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Old 10-24-2014, 07:26 AM   #1
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Which JB Weld to carry?

I know a lot of people like to carry JB Weld on the bike for long trips in case of a repair emergency. I have room to add it to my kit, but after looking on Amazon and seeing a dozen different versions, was curious exactly which product is the recommended.

Some versions have 300 psi rating, some have 900 psi rating, others have 2400+; some cure in one hour, some in 4 hours, some in 24 hours. Some versions are an epoxy already combined, some are in a syringe that mixes as being used, and some come in a thick putty stick.

Your preference? I've got the zip ties and the duct tape...figured I'd better get some type of regular epoxy too
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Old 10-24-2014, 07:43 AM   #2
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JB Kwik. Sets up in 5 minutes, and is good enough for most "get-me-home" emergency repairs. Make certain to store the tubes in a couple of zip-lock bags, too, as they have a habit of leaking.
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Old 10-24-2014, 09:59 AM   #3
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JB Kwik. Sets up in 5 minutes, and is good enough for most "get-me-home" emergency repairs. Make certain to store the tubes in a couple of zip-lock bags, too, as they have a habit of leaking.
That's what I carry and we actually used it a couple times on our Arctic Circle trip last summer. I wouldn't want to wait around for it to dry.
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Old 10-24-2014, 11:06 AM   #4
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I carry JB Weld Steelstick

It is a two part putty that you mix by hand. It has saved me and friends multiple times. I have always been amazed at how well it sticks to a hot, oily engine case. Easy to mix and drys quick and solid.
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Old 10-24-2014, 11:19 AM   #5
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JB Water Weld Putty. We have in in all of the Chase/Pit Trucks we use to support Trophy Truck teams in Baja.

None of these products "dry", its a chemical reaction. If you have a problem that is big enough to require using it, you have the 25 min set time and 1 hour to full cure for it to work. By the time you get your 10 lbs of shit back in the 5 lb bag and you are ready to ride, the epoxy is ready to go.
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Old 10-24-2014, 12:35 PM   #6
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I like the 2 part epoxies in the double syringe, but the qwiksteel putty stick is what is always in my pack as it is more likely to be useable when I need it (it doesn't care if I smash it into a rock while in my pack.) The real problem for me has been that most of the times that I needed the epoxy, I needed engine oil to put back in the cases... and I didn't have any.
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Old 10-25-2014, 12:12 AM   #7
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QuickSteel worked for my needs.


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Old 10-25-2014, 06:25 AM   #8
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Another vote for quicksteel.
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Old 10-25-2014, 01:37 PM   #9
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How long can it be carried on a bike before the epoxy will begin to deteriorate?

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Old 10-25-2014, 03:31 PM   #10
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How long can it be carried on a bike before the epoxy will begin to deteriorate?

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I use the kwik 2 part..

http://www.jbweld.com/product/j-b-kwikweld-3/


Not sure what the shelf life is but I have an opened/used tubes in a car tool kit for about 4 years now, and still good.

I have a kit in each vehicle, bike and the garage. I also have the putty that works well too.
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Old 10-31-2014, 07:26 AM   #11
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Thanks all. I've got room in the tool tube for both, so will get the KwikWeld 2-part and the Steelstik.
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Old 10-31-2014, 07:28 AM   #12
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Another Quicksteel vote.
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Old 10-31-2014, 09:14 AM   #13
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Yup, quicksteel putty, much more effective at repairing a holed case then JB weld. I actually carry both along with a 2 part fuel tank sealer, all three pack up really small.
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Old 10-31-2014, 08:08 PM   #14
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I carry both JB Quickweld as well as Quicksteel.

I used Quicksteel to fix, or rather, build, a shift lever when I took mine out on the TAT. I tried JB weld at first but didn't hold up.

I think there is a good case for both, but if I chose one, it would be Quicksteel.
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Old 11-01-2014, 06:25 AM   #15
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How long can it be carried on a bike before the epoxy will begin to deteriorate?

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I have had that stuff in my pack for years and it still works. It is 2 part, so it is not activated until it is mixed.
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