Glueing cheap metal

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  1. Red Herring

    Red Herring

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    What is the best glue to try to glue some cheap metal parts together. We used to call it "white metal", not sure what its really called. It is a brake lever on my motor bike.

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    I've always heard it called pot metal. For probably just twice what you'd pay for some strong epoxy, you could pick up another lever at a bike shop or bike salvage. I sure as hell wouldn't want my front brake lever to snap during an emergency stop and me die or end up in the hospital because I didn't want to buy a $10-15 lever. Just my thought.
     
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    JB weld.
     
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    vice grips. :D

    Ill echo the above. No real need to risk it when its really not that expensive of a part.
     
  5. Red Herring

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    Its just the decorative ball at the end of the handle. If it were a safety concern, a new one fer sure. I'll try the JB..
     
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    Oh, OK. Use the plain JB Weld instead of JB Kwik.
     
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    it's not that hard of a part to replace. don't know how hard it would be to locate one though.
    "glueing" metal normally does'nt work well, unless you use an "electric" glue gun. glueing it will look like poop.
     
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    You will not find any glue that'll keep that ball attached to the handle unless you stop using the handle.
     
  9. Red Herring

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    Found out last night that the "ball" is there to blunt the tip of the lever to keep you from gouging yourself on it. So might as well try to find a new one. In the mean time, the JB is setting up... see what it does. That stuff looks pretty intense... you can use it to patch radiators and engine blocks! If anything is going to save me the 8 bucks... that should be it! Oh ya, it did cost $6.99, actual savings, $1.01... fun with glue... priceless.
     
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