mikesnowdon said:use to glue hose guides on?
I see these two things as mutually exclusive. Two good solutions have already been made. Take it to have them brazed on by anyone with a torch or use zip ties. Gradeschool arts and crafts solutions are going to look far worse than zip ties.mikesnowdon said:In the meantime if anyone wants to take me seriously
Thanks for that.Citizen Kane said:What temp is the powder coating oven, I'm guessing arond 200 deg C. Even the best high temp epoxys have a glass transition point around 150 C, after that its just luck if they stay on. I can if you want recommend an epoxy that should just about do it but its going to be a lot more than the cost of having it brazed on and you need to bond at 150 C to get the high temp properties.
You could soft solder with a high temp product, there are several lead based solders available with a 300 C melting point. I've done this with a hot air paint srtipper before.
But joints in a bonded carbon frame have a lot more surface area than a cable guide does.mikesnowdon said:It was just a thought. If there is a glue strong enough hen why not? some would say is not the 'proper' way to do it but those same people probably think bonded carbon frames aren't 'proper' either.
I mean no disrespect to frame building, its a fine art. And if I was better off I wouldn't hesitate to have a pro frame builder add some hose guides for me. Unfortunately at the moment I'm looking for ways to save money in these difficult economic times. For that reason I wondered if a strong epoxy of some kind could be a an alternative which would enable me to attach some hose guides myself. assuming thee is such a product that will satisfy the task I see no issues with it once the whole frames been blasted and painted. It'll not look any different.
I may do some glue research and proceed with the idea. If I do I'll let you all know how it goes
Thanks for all the help lol!
PS: Im in n way 'huffy' or angry in any way whatsoever.
Um, if some one brought me a frame devoid of parts, paint and clean I would do it for maybe 30 bucks? Doode, if that is too much bread better hit the streets for some workmikesnowdon said:Thanks for that.
Looks like I'll need to wait until I can afford to have some guides brazed on I think.