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Aluminum Boat Rivet Repair

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Mike,

These pics come from a new aerospace test facility that they are constructing at the University of Notre Dame. The SSF-6 is working great.

 

aluminum welding and metal repair

I am attempting to make all of these fittings air tight as they are used for pressure measurements. We can¹t have any leaks. I had very little warpage of my base metal and I think this is really going to work out very well.

 

metal fabrication and repair with muggyweld

Thank you,

 

David Hipskind
Turbomachinery Technician
The University of Notre Dame
Institute for Flow Physics and Control (FLOWPAC)
The Hessert Laboratory for Aerospace Research

 

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Muggy Weld frequently receives emails regarding aluminum boats--specifically how to repair leaky aluminum boat rivets.  Fortunately, we have the answer:  Super Alloy 5 and an oxyacetylene torch.

 

Rivets are used on aluminum boats because there is a head on each end of the installed rivet and they establish a very tight fit, allowing the boat to remain water-tight.  Over time (and use) the aluminum flexes and springs back repeatedly to accommodate loads and impact, eventually causing rivets to fail and leak.

 

In this video, a customer purchased an aluminum boat riddled with holes.  The previous owner had applied epoxy in an attempt to repair the holes and leaky rivets in his aluminum boat, and was unsuccessful,  as silicon/epoxy is a temporary fix to an ongoing problem.

 

The first step in repairing this aluminum boat's holes and leaky rivets was to use  an angle grinder with a sanding disc to remove the silicon.  (A wire wheel or wire brush is also acceptable).  After removing the residual silicon, Muggy Weld's Super Alloy 5 rod and flux was applied with an oxyacetylene torch with a size 1 tip.

 

The resulting repair is now water-tight and air tight, and the area surrounding the rivet will no longer flex with use.  Aluminum boat rivet repair can be easy, fast, and permanent with Super Alloy 5 aluminum rod and flux.

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Super Alloy 5 Starter Kit 1/16"
Super Alloy 5 Starter Kit 1/16"

Super Alloy 5 is the 600°F aluminum brazing alloy--bonds at half the melting point of aluminum ..

Super Alloy 5 Starter Kit 3/32"
Super Alloy 5 Starter Kit 3/32"

Super Alloy 5 is the 600°F aluminum brazing alloy - bonds at half the melting point of aluminum ..

Super Alloy 5 Full Kit 1/16"
Super Alloy 5 Full Kit 1/16"

Super Alloy 5 is the 600°F aluminum brazing alloy--bonds at half the melting point of aluminum ..

Super Alloy 5 Full Kit 3/32"
Super Alloy 5 Full Kit 3/32"

Super Alloy 5 is the 600°F aluminum brazing alloy--bonds at half the melting point of aluminum ..

Super Alloy 5 Replacement Flux
Super Alloy 5 Replacement Flux

1 container powder flux (shelf life 1 year) ..