Best adhesive to join metals?

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  1. aiKzo6

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    I'm currently modding my soprano and i was wondering what would be best to bond metals together so i wouldnt need to rivert L brackets. Would liquid nails work alright?

    Cheers, aiKz
     
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    araldite, strong as steel
     
  3. Stygian Shane

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    There's an epoxy called Weld-it, which is advertised to be as strong as a good steel weld. Many people I know who've used this before agree. In any case... check out your local hardware store and see what they have to say.
     
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    Yeah i might go around sometime this week. So with most of this stuff it comes in a tube and you sqeeze and hold?

    I work at Autobarn and i've gone through half the shit we have there, all i could find was metal based silicons and stuff like that.

    Also, what should i used to cut the row of 3.5" bays in half to turn it 90 degrees to be able to have a floppy drive in the top half in the normal position, and a harddrive in the bottom of the bays facing the side panel.

    Cheers

    EDIT: Just tried to proof read that and i realised the last bit is not easy to understand at all. Sorry :lol:
     
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    A metal-filled epoxy such as Liquid Weld or whatever it's called.
     
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    It's already been said a million times but, Liquid Weld :thumbup:
     
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    I've been using araldite for my current mod, the joins are stronger then the aluminium inbetween them.
     
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    epoxy is the way to go...(araldite)wear golves because you can develop accute sensitisation (read: bad)

    araldite type glue should do the job or one of those liquid weld type products.
    chemi-weld i think is another... or maybe thats the radiator mix but anyway.
     
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    It's the radiator mix and its evil stuff (far too often used for quick fixes to flog a fucked motor)
     
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    THanks a heap..ill go look for liquid weld or araldite whenever i can. Ill post to say how it goes. Cheers guys..
     
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    Sorry to revive this topic, but i managed to get some araldite today, so i started modding. Is it okay to snip my way through the 3.5" bays in between the floppy drive bays and the hdd bays, rotate the bottom half 90 degrees, and araldite it together? Because the main idea i have is to have the harddrives facing the side panel like some more expensive cases. Cheers, aiKs..
     
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    You might run into problems with not having enough contact area to glue, even with araldite you still need a decent around of flat face to face contact area.
     
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    Kiba RIP Lest we forget!

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    ahh epoxy, is there anything it cant do ??
     
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    I'm not familiar with the case, so don't know if this is possible, but...
    Can you mount the two halves upside down?
    So the "top" is underneath the FDD, glued to the "bottom" above the HDDs, giving more surface area for bonding...
    not sure I've explained that well... let's try some dodgy ASCII art :Pirate:
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    <cut end>
    
    |     |
    | FDD |
    |_____|
     _____   <-- glue here
    |     |
    | HDD |
    |     |
    
    <cut end>
    
     
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    Yeah..i ran into problems. haha. I thought about doing what you sed, but then i still have the issue of contact area between the top and bottom mounts. So i just did what i originally planned to, but i put a piece of metal sheet in between. Dont think it did much though. i might need to cover the edges with eopxy to try to 'silicone' it together at the edge.
     

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