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Author: Subject: Anyone know how to get hold of Alutight?
TimC

posted on 5/5/20 at 06:04 PM Reply With Quote
Anyone know how to get hold of Alutight?

Iíve e-mailed Bjorn but got no reply.
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Slimy38

posted on 5/5/20 at 07:48 PM Reply With Quote
Alutight is just a brand name, the same stuff can be had in lots of places. I think Durafix is the easiest version to get hold of in the UK.
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roadrunner

posted on 5/5/20 at 09:09 PM Reply With Quote
Would this stuff be OK for chopping aluminium sumps.
Would it be good enough to get an oil tight seal.

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JAG

posted on 6/5/20 at 06:56 AM Reply With Quote
I've used a Technoweld kit (Aluminium brazing/soldering) to make several Aluminium parts for my Locost.

I'd recommend it - sounds like a very similar product to Alutight/Durafix.





Justin


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luke2152

posted on 6/5/20 at 06:08 PM Reply With Quote
You need a good torch to use this stuff on big aluminium parts. They just conduct the heat away so quickly. I would certainly try it on a similar large test piece before I did any chopping.
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roadrunner

posted on 6/5/20 at 06:12 PM Reply With Quote
I've watched a couple of YouTube videos and it's quite impressive stuff.
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JAG

posted on 7/5/20 at 12:45 PM Reply With Quote
Totally agree with Luke2152.

It's a real bugger to get big parts hot enough!

I built a stand to put the part on and put a second torch under the part being brazed. It still takes ages if the part you're working on is anything over 300 grams or so





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