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01-19-2007 17:39:10

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Had a buddy of mine said that he used some stuff at work called DAVCON. Swears that it is the stoutest adhesive that he has ever seen. Is the closest thing he has ever seen to a weld. Have any of you heard of this stuff and is it really that good?

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01-19-2007 22:43:43

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 Re: DAVCON? in reply to FUMAN, 01-19-2007 17:39:10  
I have something similar, its called
Titanium Putty. Anyone ever hear of it?
Seems to be a bit stronger than JB Weld. CalJim

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Jeff Oliver

01-19-2007 20:12:07

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 Re: DAVCON? in reply to FUMAN, 01-19-2007 17:39:10  
We use Devcon alot at the shop. They make products for about everything fron repairing steel and aluminum to mold making. If your hardware store doesn't have it go to it is an industrial supply company that carries the Devcon line. Really good stuff.

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01-19-2007 20:06:47

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 Re: DAVCON? in reply to FUMAN, 01-19-2007 17:39:10  
We used it repairing worn splines on axles on John Deere equipment. Deere sells Devcon with a Deere part number in some of their axle and hub repair kits. I'm sure Devcon makes more than just one type. The one Deere sells is a grey type epoxy intended for metal repair. Comes with the resin, hardener, and a freeing agent you coat parts with that don't want sticking to the Devcon.
With all the stuff we fixed, the stuff worked great - including many drive-axles on Deere 440, 540 skidders. Also many older Deere wheel tractors that used to have separate hubs and axles before than went to a one-piece system.

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NC Wayne

01-19-2007 19:32:24

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 Re: DAVCON? in reply to FUMAN, 01-19-2007 17:39:10  
Like another posts stated it's the name is actually Devcon. I was first introduced to it in the Navy back in the 80's. In all it's incarnations it's basically just a two part epoxy with each kind geared toward a specific use. The kind we had (forget the type, it was too long ago) we used mainly to repair cracks, etc in piping systems aboard ship where it wasn't possible to pull in welder leads, or to properly weld the piping material with the equipment we had on hand. That was it's best thing about the kind we used, it could be used on steel, brass, or whatever base material the pipe happened to be made out of. The main thing we had to be careful of was insure the presure rating and temp of the system wasn't outside the range allowed by the epoxy. There are alot of different kinds of Devcon for various applications like hardfacing a part, repairing a grooved or worn shaft, or crack repairs like we did. There are also other brands out there that have their own unique characteristics for use in these same kinds of applications as well as others. The main thing is to know what you want to do and don't be afraid to call the tech lines to find the proper material to use, wether it's a Devcon product or another brand.

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Tom in Central Pa

01-19-2007 18:13:29

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 Re: DAVCON? in reply to FUMAN, 01-19-2007 17:39:10  
I"ve used it with good results. JD put out a kit to repair the loose steering arms on the Utility tractors. Used it to fill the gaps between the arm and spindle. We found a whole lot of other uses for it. I think it was an Epoxy type glue, with fine metal mixed in for a filler.

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01-19-2007 18:11:10

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 Re: DAVCON? in reply to FUMAN, 01-19-2007 17:39:10  
Its DEVCON i think. Good stuff and similar to JB Weld

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01-19-2007 18:07:54

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 Re: DAVCON? in reply to FUMAN, 01-19-2007 17:39:10  
Devcon. You can buy it at any decent hardware store. They make several different epoxy adhesives, but the most popular is a mix of epoxy and powdered steel. Good stuff, but there are other adhesives that are just as good.

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Jon Hagen

01-20-2007 10:49:22

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 Re: DAVCON? in reply to MarkB_MI, 01-19-2007 18:07:54  
Wasn't the original "plastic steel" a devcon product ? Used to come in two little glass jars that you mixed to make a Epoxy/steel powder repair product like JB weld.

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