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Old 06-23-2012, 06:09 PM   #1
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Cast emblem repair

I broke the L off of the cast caravel name on my 65. I finally found it in the shop where the buffer had repositioned it to. I purchased "Super Alloy 1" from www.muggyweld.com to see if I could save the emblem. I was impressed with the results. The filler material even flowed to the back side and around the attach post. Follow their directions EXACTLY. Good Luck. Roger
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Old 06-23-2012, 09:42 PM   #2
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I broke the L off of the cast caravel name on my 65. I finally found it in the shop where the buffer had repositioned it to. I purchased "Super Alloy 1" from www.muggyweld.com to see if I could save the emblem. I was impressed with the results. The filler material even flowed to the back side and around the attach post. Follow their directions EXACTLY. Good Luck. Roger
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Old 06-23-2012, 10:42 PM   #3
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Looks like new Roger, glad it worked out!
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Old 06-26-2012, 07:29 PM   #4
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Glad to see you got the "L" out of the shop and back where it belongs.

Great job, look forward to seeing it in person at Wenatchee event.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:40 AM   #5
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This is great! I was looking through my miscellaneous parts the other day from the previous owner of my caravel. I found the missing "L" on mine. I thought it was long gone until I see a wadded up paper towel in the bin with other parts. I opened the paper towel to find my "L". I wasn't sure how I could repair it, but this looks like the answer! So, did you use a Butane torch. I have one of those, but do not have an acetylene welders torch. Will that work? Is that what you used?

Another question is if this same method might work to fix a cracked door frame?
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:32 AM   #6
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I used a propane torch to do mine. Just do as they say, clean area very well, keep it moving and watch the color of the flux and don't put the rod in the flame. I found a old piece of pot metal to try it on first. I don't know if it would work for your door frame. I took a die grinder and beveled the edge of mine and took it to a welding shop where they had a aluminum wire feed welder large enough to weld that thick of metal and it was welded in place. Sprayed water around the weld area with a hand spray bottle and all turned out excellent.
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