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About Potmetalwelder

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  1. Looks like it's a little warped as well.. No worries though, it can easily be repaired back to its original condition.
  2. Hey Pete. In my professional opinion and experience, you're far better off doing absolutely nothing rather than attempting to repair with jbweld. You see, pot metal is literally a meyal sprung that if left unplated or for that matter unpainted it will absorb any wet substance that it comes in contact with it including jbweld. That said, if or when you decide to go with a permanent solution, you will be faced with a considerably higher repair cost due to metal contamination which must be removed/replaced. In a nutshell, leave it alone until you decide to do it right.
  3. Yes Pete. Text or email me, or pot a photo or two so we can see what you end up with when they arrive. I'm sure I can help you clean 'em up. πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ Thanks brother!
  4. Muggyweld is a very low temperature solder and is typically used for rejoining broken pot metal parts - and works great for some ornamental parts. Not so much for mechanical parts or under plating. One of the most common problems with pot metal is that (without a trained eye) it's hard to spot "dead metal"... You see, dead pot Metal on the surface looks fine, but is a slightly darker shade of gray however if it's cleaned or lightly sanded it seems to disappear, but has only ducked out of sight. A person can easily and unknowingly solder good pot metal to dead metal and attempt to relate it only to have blow up in their face - not literally, but you know what I mean. And many times, this will frustrate most chrome shops and chances are your bill will go through the roof for a "proper" repair. Apologies for the tangant.. Anyhow, if welding to dead pot metal is attempted you will know right away! Dead pot Metal doesn't like heat and seriously misbehaves with temperatures over 400+ degrees and it'll punsh you for attempting so. However welding pot metal is for superior to soldering and it allows the absolute manipulation of it as well.πŸ‘
  5. Hey Walt. The pot Metal problem has been a century old problem that has caused so many darned problems for people and has siest many restorations that otherwise would have been completed much earlier. But this I can say with all sincerity that damaged, rotted and or broken "non-repairable" pot metal parts is 100% a problem of the past. πŸ‘πŸ˜Š
  6. Thanks Chuck. I really appreciate ya posting about your repair. And again, I very much appreciate your support. Thanks again. 😊
  7. Hello. I am sure your pot Metal steering wheel part can definitely be repaired back to its pre-damaged condition. Post some photos or shoot me a text or call me at 707.621.5052. Let's see what we can do k. Here are a few of my pot metal repairs: James Ruther's pot Metal repair Feel free to email me at james@potmetal.repair Thanks.
  8. Hello. I've repaired pot Metal carburetors. Post some photos or text them to me (707.621.5052) perhaps we can save that for pot Metal carburetor!
  9. I realize this is an old post, but some pot Metal parts are impossible to find or retrofit for that matter. That said, my name is James Ruther and pot Metal repair is my expertise. Unfortunately not all pot Metal parts can be welded due to contamination, however there is, depending on the part can be soldered back together to create a new casting. But before recasting is recommended, I make every attempt to rejoin/fabricate and replace missing or rotted pieces to restore pot Metal part(s) back to its pre-damaged state. Here are a couple photos of a gettleman's 1932 Dodge headlamp switch that unfortunately was not weldible due to a high percentage of contaminance in the casting. It was agreed to recast a new piece. The third photo shows the newly casted piece reinstalled on the wire housing and the steering wheel center cap installed. Anyhow, I am didn't want to make a novel out of this one pot Metal repair, (and I could go on lol but...) I'm sure ya'll understand the point. If you've got a broken, non-replaceable pot Metal part, chances are I can weld and reshape it back to pre-damaged condition. Here are a few more of my pot Metal repairs: https://Instagram.com/potmetalrepair/
  10. I very much appreciate your offer - It's very kind of you. I charge by the hour at $60/hr. I offer a 100% guaranty against failure on all of my repairs. Also, I metal finish every project to resemble the original appearance. I am currently working on an aaca member's '39 Lincoln Zephyr grille... I will post photos of the finished work and ask the gentleman to give an account of his experience working with me. Actually I'm very excited to have the privilege of adding it to my repair album. Very nice vehicle he has... Anyhow, oh. I didn't catch your name? It's good to know you! πŸ‘πŸ˜Š James Ruther
  11. Even if it's distorted, bent etc. I can straighten it if you wish?πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡²
  12. Why sure. Absolutely. I wouldn't advocate to repair an aftermarket part unless that's what is desired. James Ruther
  13. I'm sure you are far more knowledgeable about T-handles than I and I'll be the first to say that I'm not an expert on antique vehicles, however when it comes to repairing it, I think many others would agree with me that I do a pretty good job at welding, Modifying and or replacing rotted or missing metal. You see, I'm a Fabricator. Not a parts specialist. That said, there's no reason to except your challenge because it's a battle I'll lose every time. But if you want to talk repairing pot metal great! But you don't have to be rude. James Ruther Pot Metal Welder "People and Relationships are far more important than money"
  14. Decklid t-handles are all made from the same stuff - if its potmetal, there is always a good chance rot, cracks, chips or the like. Some would prefer to repair the original equipment rather than replacement.