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Classic Car Pot Metal 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.

 

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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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Pot metal is an inexpensive alloy comprised of any combination of zinc, magnesium, cadmium, lead, iron, copper, aluminum and tin.  Many classic car parts were manufactured from pot metal (also known as white metal, monkey metal, or zinc die-cast) due to its inexpensive cost and quick & easy casting properties.



Historically, many of these parts have been discarded with age, simply because pot metal's low melting point (786°F) has proven difficult to repair.  With a melting point of 350°F, Super Alloy 1 is the rod of choice for soldering pot metal, enabling classic car enthusiasts to effectively repair pitting, cracks & broken pot metal castings.  



This antique Buick grille had both a hole and a break in the pot metal and was in need of restoration.  After using a sanding disc to clean the contaminates and oxidation from the work surface, Super Alloy 1 rod and flux were used to for both repairs.  Notice the flux's change from honey gold to root beer brown.  This reflects the temperature of the parent metal and indicates when to apply the filler rod.  



After filling the hole in the pot metal, Cool Blue Heat Paste is applied to eliminate re-melting the solder while working on the broken piece.  

 

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Super Alloy 1 Starter Kit 3/32"
Super Alloy 1 Starter Kit 3/32"

Super Alloy 1 is a multi-metal solder that joins all white metals including pot metal, zinc die cast..

Super Alloy 1 Starter Kit 1/8"
Super Alloy 1 Starter Kit 1/8"

Super Alloy 1 is a multi-metal solder that joins all white metals including pot metal, zinc die cast..

Super Alloy 1 Full Kit 3/32"
Super Alloy 1 Full Kit 3/32"

Super Alloy 1 is a multi-metal solder that joins all white metals including pot metal, zinc die ..

Super Alloy 1 Full Kit 1/8"
Super Alloy 1 Full Kit 1/8"

Super Alloy 1 is a multi-metal solder that joins all white metals including pot metal, zinc die cast..

Super Alloy 1 Replacement Flux
Super Alloy 1 Replacement Flux

1 Jar of Honey Liquid Flux (shelf life 2 years) ..