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Polyester Resin-Type Auto Body Filler Used To Fix Worn Shafts & Pulleys
Murray Huff, Edmonton, Alberta: "You can use polyester resin-type auto body filler, such as Bondo, to fix worn shafts and pulleys to ensure a virtually permanent tight fit. It works best on low-speed applications, such as the worn reel pulley on my MacDon pickup reel, which I fixed two years ago. Once it's applied to the shaft or pulley, you must reassemble the machine fairly quickly as the filler hardens in 5 to 10 minutes. The next time you disassemble the machine, it takes just a bit of heat with a torch to disassemble.
"One caution: auto body filler absorbs a lot of moisture, so if your equipment isn't shedded, it could rust badly in the joint. "You can buy a whole gallon of the stuff for between $15 and $30."

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1998 - Volume #22, Issue #5