Is repair possible


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Old 05-10-15, 05:36 AM
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Is repair possible

I have a metal tube chaise lounge on our patio that has a rusted out area next to a joint connecting the frame. Rusted area is almost 1/2 way through. I read about J-B Weld Liquid no heat solder & wondered if it would be worth it to try a repair. Hate to discard since it cost almost $100 when new.
 
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You could weld, rivet, screw or bolt a gusset or bracket to reinforce the joint. The key would be attaching far enough away from the rusted area to get into good metal. I've never tried JB weld for a structural repair but I don't think it could bond very well to the loose rust so at the minimum you'd have to do some good prep to give the JB Weld something clean and solid to bond to.
 
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I like JB Weld but you would need a lot of it. All the loose rust has to be removed first. Can you post another pic, wide angled?
 
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Cut back to good pipe ,prep area and tig weld new piece in or oxy/acetylene it with a clean coat hanger if you don't have a welder.
 
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OK at $100 I don't blame you wanting to keep it. But how old is it and did you get your money worth? Time to buy a new one.
 
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JB Weld is not the product for this kind of repair.

Something like this might work if the metal beyond the damaged area is in good shape.
Drill a pilot hole and use sheet metal screws.



 
 

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