Repairing Rogers B&B Lugs

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  1. CaptainCrunch

    CaptainCrunch DFO Veteran

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    I'm working on this now - luckily it's only 3 busted tabs and cracked lugs, and the rest is just better-safe-than-sorry reinforcing, but the tabs are giving me fits. JB Weld isn't working for me at all. I got a dremel in there and got the back of the tab level, and roughed up both mating surfaces, and I'm getting about a rubber-cement-level bond. Just pops off threading the screw in with my fingers.

    Any advice?
     
  2. tommykat1

    tommykat1 DFO Master

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    The JB Weld is used only for properly locating and setting the nut when repairing a broken tab. It's not strong enough to take any pressure from use, but, since it's liquid, it makes it easy to fix the nut in the proper place. Once the JB Weld sets, you'll need to model the Propoxy 20 around it. Once the Propoxy is hardened, you've got an unbreakable, threaded nut in place.
     
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    tommykat1 DFO Master

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    Bump! I gig my Rogers Parklane cocktail kit regularly, and it has been stored under tension since the B&B repairs were made nine years ago this month.

    Cheers, Rogers fans!

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    mikebodrums Well-Known Member

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    How much epoxy is needed to do a four piece kit 13, 16, 22 and 14?
     
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    I think you'll need at least two rolls of propoxy for a standard-lug kit. I did a 13-20-14x5 center-lug Spotlite kit, and a 13-22 center-lug Mayfair, with an eight lug snare still to go. I think I'm on my third roll. Cut it thin, roll it to mix, you've got about four minutes per slice to get it all in place.

    John
     
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    mikebodrums Well-Known Member

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    Awesome thank you for the help I bought four rolls hope its enough!
     
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    Wish me luck fellas, I've got a 12/16/22 kit getting prepped for the reinforcement process! The 16 and 12 both don't have a single cracked lug, which is wonderful, but the bass drum is going to be a trip.

    Fingers crossed!
     
  8. tommykat1

    tommykat1 DFO Master

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    Bump! 10 years and 9 months on my reinforced B&B lugs. Yeah!

    (SO GLAD Photobucket is showing our old photos again!)
     
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