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Can Cast Pieces Be Repaired?


 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:54 pm    Post subject: Can Cast Pieces Be Repaired? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Not sure what type material this is but it looks like cast aluminum. Can it be repaired or should I look for a good used piece?? It is the upper front nose on an IH Cub Cadet 1450.











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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:20 am    Post subject: Re: Can Cast Pieces Be Repaired? Reply to specific post Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:20 am    Post subject: Re: Can Cast Pieces Be Repaired? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

All is not lost. First, if a replacement is available at a reasonable cost, that is the way to go. Second, IF the piece is made of decent aluminum, it can be TIG welded. If the piece is mainly a zinc alloy, welding is more difficult, but it can be brazed. (We used to call the brazing rod Aladdin Rod, but I'm sure it has other names.) There is an outside possibility that this a magnesium based alloy, but this is unlikely. Check with a local welder who has a TIG setup. He can tell you in a minute whether it is aluminum or zinc, or magnesium based alloy. Because the part is painted, a less than perfect weld or braze job can be filled and painted. There may be adhesives that will suffice, but because of the nature of the casting, I wouldn't be too confident. You want someone with a TIG setup- I wouldn't recommend MIG on this job. unc
 
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Can Cast Pieces Be Repaired? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If it can"t be welded, you cold use some flat steel stock to plate the area. It would be on the underside, not visible. Just bolt it in place.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:04 am    Post subject: Re: Can Cast Pieces Be Repaired? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Case did have new ones available a couple years ago. If they still have them, take a sack of gold with you to pay for it. They ought to be embarrassed asking the prices they do.

I managed to TIG weld my 1200 nose piece and it has held. It is some sort of pot metal so it is tricky to weld.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:44 am    Post subject: Re: Can Cast Pieces Be Repaired? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

That?s nothing a little JB weld can?t fix😁.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Can Cast Pieces Be Repaired? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

My Dad bought me a very well used #129 Cub Cadet almost 30 years ago that had the same grill/hood damage.
It was weld repaired, think gas weld repaired by the looks of it, and braced from side to side. I ran
the tractor 15 years and the repair held. I had plenty other repairs to fix up on that tractor. It was
almost "stock" when I sold it, not the cobbled together mess I started with.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Can Cast Pieces Be Repaired? Reply to specific post Reply with quote


I would expect that it is pot metal and I would clean it up good and JB Weld it. As rough as that surface the epoxy would grip very well and I bet that it would stand up to some pretty rough treatment
 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:48 am    Post subject: Re: Can Cast Pieces Be Repaired? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I'd epoxy it personally.

If you're not comfortable with that, I'd probably try the muggyweld stuff - I'll stick a link in. I've never used it due to the cost, I'm
not sure it's sold in quantities for any less than fifty bucks - kind of steep for a simple one off fix. But for something you care about,
you may want to.

It might be repackaged silver solder for all I know, but I'm not familiar enough with brazing/soldering pot metal to know all the options.
Maybe somebody else here is more familiar with it?
muggy weld

 
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