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Old 08-22-2009, 09:45 AM
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Default Came across this on RCU- aluminum brazing rods


Durafix.com --- Seems like a nice alternative to welding if it works as good as it does in their vids. I'd try it out but I don't want to order 1lb for $65 which is the smaller quantity, but it would definitely make my project simpler. What do you guys think?
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Old 08-22-2009, 10:57 AM
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Ok someone here as well posted about this on another thread, and another member has experience using it with great results. Here is a cheaper link from Harbor Freight for your convenicne:

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=44810
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Here's a half LB. on ebay and I know these one's work very well.

LINK TO EBAY LISTING

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Do you guys know if Harbor Freight would happen to still have these in stock? Anyone been to the harbor freight lately and seen any of this?
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I know it is on the shelf at lakeland fl store
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CrawlinNewbie....thanks for digging this up. I missed it first time pass. For that price I'll def pick some up and try it out. In the pass this stuff was hard to find and very expensive. Thanks
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I have been using that stuff for about a year now. My snap on dealer turned me on to it. Great stuff.
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The Harbor Freight version is called aluma-weld and here in Oregon it sells for 12.99 for eight 18 inch rods. I posted sometime back on it, if you take your time with it, your bonds can be stronger than the parent metal, ive done three aluminum chassis with it myself and have been amazed at how they come out, and it can be done with any ordinary propane torch. It essentially melts at about 740 degrees, so if you "aluma-weld" something in the wrong place, simply heat it back up, unstick it, and redo it over again...pretty much no harm no foul!
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I've read a lot of reviews on the subject since my initial post and there seems to be a lot of varying opinions in it. Since you scale4x4 guys have all had great results with it, I'll give it a try on my chassis. I'm getting ever so close now that I resurrected my project
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