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Best epoxy for bonding metal?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by claybrdr, Jun 19, 2012.

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  1. claybrdr

    claybrdr Well-Known Member

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    Got my Fox back from Briley and found they had knocked the ivory FS bead out of its cup. I cut part of the shank off a silver bead FS and it seems to fit in the cup pretty well. Briley of course said they would fix it but I'm trying to avoid sending it back with the attendant delays.

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  2. Tron

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    I'd send it back to them instead of risking more harm.
     
  3. Dickgshot

    Dickgshot Well-Known Member

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    JB Weld will hold it. I've had the front sight of my 391 epoxied in with JB weld for a couple years now. However, I defer to Tron's expertise. You could
    put on a HiViz or TruGlo sight which attach with magnets, double stick tape, or clamp on. There are dozens of them, and you wouldn't have to remove anything.
    That's what I'd do.
     
  4. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    Gripes! It was an Ivory bead!!! How often does a stray elephant happen by!!!

    Let Briley suck it up!
     
  5. hmb

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    Devcon Plastic Steel. HMB
     
  6. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    JB is economical. I use it to bed rifles, lots cheaper than Devcon.

    HM
     
  7. steele

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    Are you sure its not a threaded bead?? If the threaded stud is still in the hole, a local gunsmith should be able to extract it without too much problem.

    Butch from Pgh
     
  8. Dickgshot

    Dickgshot Well-Known Member

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    As sure as I am that the sun rises in the east, that's how sure I am that Briley does not have a real ivory bead in stock.
     
  9. Unknown1

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    3-M's "Scotch-Weld DP 420"... compared to this stuff, everything else is just spit and chewing gum!<center>
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    Keller
     
  10. Johnny

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    I would use JBWeld, always have some. Just don't use 5 min epoxy, it deteriorates.

    Keller, Is that a high dollar epoxy that only exists on the internet?
     
  11. stokinpls

    stokinpls Well-Known Member

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    Loctite makes an excellent "Epoxy Weld", if you can't find the other stuff. That 3M Epoxy looks interesting. Good luck.

    I wouldn't recommend Gorilla Glue, unless you want your front sight to look like a tennis ball. ;-)
     
  12. claybrdr

    claybrdr Well-Known Member

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    Well, I ordered this from Brownells. Will try to shape the shaft to fit. This will take a completely different type of adhesive I would guess.
     
  13. BigM-Perazzi

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    Dick, I suspect your right. I'd still be pissed.
     
  14. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    Try to keep in mind if you are not successful Briley probably won't honor the offer to repair for free once you've monkeyed with it,..I would send it back as it don't look like a competition gun you need to have back in action in a big hurry..even more important if this is a keepsake
     
  15. claybrdr

    claybrdr Well-Known Member

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    Good point.
     
  16. CalvinMD

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    It looks like a sweet old double you have worth having repaired by professionals..hope she comes back better than new
     
  17. Birch1007

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    Send it back. Epoxy is forever, think how you would fix it if it breaks again.
     
  18. BAD 303

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    Dick i will take your bet. If Briley broke it they have one there somewhere.tic
     
  19. claybrdr

    claybrdr Well-Known Member

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    Here's a couple pics...
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  20. johnboy

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    Very nice wood.
     
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