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    Mountain Goat Pin Hole Rust Question

    A friend down the street has had this for a while collecting dust.
    He traded it with me for a XS Klein Pulse frame that he is going to build for his daughter.
    It is a 1992 Whiskey Town frame(I think) that is straight but it has some pin holes in the seat tube.(see photo) I tried to get a photo of the inside of the seat tube but could not get one good enough to illustrate that the seat tube does not have what I thought would be a lot of surface rust.
    There is some surface rust but not the kind you would expect to see.
    Anyone ever fixed pinholes? If so, how?
    I was told to mix up some JB weld and force it into the holes and then sand it down. I do have a friend that would fill them with weld.
    I plan on getting it powder coated and having it be a townie so i don't want to spend a lot.
    Any advice would be gladly taken.
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    LJ
    photo 1 by lawrencejobe, on Flickr
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    JB Weld. Powder. Frame saver. Build. Ride.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    JB Weld. Powder. Frame saver. Build. Ride.
    Thats what I wanted to hear.
    Thanks!

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    Proper way would be to fill them with silver with a torch and file it smooth. Not hard to do if you know someone who can braze. Good time to do it now since it's stripped of paint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sansarret View Post
    Proper way would be to fill them with silver with a torch and file it smooth. Not hard to do if you know someone who can braze. Good time to do it now since it's stripped of paint.
    I have a couple of friends that are frame builders and they said they could do it but also said for what I was wanting to do with the frame that JB would work fine. I may just take it to them and see.

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    True, JB would probably work just as well and is easier to do, I just braze since I have access to the equipment. Interesting how the bb is tig welded but also has unfinished fillet brazed on top. Nice frame, worth fixing up for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    JB Weld. Powder. Frame saver. Build. Ride.
    Can JB Weld survive the powder baking process?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleCentury View Post
    Can JB Weld survive the powder baking process?
    I think it can as I have friends that have used it on ceramics that get to a pretty high temperature. I will have to research though as I had the same question.

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    Spectrum Powderworks uses some sort of non-metallic filler.

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    Not saying that JB is the perfect solution but it does in fact work with powder.
    FAQs JB Weld
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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