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Post new topic Worn out Sho-Bud, Pot Metal Soldering?
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Jim Dorin


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British Columbia, Canada
Post Posted 11 Jan 2017 8:34 pm     Reply with quote

I have the usual problem of the pot metal on my Super Pro changer fingers having grooves worn on them. I've had the guitar for 30 years and this is not the first time I've had it apart to "rotate" the fingers, but they are just too far gone.
One solution I've heard of is to fill in & file smooth the grooves with JB Weld. This may work, but I have run across a product called Super Alloy 1 from an outfit called Muggy Weld. It is a special solder & flux kit with a low 350 degree melting point that is made especially for pot metal. Supposedly it is as strong as the original metal, which would probably be stronger that JB Weld. Has anyone had any experience with this stuff?
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Storm Rosson


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Silver City, NM. USA
Post Posted 11 Jan 2017 9:50 pm     Reply with quote

The cold weld/JB weld is harder and more durable than any pot metal. Here's what I did to mine..http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=308831
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Johnny Cox


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Lives in Nashville, Missin Texas
Post Posted 16 Jan 2017 12:22 pm     Reply with quote

Jeff Surratt @ Show-Pro has real aluminum replacement fingers for those guitars.
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Johnny "Dumplin" Cox
"YANKIN' STRINGS, STOMPIN' PEDALS" & turnin' wrenches since 1967.
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Storm Rosson


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Silver City, NM. USA
Post Posted 16 Jan 2017 2:44 pm     Reply with quote

Johnny, do you know if Jeff modified his to abolish that bent tab friction machine on the lowering part of the scissor ?...Stormy
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