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Old 07-26-2005, 08:21 PM   #1
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Default T-Top Aluminum repair

I noticed a crack in the weld and I was wondering if JB weld would do the trick for a while at least until the winter or if there is another option available.
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Nope. Get it fixed before the weld breaks free & damages something. If you have cabling in the pipe, it will have to be removed to prevent damage due to the heat of welding
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I've got the same problem with mine, 04 boat. Naturally its where wiring leads to the electronics box.

Wonder if anyone has had succuss repairing one with alumalloy or similar type products which work like solder?

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Nope. Get it fixed before the weld breaks free & damages something. If you have cabling in the pipe, it will have to be removed to prevent damage due to the heat of welding
Ditto. Had the same problem. Thought I would "take it easy on her" and try to delay the repair. BAD IDEA. When the original crack gave way after hitting an unexpected wave, the stress created on the other welds caused two more to break, which effectively trippled the cost of repair. My repair bill was about $200, but I removed and reinstalled my canvas top and e-box myself which probably saved me $100. Get it fixed now unless you want to spend more $ than necessary.
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Wonder if anyone has had succuss repairing one with alumalloy or similar type products which work like solder?

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Not likely because of the extreme heat needed to weld aluminum. I'd guess that with a sloder product all you would be able to do is cover the problem, not fuse two seperate pieces of metal together.
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