Frugal Canadian Epoxy
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    18
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Frugal Canadian Epoxy

    Often we find that our stuff breaks and we need to make it last another 6 months, or until we get some discretionary income to rectify the problem properly. In the meantime, you can scrounge through dollar stores, and find cheap epoxy made in China. The made in China epoxy from the dollar stores is (you guessed it) cheap, but it will suffice for a lot of repairs. Sometimes, the epoxy you get in these types of places is runny, and does not seem to want to react. (epoxy has to 'kick over'. The 'kicking over' is actually an exothermic reaction, for the epoxy to harden, the resin and hardener must react chemically. In this case, you can take a hair dryer, or put the item to be mended (well supported so the parts don't come apart) into perhaps a tray with sand in the oven, the sand can support your parts, while the epoxy cures. The heat supplies some energy to the reaction so it can go to completion. The high end epoxy such as Devcon (especially Devcon) gives off quite a bit of heat when it reacts. I have used a product called: "JB Weld" and it is a very high quality epoxy. I recently used JB Weld to repair a plastic hose nozzle that had been left out on a freezing night, causing it to crack due to the pressure of the ice. Best regards, Tony.

  2. #2
    Registered User Debbie-cat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    British Columbia
    Age
    55
    Posts
    26,302
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Blog Entries
    166
    Rep Power
    158

    Default

    I love JB Weld. We use it for everything around here!




  3. #3
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    18
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Hello friends, I noticed in the local hardware stores there is a new JB weld product (marine grade epoxy) this is the strongest product they have made to date with a strength of about 4000 psi. I have to mention also that the slower setting epoxies develop the highest strength. Best regards, Tony

  4. Remove Advertisements
    FrugalVillage.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Age
    58
    Posts
    18
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    For sticking hooks on masonry there's nothing better than JB Weld. I love the stuff.

  6. #5
    Super Moderator Spirit Deer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Boundary Waters, Minnesota
    Posts
    19,537
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    88

    Default

    If I have to spend the money to heat up my oven or run a hair dryer, I think I'm better off to spend the money up front for decent epoxy. And yes I know this is an old thread.

  7. #6
    Registered User Brat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    midwest, country
    Posts
    1,143
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    20

    Default

    I love this product..Rebuilt the bottom door frame on my SUV and painted over it..Still holding and still looks good...and that was in 1990...

Similar Threads

  1. Frugal Canadian Christmas
    By peanut in forum Frugal Canadians
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 12-29-2010, 10:17 PM
  2. New Canadian.
    By Gizimmick in forum General Chat
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 03-18-2009, 10:08 PM
  3. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-11-2006, 03:03 PM
  4. For My Canadian Frugal Femmes...
    By Nada.Leona in forum Freebies
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-23-2004, 11:04 PM
  5. Canadian frugalites
    By bmyownboss in forum FV Neighborhoods
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 09-21-2004, 07:50 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •