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Durafix welding rods

Postby Rob Frankhamr » Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:22 am

Has anyone ever used Durafix low temperature welding rods for aluminium alloy? Yes, I've seen the videos on Youtube but I trust them about as much as I would trust a politician...

Did it work?

Was it as easy as they claim?

Was the result satisfactory?

and last but not least, does anyone know what the metal composition is?

No specific project at the moment (although I do have a couple of castings I wouldn't mind repairing), just seems to be a useful thing to have... if it works :smile:

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Re: Durafix welding rods

Postby Mjolinor » Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:01 pm

I would have my doubts too when a company does not know the difference between welding rods, brazing rods or soldering as they do not seem to.

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Re: Durafix welding rods

Postby raesewell » Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:57 pm

I've used them with good results. I don't know what the metal composition is, I suspect it's closely guarded.

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Re: Durafix welding rods

Postby george baker » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:10 am

Hi
one of our members bought some of this type of rod at stafford a few years back but he not not used them afaIk

I was told by someone else these rods are mostly Antimony

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Re: Durafix welding rods

Postby Mjolinor » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:25 am

Zinc and Bizmuth is my guess. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aj0NjwBqsSg

That is impressive. I have used these aluminium soldering materials to join electrical cables but the flux is bloody awful, you do not want to breath it in.

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Re: Durafix welding rods

Postby Rob Frankhamr » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:17 am

Zinc and Bizmuth is my guess. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aj0NjwBqsSg

That is impressive. I have used these aluminium soldering materials to join electrical cables but the flux is bloody awful, you do not want to breath it in.
Sounds like a very similar product, A much more believable presentation as well...

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