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Old 29-10-2008, 04:48   #16
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I think the threaded alloy rod is the best idea - should clean the threads thoroughly and use loctice or somesuch; don't want any salt left in the threads to cause corrosion.


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Old 29-10-2008, 10:27   #17
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Whoosh, I like your idea, easy, invisible, and no dissimilar metals.

If the hole is already threaded, I wonder if a bevel is necessary? There are a few larger (1/4 & 5/16) un-threaded holes near the base. I think I'll bevel both sides on those to get an hourglass shaped plug.

The only remaining question is to fill after using the ( 30-Y-94TM Mil Spec Anti-Corrosive Epoxy) primer or before.
I think I'll prime first then fill and fair then another thin (545) primer coat.
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look into titanium putty i use this at work for all kind of repairs strong enough to drill and tap buy it at local nut and bolt shop.
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Old 31-10-2008, 02:47   #19
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A titanium-reinforced epoxy putty, might be over-kill in this, essentially aesthetic, repair application.
Excellent stuff for more demanding applications.
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