Know-How Notes: How To Use JB Weld ClearWeld
Sometimes you need to make a repair that is clear. You wouldn’t want to fix an acrylic fish tank with black epoxy, you need a clear product like JB Weld ClearWeld. This quick-setting epoxy cures clear when applied less than 15 mil thick. It is the perfect solution for tile, ceramic, glass, wood, metal, and most plastics. Here’s how to use JB Weld ClearWeld on a sample repair.
What Is ClearWeld?
Like other epoxies, ClearWeld is a two-part component adhesive. It requires a 1:1 mix, which when dispensed through the syringe, comes out perfect every time. Once set, you have just under 5 minutes to apply and adjust the epoxy, and it cures fully in 1 hour, so repairs are quick and easy. With a strength of 4,400psi, ClearWeld provides a strong, lasting bond.
As with any repair, prep is the key to success. Start off by cleaning the parts to be repaired with a detergent or degreaser. Next, rough up the surfaces with a bit of 80-grit sandpaper. This gives the epoxy something to grab onto.
Dispense enough ClearWeld to make the repairs onto a mixing board or cardboard, and mix it up.
Apply the epoxy to the area being repaired. You can lay it down in an even layer, a weld bead shape, or as an extruded shape. Hold the parts together as necessary until the epoxy sets.
Allow the repair to rest for one hour until it is fully cured. When using ClearWeld below 40-degrees, it will take longer to cure.
Follow this guide and your repair will be a success and you can put the parts back into service.
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A life-long gearhead, Jefferson Bryant spends more time in the shop than anywhere else. His career began in the car audio industry as a shop manager, eventually working his way into a position at Rockford Fosgate as a product designer. In 2003, he began writing tech articles for magazines, and has been working as an automotive journalist ever since. His work has been featured in Car Craft, Hot Rod, Rod & Custom, Truckin’, Mopar Muscle, and many more. Jefferson has also written 4 books and produced countless videos. Jefferson operates Red Dirt Rodz, his personal garage studio, where all of his magazine articles and tech videos are produced.
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