18 Bell Boy Boat Emblem Pot Metal Repair with Super Alloy 1 pot metal repair kit
This vintage pot metal Bell Boy emblem has been broken into pieces and in is need of repair. Fortunately, Super Alloy 1 is the perfect tool for the job.
With a working temperature of just 350°F, Super Alloy 1 flows at half the melting point of this white metal and will not discolor or ruin the chrome plating.
To prepare the pot metal emblem, first remove the chrome on the back of the part with sanding disc, beadblaster, grinder etc. Once the white metal has been thoroughly pre-cleaned, dip the rod into the honey flux and apply to the area to be repaired. Broadly heat the parent metal until the flux turns caramel colored, indicating it is time to apply the alloy rod.
Super Alloy 1 works best with indirect heating, and building the solder on top of itself will give the bond more strength.
Instead of removing excess solder, smooth the material with a piece of wood. Wood must be used instead of metal, because Super Alloy 1 adheres to almost all known metals, but will not adhere to wood surfaces. If the white metal dowels are broken on the back of your emblem, this same technique can be used to repair them.
After welding the part, remove any excess flux with warm water and wire brush, then you can chrome or paint it and reinstall it–Super Alloy 1 can be plated, painted, powder coated, polished, and shaped.
This useful tool not only repairs pot metal, but bonds to thin aluminum, copper, zinc die cast, pewter, brass, bronze, galvanized metals, steel (including zinc plated steel), monkey metal, zamak, and lead with almost any torch!