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I had to drill 1 new hole on each side of my receiver for my rear trunion to fit, but I got it! The trunion fits!
Now how do I fill the previous holes to finish?
JB weld or steel tack?
And how?
Could I get some help here guys?
Thanks
Shadow :thumbup1:
 

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shadow29483 said:
I had to drill 1 new hole on each side of my receiver for my rear trunion to fit, but I got it! The trunion fits!
Now how do I fill the previous holes to finish?
JB weld or steel tack?
And how?
Could I get some help here guys?
Thanks
Shadow :thumbup1:
Back up the hole with copper bar, fill hole with TIG weld, grind smooth.
The TIG won't stick to the copper
 

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are you going to paint or some other type finish. this could be a consiteration as to the method to fill hole. I would agree that TIG the hole back in is the most profecinal but if you are painting over it JB may be fine too. just my oppinion. is this a AMD 65 you are dooing?? TO be honest I left my extra holes alone and I am satisfied enough with it. but it was a $59 kit too, maby if I had a $100 kit I would have welded. I welded holes for my polish folder and it is fine.
 

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-Filling receiver holes-

I plan on painting it since the finish got dinged around during the build.
I picked up this stuff called "liquid steel" it's made by Loctite.
I think it's a new version of "Jb weld" it says it cures in fifteen minutes.
I do have access to a Tig but the guy won't be back for a week, And I'm ready to move on to my furniture assembly......So I wanna paint.
Do you guys think that this would be fine if sanded down smooth, just for a filler? I mean it's just for looks anyway right?
If so, how would any of you proceed to do so?
Like backing the hole with something it won't stick too?
Maybe Wd-40 on a peice of plastic?
I :dunno:
 

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just fill her up and smooth it over while still soft. wipe off all you can to avoid sanding as sanding marks may show through paint. I think you will be hapy enough that you will not need to ever change it to weld. if not then you can get the epoxey out and weld it anyway with nouthing lost , rite??
 

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I used Pop rivets to cover up the holes in my Saiga conversion. I'll get around to painting them black one of these days. Easy coverup and they look decent too.
But I think I'll try using epoxy or filler on my next conversion. But the pop rivets are a quick and easy way to fill the holes and make it look like they are there for a reason.

 

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-Pop rivets-

Well, gawww....llly!
I did'nt even think about the rivets.
Good idea!
"I'm a day late and a dollar short"
I used "quick metal" by loc-tite. Just waiting for it to cure than I'm goin' to sand.
Great idea though.
And just think..... :thumbup1: I work in a lumber yard that has a hardware store.
So obvious yet unseen!
Thanks...Shadow
 

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-Hole filler-

The filler dryed.
I let it sit for about 12 hours before hitting it with the sand paper. It worked great! I used 220 finish sand paper and dremmiled with my buffer attachment. That suckers smooth!
You guys need to try this if you have the same problem. It's good stuff.
Just be patient, and Do your best (NOT) to get it on your hands.
If so....Use WD-40, and scrub with dish detergent.
It say's, "Cures in 15 minutes" but it was still (semi) brittle at 12 hours so be patient.
Once it's painted I'll see the welds on the rails before I see the filler on the outside.
I'm trying my best to get pics of my build.
It's just taking a while.
Thanks.....Shadow
 
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