View Full Version : Recommendations on Nickel Bronze welding filler rods (coated) ???

09-22-2011, 07:06 AM
I'm out of my magic blue rod! :rolleyes:

My family owned and operated a welding supply store from 1982 to 1999 when dad died. I was the lead product specialist there. Well, grief .. in the extreme ... has made me try to empty much of that life from my head. My efforts seem to have been successful. These days I'm totally disconnected from the here today gone later today business that is "specialty filler metals". I mean, when I was in this industry All State was still around!

What I'm looking for is a nickel bronze filler for OA, flux coated or bare I guess. I've used this stuff a lot on various tubular space frames of uncertain materials. Dune buggies, motorcycles (classic and modern), bicycles .. you know the rest. I quite like the stuff. Have since dad came home from work one day in 1974 (he was an outside salesman for Liquid Air in the 70s) with a fistload of this blue "brazing rod". We ended up using it on many MANY modified MX racing motorcycles in the mid 1970s during the forward mount/lay down shock era.

Bla bla ... in any case, I've used the last "blue rod" I had here in my home shop, and now I'm seeking replacements. I have a Westair and an Airgas supply house nearby. (The Airgas place is our old store! Mom sold it to them six months after dad died. Weird seeing people I don't know in a building that I helped erect in 1984).

So any help would be appreciated. I have to do this legwork so that I can give it to Bill at Westair. (Bill was our store manager from 1883 to 1999, he's an excellent worker but not much on techy stuff. He went to Westair after Mom sold our place to Airgas .. it was the only way he could keep his tenure oddly enough. Business .. a room for rabid dogs to play in).

So just a nudge would help ....

Thanks ...


09-22-2011, 07:07 AM
3/32 is most preferred. Thanks.

09-22-2011, 11:51 AM
Crown Alloys Crown 120FC(coated) or Crown 120(bare) sounds like it is supposed to do what you want.


It says nickel silver but Chris tells me it really has no silver in it.

09-22-2011, 12:02 PM
Thank you. :)

I've heard that Nickel Silver contains no silver as well ... wonder why it's called that then? Funny stuff ... :)

11-16-2011, 12:43 AM
Just been braising up my flange used some red flux coated bronze rods that would have been purchased Around the early 70's the flux coating has just about all crumbled off

11-16-2011, 03:35 PM
Dam brazing rod won't even last 40 yrs:eek: :D :D :D