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.
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.
The University of Notre Dame
Institute for Flow Physics and Control (FLOWPAC)
The Hessert Laboratory for Aerospace Research
Super Alloy 1 is a white metal solder that joins all white metals including pot metal, zinc die cast, lead, and aluminum. Its unique properties can also join any of these to practically any other metal—bronze, steel, copper, or brass. The rod also lets you join metals such as steel to aluminum, which some welding instructors are still claiming can't be done.
|Super Alloy 1|
|Melting temperature||350° F|
|Bonding strength||20,000 PSI|
|Sizes available||3/32", 1/8"|
|Flux||Honey liquid, 2 year shelf life|
|Contains cadmium?||Yes. See http://www.aws.org/library/doclib/fs22-201404.pdf for cadmium safety guidelines|
|Recommended torch||Propane, MAPP, butane, oxyacetylene|
|Can bond thick to thin metals?||Good|
|Can join copper, brass, and bronze to other metals||Yes|
|Can be plated?||Most metals except aluminum|
|Can be polished?||Yes|
|Takes powder coating?||Yes|
|Pre-cleaning necessary?||Yes, with a wire brush, sanding, Dremel etc|
|Can be anodized?||No|
|Can be used with a soldering iron?||Yes|
|Can be used on an aluminum boat?||No|
|Can be used on cast aluminum?||No|
There are various applications in which repairs are made from materials with different compositions. Conditions like these bring about the need for soldering different metals, which can be effectively done by using a product such as Super Alloy 1.
An effective repair between dissimilar metals is that which is as durable as the weaker of the two metals being joined. Using a low temperature solder, the repair can possess enough tensile strength and ductility so that joints don’t fail later on. Such repairs, especially those done on white metals such as aluminum, stainless steel, and zinc die cast, can be accomplished using a white metal solder and specific welding processes.
Note: Super Alloy 1 cannot be used for aluminum boat repair, large masses of aluminum, or thick aluminum. Please use Super Alloy 5 and an oxyacetylene torch for these applications.
For more information on Super Alloy 1, and to watch instructional videos, click the links below:
Super Alloy 1 is ideal for aluminum welding applications when aesthetics are a concern
An ornamental white metal piece is repaired at 350 degrees
A first time welder uses Super Alloy 1 and an oxyacetylene torch to join brass to aluminum at 350 degrees
A first time welder uses Super Alloy 1 and a propane torch to repair white metal/pot metal
Super Alloy 1 is a low temperature multi-metal solder so versatile, it works with nearly any torch.
Occasionally, aluminum parts are polished too aggressively, resulting in burn through, as is the case with these 1965 Impala SS Cove Moldings.
A rare 1934 Chrysler CX Airflow Town Sedan Art Deco side skirt emblem is repaired with Super Alloy 1.
How to join aluminum to stainless steel. Super Alloy 1 can also be used to join pot metal, zinc die cast, lead, bronze, steel, copper, or brass--in any combination.
Super Alloy 1 is an ideal solution for repairing and joining broken pot metal pieces. In this video demonstration, a pot metal tail light bezel has been broken in two pieces, and is joined with Super Alloy 1, a propane torch, and Cool Blue Heat Paste.
Pot metal "pitting" is a common problem for classic car owners. Super Alloy 1 provides a permanent solution for pot metal pitting.
Bob Mulliman, a MuggyWeld.com customer, traveled 200 miles to attend an antique car show, hoping to restore his irreplaceable 1940 Ford belt buckles. After speaking to Mike at MuggyWeld.com, Bob easily made this "impossible" repair with Super Alloy 1 and a propane torch.
Rare 1965 Datsun NL320 tail light bezels are repaired with Super Alloy 1 and a propane torch. Only 1000 of these trucks were manufactured, so finding replacement parts was not difficult--it was impossible.
2 galvanized steel plates are joined using Super Alloy 1 and a propane torch. The low melting point of Super Alloy 1 is ideal for soldering without damaging the protective zinc coating.
Soldering Galvanized Steel with Super Alloy 1
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 contaminates and oxidation from the work surface, Super Alloy 1 rod and flux were used to for both repairs.
Step-by-step instructional video demonstrating how to repair zinc parts with Super Alloy 1 multi-metal solder and flux.
Super Alloy 1 multi-metal solder is utilized to fill a gap between two zinc plates.
Pitted pot metal or zinc die cast parts are very prevalent when it comes to this white metal.
We are soldering copper tubing to copper plate with Super Alloy 1 rod and flux. We add the flux first to the cleaned copper then heat until the flux bubbles and turns brown, this tells us the copper is ready for the solder rod. We clean the flux off with water and a wire brush after the part cools.
How to repair pot metal with a crack or cut at low heat with MuggyWeld.com Super Alloy 1 multi-metal solder. Although zinc has a low melting temperature of 786°F, Super Alloy 1 rod and flux flow at 350°F, enabling even the novice welder to successfully repair zinc with a propane torch.
We use Super Alloy 1 and a propane torch to repair a hole in a brass tube at a very low temp. This same rod will work on Copper, Aluminum, Steel, Pewter, Zinc Die cast, Galvanized Steel at 350 degrees.
We are repairing a hole in an aluminum radiator with Super Alloy 1, low temp solder. We cleaned the area with a dremel tool and used a propane torch and Super Alloy 1 to seal the hol
We repaired a cut in a pot metal carburetor with a propane torch and Super Alloy 1. We heated the part before adding the flux, then added the rod. The metal cooled slightly before using a wire brush and water to remove the flux residue. To smooth the solder, we used a dremel tool to grind to a finish.
A MuggyWeld customer recently approached Mike at a classic car show with a unique part. The customer had dropped an antique jewelry box while walking to his car, which resulted in a broken handle.
A customer at a local car show brought this broken pot metal Bell Boy emblem to Muggy Weld for repair. Mike Muggy used a file to grind off the chrome plating on the back of the part, made the repair with Super Alloy 1 and a propane torch, and removed the flux.Super Alloy 1 worked great and the customer can now re-plate his emblem or paint as needed.
2 holes in an aluminum tube are soldered with a torch using Super Alloy 1 soldering rod and flux. This demo shows how easy it is to fix any thin aluminum with no burn thru or distortion of the parent metal. Aluminum doesn't turn red like most metals so it is hard to tell when you are going to ruin the aluminum part.
Solder zinc plated steel to brass tubing or pipe with Super Alloy 1 low temperature solder. This multi-metal solder melts at 350 degrees and bonds at 20,000 psi.
Repair a broken pot metal or zinc die cast table leg using Super Alloy 1 and a propane torch.
Solder steel to pot metal at 350 degrees using a propane torch and Super Alloy 1 rod and flux.
Joining aluminum and galvanized steel at 350 degrees using super alloy 1.
Super Alloy 1 solder is used to bridge the gap of a broken antique jewelry piece.
A montage of pot metal parts repaired with Super Alloy 1 low temperature solder.
Yes, Super Alloy 1 can solder brass to aluminum. In this clip we join these 2 metals and demonstrate the strength of the repair.
This clip shows a fender being repaired with Super Alloy 1 and COOL BLUE Heat Paste.
This clip demonstrates how to join copper to aluminum using Super Alloy 1, the 350° solder, with a propane torch.This technique is useful for many applications including: Home and Commercial refrigeration Metal Sculpting Ornamental Art German Auto Air Conditioning Repair Air Conditioning Repair
Often in the refrigeration industry, it is necessary to join copper to aluminum tubing from an evaporator.
Auto body panels are very thin nowadays, and mig welding these parts without warpage can be very difficult.
MuggyWeld.com customer Dennis Wyatt recently repaired a pot metal carburetor and uploaded the story and photos to a small air cooled gasoline engine website, then shared the photos with us
Soldering aluminum using Super Alloy 1
When John Miller needed to repair his pot metal flare gun, he watched some videos on MuggyWeld.com, and decided Super Alloy 1 1/8 inch rod and flux was the perfect tool for the job.
In this photo series, we have a 1967 Mustang Headlight Bucket being repaired by Mike Rademacher, a first time Muggy Weld customer.
Super Alloy 1 can easily repair broken pot metal. Prepare the piece by wire brushing it prior to soldering.
This air to air aluminum air charge cooler was scrapped by a trucking repair company because of a tiny hole in one of the tubes.
Often we are asked if parts can be chromed after using Super Alloy 1. The answer of course is yes.
Which Muggy Weld aluminum rod is appropriate when restoring a 1959 Porsche bumper guard? Because Super Alloy 5 brazes and is great for large projects, while Super Alloy 1 is a multi metal solder that is used as a finishing rod and for small imperfections, both are excellent choices.
We received this email on 3/10 which was featured in our Ask Mike column.
Tom, a classic car enthusiast, brought this 1933-34 Dodge Ram radiator cap/hood ornament to a Northwest car show hoping there was a way to fix this rare chrome piece of Art Deco.
Occasionally an application arises where it is necessary to join aluminum to steel. Most welders will tell you this can't be done, because they haven't used our Super Alloy 1 solder.
The one trick this pony was tethered to was falling down. With a broken leg, made from pot metal-- the chances of standing proud again were slim to none.
In this "How to Tech" we molded tail light housings end pieces out of Pot Metal onto the rear end part of a quarter panel.
Muggy Weld featured in Muscle Car Magazine Article
Fixing a broken Jalpa Door Mirror using a Muggy Weld product.
Please use common sense and adhere to all AWS welding safety guidelines when using Muggy Weld products http://www.aws.org/technical/facts/ These guidelines apply to each step of use, from lighting torch, to manipulating flux, to applying rod, to grinding/polishing/finishing.
Super Alloy 1 contains cadmium. Consumer is responsible for reading the AWS safety guidelines regarding cadmium: http://www.aws.org/library/doclib/fs22-201404.pdf and taking special safety precautions when utilizing Super Alloy 1.