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Old 07-24-2021, 09:34 PM   #1
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Default 40 Mercury Broken Grille tooth

Hey all you gurus
My 40 merc has a broken top grille tooth. I believe the grille is pot metal and is otherwise in good shape. Is 2 part epoxy worth a try? Other better ideas?
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Old 07-24-2021, 09:37 PM   #2
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Default Re: 40 Mercury Broken Grille tooth

I would think so. JB weld might work

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Old 07-24-2021, 10:04 PM   #3
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worth a try. I had to cut a small section out of my '60 ford stamped aluminum grill to get to the hood latch. Reinstalled it with clear 2 ton epoxy. It did discolor a bit but has lasted almost 4 yrs.
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Old 07-24-2021, 10:34 PM   #4
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It is worth a try, but it did not work on my grill. It held until winter, I tried it again in the spring, but it did not last very long.
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Old 07-25-2021, 07:51 AM   #5
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If 2 part epoxy OR J B Weld don’t work, check out “Muggy Weld” on google/YouTube. Not sure IF anyone here can vouch for it?? There are
Some companies out there that can fix it!!!
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Old 07-25-2021, 08:11 AM   #6
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I had a '68 Corvette with a cracked pot metal headlight bezel. I used some of that pot metal brazing rod that I got on-line several years ago and it worked better than I expected. I used a regular Bernz-o-matic torch with Mapp gas and practiced on some scrap first. Even with that experience, I don't know that I would try it on an early Mercury grille because of age and scarcity. When I did the Corvette piece, I already had a replacement located in the case of a complete failure.

I think that if you could find someone experienced in this it would be better than trying to do it yourself (unless you are that skilled person).
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Old 07-25-2021, 09:02 AM   #7
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This guy answered my ad about pot metal repair over on the HAMB. Pot Metal Repair, James@potmetal.repair 707-621-5052 Said to text him? Is in CA.
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