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Old 06-13-2014, 02:56 PM   #1
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The rear Williams sight base keeps coming loose so I used some JB Weld to keep it in place. I'm sure it won't come loose again and am betting I couldn't get it off if I tried. I couldn't apply very much force to the set-screw because it was just barely holding onto the dovetail and if I tightened it too much it would slip off.

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Another one of jbwelds 20,000 uses!
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JB Weld, Duck Tape, and WD40. Pretty much the building blocks of civilization.
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Don't forget the bailing wire and Vicegrips.
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Add Velcro and wire ties to the list. Duct tape is old school.
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Can't fix it with those it just can't b fixed
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I have a friend who has a Colt Government model that was exposed to moisture for way too long and had some serious (deep) pits in the slide. He smeared JB Weld all over the pits and then filed and sanded it smooth, cerokoted it in a matte black and it looks fantastic.

I had a 1980 Jeep CJ5 with a 304V8 that had a piece broken off of the front cover where the water pump bolts on. JB Welded that back together in 1995, my son has it now and it is still holding together.
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Old 06-14-2014, 03:40 AM   #8
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JB weld is always in my tool box. Last weekend I used it to fix the stripped threads on the impeller of our swimming pool pump...it's still working. I never had any use for super glue.
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Don't forget the bailing wire and Vicegrips.
Bailing "twine" now days.
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Bailing "twine" now days.
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... I'm sure it won't come loose again and am betting I couldn't get it off if I tried.
And if you could get it off, the painted on finish on your Henry is going to take a big hit, of course. I'm sure you know that. It is one drawback of using glues for gun work.
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And if you could get it off, the painted on finish on your Henry is going to take a big hit, of course. I'm sure you know that. It is one drawback of using glues for gun work.
One good thing about the Henrys is what looks like a receiver is only a receiver cover and can be replaced easily. If this had been a Winchester I wouldn't have done it.
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Old 04-25-2019, 12:27 PM   #13
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I tried to JB Weld a front FO sight on my Walther P22, because I lost the tiny screw it came with to attach it to the side. I put what I felt was a healthy amount in the hole, and the very next day I was shooting the P22 at the range and the sight fell off within 100 rounds. Very disappointing, because I 've used JB before and it has always worked well.
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JB weld the surface needs to be oil or grease free to hold .
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JB weld the surface needs to be oil or grease free to hold .
I use denatured alcohol. A gallon will last forever and costs about $20. I also use it to clean up any gum residue from removing decals.
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Spray brake cleaner works good too . NOT choke or carb cleaner it has lube in it .

I love and use denatured alcohol too .
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I once smelled a gas leak from the 1956 Nash I was driving. Opened the hood and saw the leak but I had nothing to fix it with. While chewing bubble gum I tried to think what to use as I was heading to work. Would the gum hold til I got to work? Well it worked to the job and home. Just had to get the surface dry and wiped clean beforehand.
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Old 05-04-2019, 11:13 AM   #18
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Ahh..a resurrected thread on JB Weld. Great stuff. As a Plant Operations Director (fancy name for head maintenance guy) I stand by Paul Harvey. JB Weld is the best. I use it all the time.
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There is only one thing better then JB weld . I've repaired 5 cracked engine blocks which lasted over 10 year with no problem . I used it to glass bed rifle actions for 40 years . I made a temp repair on cracked combination valve from freezing on shower was still there 7 years later when I sold the house . Gave the new owner a NEW valve I got 7 years ago if it ever leaked ......

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