I have a corner on my rear window thats come undone? Has anybody welded their's back or can you use JB weld or ? I've got a mig welder but I don't have any wire to weld aluminum with or the right type gas (argon)? Any suggestion?
Post by pathfinder3081 on Jan 3, 2013 16:34:36 GMT -5
Alot of people on here fill the gaps and mend in the cracks with JB weld. I have not used it on my trailer as of yet. (But I have some..just in case.) If the frame is out of the unit, the glass removed? I say weld it! But you better have your game on. I imagine that one could burn through in the snap of the finger. I'd take it to a local shop and let them mend it. They probably wouldn't charge more than $20.. Then you'll know that it's done right. IMO
I would take it to a shop and have it TIG welded. Having welded aluminum I can vouch for the fact that old,dirty, thin aluminum requires experiance (lots of trial & error). JB will work if you go at it from the back side (wont show) . Otherwise it will be off color.
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Here's a little up-date and picture. Here's my window that I had welded. It's the upper right corner but its hard to see under the eyebrow. The whole ordeal started due to the need of having an A/C in Arkansas for camping during the summer-time. If I ever install a different A/C I will be able to return the rear window to original spec's.