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    Exclamation TIP: Save $40 on wear rings with JB Weld.

    Since last year I've been JB'ing wear rings with total success. A carpet knife blade does very good as a tool to lay in the JB weld.


    1 Make sure the ring is clean and dry.

    2 Rough up the grooves with 60 grit sandpaper.

    3 Lay in the JB weld NEATLY.

    4 File off the ridges you'll leave lapping the epoxy.

    5 Sand with 60 grit until the impeller fits in while the ring is installed in the pump.

    6 You can do this at least 3 times and still flip the wear ring.

    This works very well while bending props and will wear in and last longer than the oem plastic. 6x $40 $240 dollars minimum in savings and it takes all of 10 min. once you've done a couple times and have the pump out to pitch the impeller.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jawz View Post
    Since last year I've been JB'ing wear rings with total success. A carpet knife blade does very good as a tool to lay in the JB weld.


    1 Make sure the ring is clean and dry.

    2 Rough up the grooves with 60 grit sandpaper.

    3 Lay in the JB weld NEATLY.

    4 File off the ridges you'll leave lapping the epoxy.

    5 Sand with 60 grit until the impeller fits in while the ring is installed in the pump.

    6 You can do this at least 3 times and still flip the wear ring.

    This works very well while bending props and will wear in and last longer than the oem plastic. 6x $40 $240 dollars minimum in savings and it takes all of 10 min. once you've done a couple times and have the pump out to pitch the impeller.

    ooooo, i might have to try that...i just replaced mine....good tip...

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    Thats a pretty niffty idea, I think Im gonna try using a fiberglass filler on one of my old rings

    Jay

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    I use this stuff.
    I keep getting a "grand canyon" like errosion about 3 inches long & 1/2" wide in the same area on the rings.
    impros showed me this trick with jb weld. I got a new canyon on my ring so I used rhino. That schit is fast curing! I was sanding & done installing the prop in 25 minutes!

    http://www.rhinoglue.com/stickyfixputty.html

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    NO WAY!!!!

    Is this Kinche in disguise?

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    too bad this wont work on mine damn thing is split in two

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Lurker_ View Post


    NO WAY!!!!

    Is this Kinche in disguise?

    My thoughts exactly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jawz View Post
    Since last year I've been JB'ing wear rings with total success. A carpet knife blade does very good as a tool to lay in the JB weld.


    1 Make sure the ring is clean and dry.

    2 Rough up the grooves with 60 grit sandpaper.

    3 Lay in the JB weld NEATLY.

    4 File off the ridges you'll leave lapping the epoxy.

    5 Sand with 60 grit until the impeller fits in while the ring is installed in the pump.

    6 You can do this at least 3 times and still flip the wear ring.

    This works very well while bending props and will wear in and last longer than the oem plastic. 6x $40 $240 dollars minimum in savings and it takes all of 10 min. once you've done a couple times and have the pump out to pitch the impeller.
    Very creative thinking JAWZ; it's people like you that make this the best Site around. One ?, if the JB Weld comes loose and is digested and spit out the back of the pump, will the chunks damage the impeller?

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    I never had it come loose AND it wears better than the plastic wr.

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    Oh man where's Kinch when you need him!



    Did he gave you this suggestion? I bet he did!

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