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Gary Edwards
Kernersville, ,N.C., USA   usa

The trunk lid on my new A has holes for a large Amco luggage rack. The holes are on the edges and are about 5/16 diameter. I was thinking of using the low temp alumiweld product to fill the holes.
Has anyone used this or similar products to fill holes or do you have another suggestion ??



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Hap Waldrop
Greenville, SC, USA   usa
1967 MG MGB Racecar "The Biscuit"

Yes, that stuff will work for that, I used that stuff for years.



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Gary Edwards
Kernersville, ,N.C., USA   usa

Thanks Hap.
Harbor Freight has it for $12.95 as opposed to 44.95 from Eastwood or direct from Alumaweld



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Jim Mail
Nashua, New Hampshire, USA   usa
1957 MG MGA "Camilla (the Other Woman)"

I have tried it with mixed results - make sure your parts are clean.

Practice on something else first!

JIM

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Vincent Rafter
south/yorkshire, UK   gbr

sounds like good stuff, can I buy it in the UK, Vin

jeff schultz
wake forest, nc, USA   usa

http://www.durafix.co.uk/
http://www.frost.co.uk/item_detail.asp?productID=8823
Probably many other brands and sources.

These are really like soldering or brazing. Because aluminum oxidizes so readily, results are mixed.

PS I am curious if there is anything in the UK equivalent to http://www.harborfreight.com/ This is a mail order business that sells cheap tools imported from the Far East and also has many retail stores across the US.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 2009-12-29 01:54 PM by jeffs555.

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Neil McGurk
Cumbria, UK   gbr
1956 Morris Minor
1958 MG MGA
1960 MG MGA
1961 MG MGA
1966 Jaguar Mark 2   → more

Jeff,

I would like to know too! Seems you can get everything there at very good prices! We have a lot of wannabees, but as far as I know no one company that can provide such economy of scale. I usually trawl the internet to find the best deal and as often as not find that the cheapest source is also an eBay power seller. I have not found one source that is consistently the cheapest.

Vin,

I got some stuff that sounds similar from a Swedish guy demonstrating it at NEC classic car show. I have got round to trying it yet, but he made it look simple!! and great fun too!? He also claimed that it was a unique product only available from his company....!

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