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    The bed of the Logan has some dings and scrapes froma knuckle-dragging P.O. I have meant to do something about them, other than stoning doen the high spots.

    So I finally found a "round tuit", while poking around the basement trying to avoid some other cleanup work.

    I cleaned the offending spots with solvent until there was no hint of any dirt coming up. Then, not having any of the filled epoxy I was planning to use, I mixed up some regular (filled would work better, but could be pricey).

    The spots were pasted over, taking no care to get the surface level. I rapidly found out that trying to get the spots filled exactly level was a non-starter.

    After the epoxy had cured, I went back with a "burr file" (which knocks off high spots, but glides over smooth surfaces without cutting). The epoxy was actually pretty easy to cut off, and the surface is nice. I

    I'd post a pic, but it is clear epoxy, and you can't see it! But a thumbnail glides over, same as the carriage.

    It actually isn't difficult....I seem to recall someone asking about it on here...could have been the email group though....
    CNC machines only go through the motions.

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    JT - Just to let you know that I've added this to my collection of useful info!



    • #3
      Would JB Weld also work in this application?

      To add a bit more, sounds like a great idea. I epoxied a ski binding with the five minute type when I ripped off a X-C binding while 20 miles out in Yellowstone. The binding still holds 20 years later.

      Never thought of it for machines, only JB weld. I will ahve to try this.

      Good job.
      CCBW, MAH