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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-20-2012, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
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Aluminum boat bottom repair

I have some deep scratches in the bottom of my aluminum tunnel john and I was surfing the net and found a brazing product HTS-2000 that looked like it might fill and strengthen some of those voids/cracks. Anyone here ever use this stuff? If so how did it work out?
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Re: Aluminum boat bottom repair

I used JB Weld aluminum once to fill a crack and when years later I went to a weld shop to have it welded he had a real devil of a time even grinding it off. Pretty tough stuff

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Is that the two part "putty" stuff? If so I already have that in some of the deeper dents. Maybe I'll just continue to use it.
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Just use jb weld

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Re: Aluminum boat bottom repair

Marine Tex or JB Weld. I have used both. I think the Marine Tex is harder.

Some guys use DuPont 5200 for seams. I have never used it but I read some impressive reports.

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Re: Aluminum boat bottom repair

I tried HTS-2000 or something just like it.

PLEASE save your money! Its junk!

Do your self a favor and if these "scratches" are deep enough to cause you concern then get them welded. 0-dark-30 on the way to the duck blind in December is no time to find out the JB Weld dident work.

Been there, done that, not fun!

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On second thought, please disreguard the last post!

djknyork, HTS-2000 is the best thing I ever used. I welded my whole boat back together after bigfoot ripped it in half. I got three tubes of rods and only used 1. If you want to buy what I have left over, PM me and we can work out a deal.

Good luck with what ever you do.
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On second thought, please disreguard the last post!

djknyork, HTS-2000 is the best thing I ever used. I welded my whole boat back together after bigfoot ripped it in half. I got three tubes of rods and only used 1. If you want to buy what I have left over, PM me and we can work out a deal.

Good luck with what ever you do.
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Thanks Pappy.... Found out a buddy of mine can weld aluminum so I think I will just have him weld a few of the gouges. I hear yah on the having problems in the dark I don't want any parts of that plus I don't baby this boat (which is why I need to have it welded in the first place). lol
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