Repairing Rogers B&B Lugs

CaptainCrunch

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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?
 

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CaptainCrunch said:
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?
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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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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levelpebble said:
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
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!
 

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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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I just picked up a Cleveland Luxor snare and it has 5 B&B's - all cracked! One of them has the entire top missing. BTW, the 6th lug is a Gretsch - yes, there's an extra hole! ^%$#@!
 

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Bump! 11 years on my strengthened B&B lugs. Drums always stored under tension, no issues.
 

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