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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:30 pm 
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Matt, Am replacing a comptip on my H18. Should I epoxy the comptip in place and let dry BEFORE inserting rivets for the tang ...OR should I rivet the tang in place immediately after epoxying the tip in place?????OR, Does it matter which way to go???? Any help is appreciated ..... deejay


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:42 am 
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Let the epoxy harden / cure first. You need to keep the tip in alignment while it cures... then pop the rivets.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:26 pm 
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Matt, thanks for the info....Deejay


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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 4:28 am 
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mmiller wrote:
Let the epoxy harden / cure first. You need to keep the tip in alignment while it cures... then pop the rivets.


How long does it typically take to harden by the way?


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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 7:54 am 
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I would give it 12 hours for a complete cure. When I use Bondo, I can usually rivet after about an hour. I also use GFLEX and that takes a bit longer. It depends on heat and how much catalyst used. In Bondo, you can use too much catalyst and damage the integrity of the material as well.

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