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colliehauler

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Posted: 10/25/19 05:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a 3" crack in the aluminum siding. The top of the garage door was bent by prior owner and made the crack. I thought about trying JB weld for aluminum.

I realize the best way would be to replace the panel that's affected. Since cold weather is quickly approaching and it's a top panel requiring the removal of all the panels below it I don't want to take it on.

Any ideas?

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Posted: 10/25/19 06:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Easy! ETERNABOND tape


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Posted: 10/25/19 07:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi,

If you get a warm day or have a hair drier--Eternabond would work.


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Posted: 10/25/19 07:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

First, drill a small diameter hole, around 1/8" or smaller, on either end of the crack. The hole will relieve the stress and, at the least, stop it from quickly becoming a longer crack. JB weld sounds good to me for the cover up.
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Posted: 10/25/19 08:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Instead of a hair dryer how about a heat gun. I just bought one at Amazon for $20 and it produces much more heat than a hair dryer.


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Posted: 10/25/19 08:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The first thing that you need to do is drill a stop hole at the end of the crack.


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Posted: 10/25/19 09:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

aluminum tape


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Stop drill the ends of the crack and then cover with Eternabond tape

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Posted: 10/25/19 10:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Edd505 wrote:

aluminum tape


This with stop holes drilled at ends of crack.


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Posted: 10/26/19 07:10am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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