[E-Type] epoxy question

Hi,

Here’s a question that’s bound to get a bunch of different opinions. What’s
the strongest two part epoxy you’ve ever used (bearing in mind that I need
it now so it should still be available)

The dingis(sp) that holds the mirror rod on my upper screen molding is
broken off and I want to glue it back on as a temporary fix until a new one
arrives. I need to get the car inspected so I can change the title, and I’m
pretty sure that one needs at least some view of the rear to pass. I don’t
plan on attaching the hood to it until I have the new one.

I tried the Loctite Extra Hold epoxy and left it clamped overnight. This
morning it fell off the moment I attached the mirror.

Thanks
Eric MaLossi
Austin, TX
64 3.8 OTS

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Here’s a question that’s bound to get a bunch of different opinions.
What’s
the strongest two part epoxy you’ve ever used (bearing in mind that I need
it now so it should still be available)

That would be the 3M stuff that they use in military and aerospace
applications for gluing electronics cans together. My wife was an electrical
engineer for one of those companies and she used to bring me the stuff when
it went out of date.

The dingis(sp)

I believe that’s “dingus”…at least in this area…

that holds the mirror rod on my upper screen molding is

broken off and I want to glue it back on as a temporary fix until a new
one
arrives. I need to get the car inspected so I can change the title, and
I’m
pretty sure that one needs at least some view of the rear to pass. I
don’t
plan on attaching the hood to it until I have the new one.

Good luck! That sounds like a lot to ask of epoxy. I don’t know whether the
“Space glue” will hold it or not.

Cheers,

Jeb

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No expertise here, but I have recently used J-BWeld,which I have
heard mentioned a few times here recently. Worked for me.

One epoxy tip I got working on boats is to mix the stuff up way
more than you’d imagine – two minutes or so. Improper mixing
is a big cause of it not working or being too soft. YMMV.

Jerry

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From: “Eric MaLossi” emalossi@flash.net
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Sent: Monday, October 16, 2000 8:56 AM
Subject: [E-Type] epoxy question

Hi,

Here’s a question that’s bound to get a bunch of different opinions.
What’s
the strongest two part epoxy you’ve ever used (bearing in mind that I need
it now so it should still be available)

The dingis(sp) that holds the mirror rod on my upper screen molding is
broken off and I want to glue it back on as a temporary fix until a new
one
arrives. I need to get the car inspected so I can change the title, and
I’m
pretty sure that one needs at least some view of the rear to pass. I
don’t
plan on attaching the hood to it until I have the new one.

I tried the Loctite Extra Hold epoxy and left it clamped overnight. This
morning it fell off the moment I attached the mirror.

Thanks
Eric MaLossi
Austin, TX
64 3.8 OTS

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I just wanted to echo what Jerry said. I too have worked on fiberglass for
about 25 years now (both boats and car bodies)–when using epoxy, a few
very very important rules

  1. Measure carefully
  2. Mix thoroughly
  3. Work within the ambient temperatures stated on the instructions

JMcLaren 69 ots

At 09:43 AM 10/16/00 -0700, you wrote:

No expertise here, but I have recently used J-BWeld,which I have
heard mentioned a few times here recently. Worked for me.

One epoxy tip I got working on boats is to mix the stuff up way
more than you’d imagine – two minutes or so. Improper mixing
is a big cause of it not working or being too soft. YMMV.

Jerry

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rouler!

----- Original Message -----
From: “Eric MaLossi” emalossi@flash.net
To: e-type@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Monday, October 16, 2000 8:56 AM
Subject: [E-Type] epoxy question

Hi,

Here’s a question that’s bound to get a bunch of different opinions.
What’s
the strongest two part epoxy you’ve ever used (bearing in mind that I need
it now so it should still be available)

The dingis(sp) that holds the mirror rod on my upper screen molding is
broken off and I want to glue it back on as a temporary fix until a new
one
arrives. I need to get the car inspected so I can change the title, and
I’m
pretty sure that one needs at least some view of the rear to pass. I
don’t
plan on attaching the hood to it until I have the new one.

I tried the Loctite Extra Hold epoxy and left it clamped overnight. This
morning it fell off the moment I attached the mirror.

Thanks
Eric MaLossi
Austin, TX
64 3.8 OTS

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In the process of sand blasting my radius arms, it appears that under the
black put there by the PR (previous restorer), there is a partial layer of
Signal Red (the body color).

Am i to assume that the radius arms should be painted the body color?

TIA,
JMcLaren 69 ots

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I don’t think so. Maybe the car was given a “quickie” paint job at some time
and the arms were oversprayed.

Daniel-----Original Message-----
From: John McLaren [mailto:jmclaren@msumusik.mursuky.edu]
Sent: Monday, October 16, 2000 12:23 PM
To: e-type@jag-lovers.org
Subject: [E-Type] 'nother rear end ?

In the process of sand blasting my radius arms, it appears that under the
black put there by the PR (previous restorer), there is a partial layer of
Signal Red (the body color).

Am i to assume that the radius arms should be painted the body color?

TIA,
JMcLaren 69 ots

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John,

Mine are “hidden stuff black” – now powder coated aith 60% gloss
black. I think that’s the original color. Maybe you have “n” layers
of POs to deal with!

Jerry

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From: “John McLaren” jmclaren@msumusik.mursuky.edu
To: e-type@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Monday, October 16, 2000 9:23 AM
Subject: [E-Type] 'nother rear end ?

In the process of sand blasting my radius arms, it appears that under the
black put there by the PR (previous restorer), there is a partial layer of
Signal Red (the body color).

Am i to assume that the radius arms should be painted the body color?

TIA,
JMcLaren 69 ots

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Well,
Sounds like i have the answer to my question. Radius arms are black. I
guess the bits of red are overspray when the PR painted the body, and then
he went back with black to touch up. It did look like there was another
layer of black under the red–thought maybe it was just primer.

Thanks guys. I can start painting now.

JMcLaren 69 ots

At 11:05 AM 10/16/00 -0700, you wrote:

John,

Mine are “hidden stuff black” – now powder coated aith 60% gloss
black. I think that’s the original color. Maybe you have “n” layers
of POs to deal with!

Jerry

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rouler!

----- Original Message -----
From: “John McLaren” <@John_McLaren>
To: e-type@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Monday, October 16, 2000 9:23 AM
Subject: [E-Type] 'nother rear end ?

In the process of sand blasting my radius arms, it appears that under the
black put there by the PR (previous restorer), there is a partial layer of
Signal Red (the body color).

Am i to assume that the radius arms should be painted the body color?

TIA,
JMcLaren 69 ots

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Definite that they were originally black. But on the subject of oddities, I
once read that Jaguar used a maroon primer during part of the Series II
run. I’ve never been able to find the reference again. Does this ring a
bell with anyone?

Mike Frank
1969 E-Type 2+2
New York

At 11:05 AM 10/16/00 -0700, you wrote:

In the process of sand blasting my radius arms, it appears that under the
black put there by the PR (previous restorer), there is a partial layer of
Signal Red (the body color).

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Hey, that would explain something. I have maroon paint on my ujoint dust
covers–the ones inside the hub carriers (both inside and out), and the
rear end has not been out of the car since its birth.
JMcLaren 69 ots

At 04:08 PM 10/16/00 -0700, you wrote:

Definite that they were originally black. But on the subject of oddities, I
once read that Jaguar used a maroon primer during part of the Series II
run. I’ve never been able to find the reference again. Does this ring a
bell with anyone?

Mike Frank
1969 E-Type 2+2
New York

At 11:05 AM 10/16/00 -0700, you wrote:

In the process of sand blasting my radius arms, it appears that under the
black put there by the PR (previous restorer), there is a partial layer of
Signal Red (the body color).

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The strongest two part epoxy that I have ever used is marketed by Brownell’s
Inc. in Montezuma, Iowa and is called acraglass. When using any cement, be
sure that all grease and oil is remove from the mating surfaces. The
problem with most two part expoxies is that they get brittle and will not
withstand shock and vibration. Brownell’s markets a two mix (black) cement
that is used to hold ribs on shotgun barrels and this cement marketed by
polychoke maintains a flexible but tough condition. If you can’t get a
phone number, let me know and I will look it up. Also Brownell’s is on the web.

Hi,

Here’s a question that’s bound to get a bunch of different opinions. What’s
the strongest two part epoxy you’ve ever used (bearing in mind that I need
it now so it should still be available)

The dingis(sp) that holds the mirror rod on my upper screen molding is
broken off and I want to glue it back on as a temporary fix until a new one
arrives. I need to get the car inspected so I can change the title, and I’m
pretty sure that one needs at least some view of the rear to pass. I don’t
plan on attaching the hood to it until I have the new one.

I tried the Loctite Extra Hold epoxy and left it clamped overnight. This
morning it fell off the moment I attached the mirror.

Thanks
Eric MaLossi
Austin, TX
64 3.8 OTS

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Ray - Selah, WA
'64 FHC
'65 FHC
'87 XJ6

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Thanks to all the respondents. I think that I’ve got the dingus on, perhaps
not for good, but maybe till I get a new top windscreen strip.

I think the magic trick was two-fold:

  1. As suggested a couple of times, mix two part epoxy like crazy before
    attempting to use it.
  2. My own realization…Don’t, don’t, don’t mix the glue on a surface that’s
    even slightly porous (I had grabbed a scrap piece of cardboard the first
    time). The two compounds have different rates of absorption and it throws
    off the ratio of hardener to resin. I think the hardener absorbs much
    faster, hence the rubbery end product I got.

I will be checking out some of glue’s suggested for future use though.

Thanks
Eric MaLossi
Austin, TX
64 3.8 OTS

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