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Old 05-12-2013, 09:02 AM   #1
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JB Weld Removal

While on a CDR ride, I fixed a small leak on the radiator of my KTM 690.
It looks like the leak is getting worse and I'd like to remove ( dissolve)
the JB Weld I used for the repair and send the radiator out for proper
repair.

What, if anything, will remove the JB ?

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Old 05-12-2013, 10:03 AM   #2
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A grinder or wire wheel, very carefully !


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Old 05-12-2013, 10:35 AM   #3
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Heat will soften/weaken it. a good heat gun or propane torch in a well ventilated area should do the trick. But you might check with the radiator repair shop first, their dip tank might take care of it.
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:00 AM   #4
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i had good luck with chipping it off with a hammer and flatblade screwdriver. need to be careful though.
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:03 AM   #5
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While on a CDR ride, I fixed a small leak on the radiator of my KTM 690.
It looks like the leak is getting worse and I'd like to remove ( dissolve)
the JB Weld I used for the repair and send the radiator out for proper
repair.

What, if anything, will remove the JB ?

Thanks, Max
call the radiator shop ... they've got heated tanks full of caustic dip designed specifically to clean radiators. certain metals react differently to chemicals .. radiator shop should know what to do...
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:14 AM   #6
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If it's a piece of metal or something that won't burn you can place it in the oven on 500 and let it sit for 15 minutes. Place the object ontop of a pan. Be very cautious when doing this and stay close to the oven. The JB Weld won't ignite but make sure the object has nothing flammable.
After the 15 minutes remove the item with tongs and place on a cutting board or something that can't burn. Using a chisel it will come off like butter.

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Use a solder gun or solder stick. They are about 20 dollars at home depot/lowes. Use the chisel attachment and let it get real hot then press it to the JB Weld. It will cut through it like butter.

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Old 05-12-2013, 12:20 PM   #7
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Dremel and try any of there small griding tips/bits.
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Old 05-12-2013, 02:09 PM   #8
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it will melt after 400-500* so a propane torch will melt it off . just hold it upside down and let it drip off .... calling the rad shop and seeing if their tank will eat it is a good idea also....
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Old 05-12-2013, 03:20 PM   #9
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If it's a piece of metal or something that won't burn you can place it in the oven on 500 and let it sit for 15 minutes. Place the object ontop of a pan. Be very cautious when doing this and stay close to the oven. The JB Weld won't ignite but make sure the object has nothing flammable.
After the 15 minutes remove the item with tongs and place on a cutting board or something that can't burn. Using a chisel it will come off like butter.

Or

Use a solder gun or solder stick. They are about 20 dollars at home depot/lowes. Use the chisel attachment and let it get real hot then press it to the JB Weld. It will cut through it like butter.
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:23 PM   #10
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Heat. You can break any epoxy bond with the right amount of heat.
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:33 AM   #11
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Heat. You can break any epoxy bond with the right amount of heat.
Yep, epoxies are nothing more than really strong plastics.

Plastics soften and even melt when you add heat.

Heat it up and scrape off the JB Weld with Moms best kitchen knife.

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Old 05-14-2013, 09:50 AM   #12
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Before applying heat- what is the radiator made of? I am not familiar with how KTM make them. Many are plastic and AL composite or AL based.

A pic and patience.
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