Top Questions - February 2019

Author: Joel Patterson   Date Posted:28 February 2019 


 

Take a look at the answers we gave to some
of the best and most interesting questions we received
from our customers this month!

1

How do i prepare my stainless steel surface prior to using your stainless steel repair stick?

Repair Stick Stainless Steel

One of our customers had a leak in the seam of his stainless steel water tank and he wanted to know how to prepare the surface so that our Stainless Steel Repair Epoxy would adhere to it as best as possible. It is important that the area is as clean and dry as possible. If you can, you can also try to rough up the area with some sandpaper or the like, but don't be too worried they are designed to bond well to a range of surfaces and are very easy to use! 


 

2

What solvent can I use for your Rema Tip Top SC 2000 Cold Vulcanizing Cement?

SC2000 Cold Vulcanizing Cement

This was a good question, quite simply because we'd never been asked. The solvent that is designed for use with SC2000 Cement is called "Rema Solvent". It's made from trichloroethylene and is not currently available from Swift Supplies. However should you require some, an alternative would be available from your nearest chemical supplier. If you would like us to order some for you, just get in touch. 


 

3

I'm after something to use as lagging for my spa heater flue pipe. Any recommendations?

Aluminium Foil Faced Fibreglass
For this applicatin, if you are after a thin material, we'd suggest our Aluminium Foil Faced Fibreglass.
 
The cloth itself will handle 260°C continuous (it'll handle higher but the bond between cloth and foil will start to fail) and it'll be better for the outdoor part as it'll have the foil face to protect it from the elements. 

 

4

I have a two stroke water cooled motorcycle engine made of aluminium alloy and part of the casing has broken, but is still in one piece and can be refitted in place. Will your aluminium repair stick bond to this metal and be strong enough to seal?

Weicon Aluminium Repair Stick

We think our Aluminium Repair Stick would be perfect. You should have no worries about it bonding to the alloy and it will certainly set hard to seal. 

 

The only potential issue that may arise is temperature. The Aluminium Repair Stick is rated to 120°C continuous. If the temperatures in this application remain under that, it'll be fine. If they're higher, our suggestion would be the Titanium Repair Stick. It is a little more expensive, but it will handle 280°C.


 

 


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