Bialaddin spirit cup corrosion.

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  1. Stuart Gibbins

    Stuart Gibbins United Kingdom Subscriber

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    Evening all,

    The spirt cup on my recently fettled Bialaddin 305 has gained some extra holes due to corrosion. The first I knew of this was when I lit it for the second time and had burning meths all over the place!

    I know new replacements are available in a chrome finish but I would rather keep the aluminium type. So, is it feasible to repair with a patch of liquid metal or araldite? Or does anybody have a spare they would like to sell?

    Fingers crossed.

    Stuart

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    @Stuart Gibbins You might get away with an adhesive filler but the heat of priming will be a severe test. Why not pop a brass camp stove priming pan over the riser. A small one for a Primus/Optimus 96 should be about right.
     
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    You can now get Aluminum welding/brasing rods that might work in your situation. I've seen them demonstrated on YouTube and they look good.
     
  5. Stuart Gibbins

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    Thanks,

    I have some other parts to get from Base Camp so I can ask them, also have a Primus 96 so will try that in the meantime as well.

    I think we have some metal putty at work so will fashion a repair using that just to see what happens,

    Stuart
     

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