: Tech tip. Weld a bracket and save paint.

09-01-2007, 07:01 AM
to protect as much paint or powder from being burned away. Get a tube of tooth paste, apply 1/2" away from weld area and that will do it. Also, if you get the mint if makes the shop smell good. I used the heat sink paste for years and one day ran out. Tried the tooth paste and that is all I have used since. Lot cheaper also.

09-01-2007, 07:57 AM
If this works as well as you say it does, that ROCKS!

bonneville bones
09-01-2007, 08:50 AM
how many other things did you try before figuring out the toothpaste. Seems kinda like a shot in the wind. But thanx for the tip.

Fab Kevin
09-01-2007, 09:03 AM
the toothpaste was a no-brainer for Brew. If you notice, he always looks his best. Keeping a supply of toothpaste on hand at all times insures it! Thanks for the tip, Brewdude.

09-01-2007, 10:20 AM
I'll be trying that out next time. Thanks for the tip.

09-02-2007, 12:31 AM
interesting... very interesting. thanks. only a few days of tech week left. i'm diggin' it.

09-02-2007, 09:54 AM
Good tip Steve! I assume cleanup is easier than with the heat sink stuff?

09-02-2007, 10:24 AM
yep, it is alot easier plus smells good also. It is a lot cheaper and always available.

09-02-2007, 10:29 AM
Cool going to try it on some bike braze-ons I need to add.

09-02-2007, 11:06 AM
When I was a kid the Group Home kids would lay a bead of toothpaste out on the window sill until it dried. Then they'd smoke it...

09-02-2007, 11:28 AM
see, there are many uses for toothpaste