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 Post subject: Fill hole in frame?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:40 am 
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I'm thinking about making some changes to my jib setup and may remove a fitting or two. What is the best way to fill the holes in the extruded frames? Epoxy? Rivets with top hats? Both?

Thanks in advance for anything!

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 Post subject: Re: Fill hole in frame?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:58 am 
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Most people just leave the holes.


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 Post subject: Re: Fill hole in frame?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:29 pm 
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I've used rivets to fill the holes on my 17 mast. When I first got it, I removed the stock downhaul system and upgraded, so I needed to fill the holes to keep the mast sealed.

If you do use rivets, I would definintely recommend using aluminum. They pop real easy and won't corrode the aluminum extrusion like stainless will. No need for top-hats since you're not trying to keep the crossbar sealed.

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 Post subject: Re: Fill hole in frame?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:32 pm 
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Ok good enough, thanks guys!

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