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Old 07-01-2008, 02:04 AM
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Wha tdo you guys use to fix pin holes in aluminum boats?

In the past I've used J.B> Welder..and that has worked great..Well this last pin hole is in a pointy seam..and J.B. has not worked twice..

any ideas..I plan to put some Shoe Goo on today..I once used that to adhere an arator to the bottom of a cooler..It worked for about 5 years..I was shocked..



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Old 07-01-2008, 02:39 AM
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If it is they are small like around rivets and the like I use marine boat paint, it will get into the small cracks and fill them back up again.. Good Luck with getting them fixed Chuck..
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Old 07-01-2008, 03:37 AM
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chuck-fiberglass resin mixed and painted over the leaky rivet or seam will seal it also. just don't use an expensive brush, as it will be ruined. and they also make an aluminum rod you can braze the repair with using a propane torch- done that on my 12 ft. john boat with success also. just clean it well before brazing, and i painted it with aluminum primer and green auto paint to match. good luck, and keep catching those monsters--Bill
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Old 07-01-2008, 04:06 AM
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Thanks fellows,
But I have no rivets in my boat..it's a heavy duty alumiweld..made by Polarcraft..It can esily hold 600 pounds.
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Old 07-02-2008, 10:07 AM
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The Shoe Goo worked..no leak whatsoever and I wasbass fishing from 6:00 till 11:00 ..
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Wha tdo you guys use to fix pin holes in aluminum boats?

In the past I've used J.B> Welder..and that has worked great..Well this last pin hole is in a pointy seam..and J.B. has not worked twice..

any ideas..I plan to put some Shoe Goo on today..I once used that to adhere an arator to the bottom of a cooler..It worked for about 5 years..I was shocked..

http://www.aluminumrepair.com/aluminum_repair.asp
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Old 07-02-2008, 11:41 AM
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Took 1 minute Reb..The stuff is great for waterproofing jobs...I once glued down an aerator for well over 5 years in the bottom of an old cooler..It stayedglued the entire time..I had tried many other things prioir of this but nothing would hold the water pressure..
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