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
Inexpensive casting alloys or pot metal can be difficult to work on because of their low melting point. Whether you're soldering pot metal for a repair job, or restoring original pot metal classic car parts, you can work on the alloy with ease and prevent it from pitting or breaking easily when you use quality rods from Muggy Weld.
Other rods melt at 700º and can be dangerously close to melting the metal before you even apply them. On the other hand, Super Alloy 1 from Muggy Weld has a melting point of 350º and unique properties that make pot metal restoration and repairs easier than ever before. To help you prevent damaging the base metal, the non-corrosive flux acts as a temperature guide turns root beer brown when the base metal reaches 350º. As the rod and flux work synergistically, Super Alloy 1 helps you make repairs that are as strong your base metal.
|Super Alloy 1|
|Melting temperature||350 Degrees|
|Bonding strength||20,000 PSI|
|Sizes available||3/32", 1/8"|
|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|
For a top quality rod, trust only Super Alloy 1 from Muggy Weld. It can join pot metal, zinc, die cast, lead, aluminum, and other white metals to bronze, steel, copper, and brass in any combination. For more information on pot metal repair, and to watch instructional videos, click the links below :
An ornamental white metal piece is repaired 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.
A rare 1934 Chrysler CX Airflow Town Sedan Art Deco side skirt emblem is repaired with Super Alloy 1.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A montage of pot metal parts repaired with Super Alloy 1 low temperature solder.
Super Alloy 1 solder is used to bridge the gap of a broken antique jewelry piece.
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.
Zinc Die Cast Handle off an Antique Jewelry Box Repaired with Super Alloy 1 rod and flux.
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.
|Pot Metal Carburetor Repair
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
|1967 Mustang Headlight Bucket Repair
In this photo series, we have a 1967 Mustang Headlight Bucket being repaired by Mike Rademacher, a first time Muggy Weld customer.
|Pot Metal Flare Gun Repair
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.
|Antique Pot Metal Drawer Handle Repair
Super Alloy 1 can easily repair broken pot metal. Prepare the piece by wire brushing it prior to soldering.
|Before & After Chrome Plating
Often we are asked if parts can be chromed after using Super Alloy 1. The answer of course is yes.
|1933-34 Dodge Ram Radiator Cap/Hood Ornament Repaired
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.
|Pot Metal Repair: Antique Candelabra
We received this email on 3/10 which was featured in our Ask Mike column.
|Antique Pot Metal Repair
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.
|Molding a Body Seam With a Soldering Torch - Web Exclusive
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 on Muscle Car Review Magazine
Muggy Weld featured in Muscle Car Magazine Article
|Official Newsletter of the Lamborghini Club America's Northwest Region
Fixing a broken Jalpa Door Mirror using a Muggy Weld product.