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vegashomeexpert
05-12-2006, 09:28 AM
Anybody use this stuff? It sounds like it is strong enough to hold a cracked swim platform bracket together, or any other broken metal, for that matter.

Ski-A-Rees
05-12-2006, 09:32 AM
I don't know how much weight it could hold, but the stuff is amazing! They make an H2O JB Weld that I use on skis that works great. Make sure you get that when you try!

tex
05-12-2006, 09:35 AM
it once held a transmission together just long enough to get it to the dealer on a trade in! At least that's the story I heard!

bcampbe7
05-12-2006, 09:43 AM
It held a cracked head on my 89 Ford Escort! :D

jimmer2880
05-12-2006, 09:51 AM
A buddy of mine who used to run dir track late-models once used it to hold a big-block chevy together that was cracked down the side. It held for a couple races.

JimN
05-12-2006, 10:04 AM
If I knew it was on a swim platform bracket, I wouldn't put much of my weight on it. The stresses on it due to the overhang are increased. Directly above the bracket- maybe. I would replace the bracket and if the original ones aren't removable, I would get that kind.

jraben8
05-12-2006, 10:05 AM
Is that bracket straight enough to be able try JB? If so, it may well be an option.

I know that when I cracked my platform bracket it was too bent to allow the platform bracket down into the channel more than half way.

erkoehler
05-12-2006, 10:09 AM
I would be afraid that if it broke again it make crack all the way through, and then damage the platform.

vegashomeexpert
05-12-2006, 10:26 AM
Is that bracket straight enough to be able try JB? If so, it may well be an option.

I know that when I cracked my platform bracket it was too bent to allow the platform bracket down into the channel more than half way.
The bottom part of the bracket has a slight bend. The issue I see is the 2 broken pieces rubbed together for a while so they are not a perfect fit. That and the bend are making me get the new one (and a backup). But for the future, it is good to know JB is good in a pinch.

Cloaked
05-12-2006, 10:29 AM
Anybody use this stuff? It sounds like it is strong enough to hold a cracked swim platform bracket together, or any other broken metal, for that matter.I wouldn't give as little as a nickel for a case of it (in my humble opinion). Take the boat (pre-empt removal of the bracket) to a machine shop and get it tack welded back. Done deal.

DanC
05-12-2006, 10:44 AM
I like JB Weld. I once used it to plug a 1/2" hole in a motorcycle crankcase. Held for months, never leaked. It sticks to metal, even in hot and oily environments. It will not hold your swim bracket, no epoxy has that kind of shear strength.

wesgardner
05-12-2006, 10:53 AM
Think for a moment about what this "miracle cream" could be - it's either epoxy based or polyester based...

Sorta like Marine Tex....

michael freeman
05-12-2006, 04:45 PM
Just make sure you don't plan on welding something after using it. It leeches into the surrounding metal and will not allow you to weld the part without grinding all the JB off and the surrounding metal.

My brother has a machine shop and charges double to work on anything that has JB weld on it.

ted shred
05-12-2006, 10:08 PM
Used it to fix a small crack in the cylinder head of my Harley. Its been 14,000 miles and still holding.

Footin
05-12-2006, 10:10 PM
It's better than duct tape.