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Re: Epoxy on the prop?

Originally Posted by Lou452 View Post
LakeSuperiorgeezer, The link you have put in is very good also. Lots of good info on that sight. May I guess you are in the no epoxy club?
I don't know because not enough troubleshooting has been done on the prop. If there is dezincification, the epoxy, even though it is wonder product for may things, will not be up to fixing the prop. Also, what material is the prop made of because brass will have stress in any welds that are done and has to be heat-treated. Nickel aluminum bronze welds ok without stress relief. Come to think of it the nickel aluminum bronze has no zinc in it so dezincification is not possible and is my choice for a propeller. Is there any pink discoloration from dezincification?

By the way, do not use a slide hammer to remove the propeller or propeller shaft. You can destroy the transmission. There are pullers specifically designed for propeller removal that are rather inexpensive and do a good job of getting the prop off.

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