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  1. 2 points
    As said again and again.... a day out is a great thing gold is a plus. But spotting a tortoise is the wild is a way cool thing, I've seen alot of wildlife but only one tortoise when i was a child. Good job Tom!
  2. 1 point
    A rock with hot pink survey paint sprayed on it.
  3. 1 point
    Reinforcing with fiberglass drywall tape works wonders , and adding microspheres is great at thickening runny epoxies that need a long set time.
  4. 1 point
    There are epoxies that adhere to plastic quite well- just look for it on the label. Always, but always, I cross hatch the area to be glued with a razor knife, then coarse sandpaper, and then acetone or non lubricant ether(starting fluid). I have even used brake cleaner in a pinch.
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    Both PC7 and JB Weld are the same stuff. Duro 1000 is even better. But none of it will stick to plastic. You might build it up enough for a repair but don't expect it to adhere to the surface. Wipe it good with acetone and then rough it all up with 80 grit paper and the epoxy might adhere a bit better. But the takeaway here is epoxy won't adhere to plastic. The best you can do with epoxy is build a "cast" around the break and hope it holds for a while. Sooner or later the glue will pop loose from the plastic. The shafts are some type of thermoplastic. Probably nylon or pvc. If it softens when you get it hot it can be welded. Just use a like material for filler rod and get it just hot enough for the filler to coalesce with the part. PVC and ldpe will soften with acetone. HDPE and Nylon won't. So you can narrow down what type of filler you need by rubbing a spot with a solvent rag. You can get a cheap welding kit from harbor freight with an assortment of rods and it is worth the pittance you will pay. A heat gun and a wood burner will get you there though. If it is PVC it can be solvent welded. It is tricky to get a strong joint unless you use a sleeve or coupling. All my detector poles are PVC pipe. When I break one I just replace it with a home made one. It is better than trying to fix a snapped piece. I have never broken a home made one and have broken a few factory ones. So there is that. Just my two cents.
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    Grubby is right on about PC7 can't beat it. I use a pieced of plastic from a laundry detergent bottle to mix the PC7 on and I weigh both A and B on my gold scales so I have the exact right amount of each. Don't be stingy put plenty on the pieces and for sure don't touch for 24 hours.
  7. 1 point
    Any day out is just a good day
  8. 1 point
    That's awesome Tom I'm heading out again myself next week
  9. 1 point
    Looks like a good day indeed, nice going.
  10. 1 point
    Good post thanks for sharing
  11. 1 point
    Survived summer and hitting Gold Basin hard again! Gotta love the Gold Monster.....
  12. 0 points
    Nice little picker. Don't know how many times that's happened to me. You hit on one within the first five minutes and thinking this is going to be a great day...only to get skunked from then on.
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