappy with this because one of the tubes seems to have lots of bubbles in it so I have been sent a short measure and am wasting loads of the other to get a balanced mix. Sadly I can not find how to contact the seller as amazon seems to make it harder, unlike the weld stuff.
I have a wind vane on the top of an 8 ft metal pole which unscrews into 3 sections. The top section had become loose over years in the wind and the screw thread had become damaged. I tried to secure the top section with tape, locktite and other adhesives but all failed after a few months. I was going to throw it away, then I saw this item on Amazon. I bought the steel epoxy for £5.99 and hoped for the best. Before adding the epoxy to the thread of the top section I ensured there was no grease and it was clean. I then mixed the epoxy and made sure the the 8 ft pole was perfectly straight before applying the epoxy and screwing on the top section. I left the pole in the garage for 24 hours before seeing how the epoxy had hardened. It was solid as a rock and has been returned to the garden and after 2/3 months it has remained well tight...!! Excellent product.
I made a small amount of mix using two lengths of approx 3cm each from the double syringe and great care was taken to ensure there were equal amounts of each part. This was thoroughly mixed and used to glue some steel together. The mix in a room around 20C took over 12 hours before it started to set and around 48 hours before it was near cured.
I later mixed half of the remaining pack and this set within an hour and was hard within 24 hours. This was repeated with the other half of the pack.
I have no idea why it did not work in a small measure and even in a larger measure it took around ten times longer than I would have expected to set then cure. This is not acceptable for what is claimed as a 6 minute set. As to how strong the bond is I have no idea and will update this review after it has been in use.
I got this to fix a crack in the radiator of my car (the plastic side shoulder, rather than the metal part).
The product mixes easily - the blister pack is a removable one-use mixing tray and a wooden spatchelor/applicator is included. The black compound can come out first so give it a bit of a shake before use to make sure you don’t waste any. It stays pliable for a while, so you can take your time.
This didn’t work for my particular needs as the crack in the radiator came through the compound, so I perhaps needed something that remained slightly flexible. However, for rigid applications this is a great product.
I needed to glue a threaded nut to some aluminum because i did not have a correct size tap to thread it the epoxy worked really well very strong bond i would of given 5 stars but when squeezing out the epoxy with equal pressure only the black epoxy came out i had to block up the black section with a dowel and really force pressure on the white section to get any out a bit annoying and messy but the product is really good
It’s an adhesive, so the one reason for my purchase was to adhere a broken item together. This item was a plastic cone that pushed onto micro switch for a tumble dryer. It had snapped off and was the only thing that stopped the dryer working. As per the instructions and standard practises, I cleaned up both surfaces, roughed them up with sand paper, dried them. I mixed the adhesive as per the instructions and then carefully placed the cone onto the base and left it to dry for a day before screwing it back onto the door.” Ran the machine and it lasted for two drying cycles before the glue failed and it broke off, stopping the machine. I found it wasn’t the heat but the pressure exerted by the ‘close door micro switch’.
Therefore as a plastic adhesive I wouldn’t recommend this product.
Since then I’ve used another two part glue to secure the plastic and used this product over the top to provide heat resistance and it has worked!
I have sworn by Araldite Rapid but I had a wing to reattach to a concrete statue so I needed something special so I tried this having read many reviews and am really pleased I did. This stuff if brilliant! Coated both surfaces squeezed together and 5 minutes later it was done. No slip that I would have got with Araldite. I warmed up both surfaces with a heavy gun which I think might have helped. Prior to buying I tried to speak to J B Welds customer service for some advice. I'm still waiting for them to reply.