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    Aluminum repair question

    Has anybody out their ever used a aluminum repair product called HTS 2000? Looks like it might fix small cracks in cowlings or skins but thought maybe someone has either used it or seen it?? Any input?

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    Here's the Website www.aluminumrepair.com It looks kinda neat

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    Seen it at the fair.
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    Post some pics of what you are trying to fix. Somebody will be able to help you with your cowl...

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    It is not really a weld it is more of a brazing type of process. It is very hard and brittle. It does not seem to go on very smooth (unsightly globs). I think on a cowling with the vibration level that it would just crack out again.

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    I have had reasonably good results with flush rivets, by using JB Weld in the sandwich and on the rivets before squeezing. An extremely thin coat of bondo seems to survive the heat and vibration, although after a few years you may see a hairline crack in the paint here and there.

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    In places where I have stop-drilled a crack I put a nice glob of RTV on the underside out of sight. That stops a crack in its tracks. I also use a thin layer of RTV on patches to the J-3 eyebrows. Those patches have held up for years. That has worked on my Fairchild F-24R and my fith-wheel travel trailer as well as the J-3. I haven't had any sheet metal repairs needed on the PA-11 so far. The RTV remains flexable and it's a good adhesive. ...Clyde

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