Here we go again, yet another break in your place of business. Small enough to be fixed by one of those famous epoxy putty sticks you’ve heard so much about, but which one do you use? Is this an “Emergency repair for copper pipes with Copper epoxy putty stick” situation or maybe a “Does steel epoxy putty permanently fix metals?” instance? What if it’s neither? What if this time you need to repair… aluminum?
You can probably see where this is all going, but how does one determine aluminum in the house? Sure, most of us have seen the silvery finish of aluminum foil, but that finish could also belong to a stainless steel. A couple things to look out for when trying to find aluminum are: First, aluminum is not very magnetic. Try sticking a magnet to the metal, if it sticks you probably have some sort of steel (possibly stainless) and if not then you’ve most likely found yourself some aluminum. Second, aluminum has been described as lighter than other metals. If your mystery metal seems light, then once again you’ve probably discovered some aluminum. So remember, you’ve probably found some aluminum if it’s:
- Not magnetic
Where would one find aluminum?
Another telltale sign that you’ve found aluminum is where you found it. In recent years, aluminum is finding more of a place in the world. Because of its lightness, non-corrosive and high heat resistance, aluminum is one of the world’s most used non-ferrous metals. It’s highly important to the auto industry and can be found everywhere from kitchen utensils to spaceships. You probably won’t have to worry about the latter, but let’s explore some places you’ll probably find aluminum:
- Kitchen: utensils, foils, beer kegs, tables, chairs, shutters, pots, frying pans, meat mincers, baking moulds.
- Home or Place of business: Window frames, picture frames, lamps, decorative wall panels, siding, building wire, sheathing, roofing, processing equipment, pipes, tools, gutters, storm doors, aluminum siding, various tanks
- Cars: electrical transmission lines, aluminum engine blocks, wheels.
- Heating and Air conditioning: air conditioning units, radiators.
- Outdoors: folding chairs and stools, garden swings and tables, mobile folding chairs in street cafes, light and compact shelves, bicycle frames, generators, transformers, capacitors, aluminum boats, recreational vehicles.
And these are only a few of the applications. Once you’ve determined that you have aluminum, how would one fix that nasty break you’ve got?
Fixing aluminum with epoxy putty stick
Using an epoxy putty to fix aluminum is as easy as 1-2-3. Just take your epoxy putty stick, cut off a piece as needed and mix the epoxy and hardener together. Fill the crack and/or break, smooth the new epoxy surface and wait for five minutes. After that, the epoxy should be cured and can be drilled, sawed, sanded, machined or even painted.
But with so many different epoxy putty repair stick products on the market today, which one should you trust with your repair job? Which one is the best to permanently repair your break in your precious aluminum?
Brofix aluminum reinforced epoxy putty repair stick
Introducing the Brofix aluminum Reinforced epoxy putty repair stick by Brodi. A strong, easy to use epoxy putty that is by far the best on the market today. See all those places you’d find aluminum a couple paragraphs above? Brofix can fix those, no questions asked. Let’s check out some of this practical miracle product’s stats, shall we?
- Lap Shear Strength range from 350 to 900m p.s.i.
- Compressive Strength range from 10,000 to 12,000 p.s.i.
- Electrical resistance 30,000 megohms
- Dielectric strength 300 volts/mil
- Upper Temperature Limit 250°F continuous, 300°F intermittent
- Chemical resistant to hydrocarbons, ketones, alcohols, esters, halocarbons, aqueous salt solutions and dilute acids and bases
- Non-flammable and releases no noxious fumes
- Will not shrink or pull away and unused portion stays fresh for future use when saved in its original package
- Contains no solvents.
Now that’s one impressive aluminum repair putty stick. So next time you have a break in your aluminum, don’t reach for the foil or some others. Head over to Brodi and grab yourself a stick of Brofix aluminum repair putty. It’s a move you won’t regret.