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HelicopterMain Discussion › Which epoxy you use for muffler sealant?
03-08-2006 09:23 AM  11 years agoPost 1
sir777

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I had a little leak there, so I used some red RTV to seal it. But I find it rather difficult to do it carefully everytime, and most of the times silicone gets inside anf fouls the plug and the engine. I've read, that some of you used epoxy for that? Which epoxy you use and does it matter? I am just scared a bit, that after I do that, I won't be able to take it apart...

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03-08-2006 09:39 AM  11 years agoPost 2
Vigor3DFX

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I used to use quick uk aluminium gaskets but i now use epoxy.

just regular 2 part 5 min epoxy,

just a very thin bead around the exhaust port, not too close to the inner edge as when the exhaust is clamped tight you dont want it to squeeze into the exhaust port.

i wait about 2 mins before i fit the exhaust, just enough time to allow the resin to start its curing process.

As for removal, nothing more than a tap with a rubber mallet.

Tony

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03-08-2006 09:55 AM  11 years agoPost 3
sir777

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Thanks, I got it.

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03-08-2006 02:21 PM  11 years agoPost 4
ornatep

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red

rtv should work great if you take your time and sparingly apply it evenly, this is rated at hi temps, this should take no more than 5-1- minutes, good luck

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03-08-2006 04:47 PM  11 years agoPost 5
Bell 430

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Black Hi-temp

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03-08-2006 04:49 PM  11 years agoPost 6
shuttlepilot

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I use the copper rtv for high temp. A very very small smear will do the trick just fine.

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03-08-2006 05:46 PM  11 years agoPost 7
GMONEY

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HONDA-BOND works everytime for me.

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03-08-2006 05:54 PM  11 years agoPost 8
sir777

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Guys, I also use red HI-TEMP RTV, but I've heard that epoxy doesn't make a mess if it gets inside the engine. That's why I want to try it. I will try some 5-min epoxy.

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03-08-2006 06:51 PM  11 years agoPost 9
webbhost

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i have used 5 min epoxy on my engine / muffler, but not flown it since i done that lol.. I just put some 5 min on, left a small gap when i tightned it up, then once it had almost set, i screwed it the last bit (letting the epoxy set a bit first kind of causes a rubber effect when you tighten the last bit up)

meh

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03-08-2006 07:26 PM  11 years agoPost 10
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I use a very thin layer of JB weld,you can still get it apart when you need to. i also use a small dab under the bolt head to keep it from coming loose. DOUG

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03-08-2006 10:19 PM  11 years agoPost 11
FLYINFOOL

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Cudahy, WI

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I have used JB weld, copper RTV, black RTV, and red RTV.
They all sealed equally well.
I thought that the JB weld was the easiest to cleanup after removal.


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03-08-2006 10:51 PM  11 years agoPost 12
rcnuts

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Millersville, Penna

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I use red RTV, and roll a cotton swab around the opening of the muffler to wipe clean any excess. I know some guys use epoxy, but thats not for me. If your carefull, RTV is easier and more resistant to vibrations.
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03-09-2006 02:10 AM  11 years agoPost 13
Ingthor

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i use nothing, works great!

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03-09-2006 02:11 AM  11 years agoPost 14
Yug

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High temperature silicone sealent. Comes off dead easy as well.

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