I had a small bit of cancer under the paint, until I went to grind it off. I ended up with a 1"x2" hole in the windshield pillar. After digging out some old putty the factory had put inside there (which probably caused this whole problem in the first place), I cut out a small bit of sheet metal to the shape/size of the hole, and welded it in.
How to weld rust patch SECRETS REVEALED
this is the follow on from how to patch rust
using a MIG welder It is one method that works very well
practice on a off cut in order to get your heat setting right
then its just a matter of joining the dots
don,t rush taking your time between each staggered section, means less
heat build up
Videos are for reference and entertainment only: Even tho they are based
on step by step guide - If you attempt a repair like the one seen in this
video please use the proper safety equipment,
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Flux (not Mig) Welding - the Wire Makes a HUGE Difference
Flux (not Mig) Welding - the Wire Makes a HUGE Difference.
In many cases the DIY'er can get away with just using a flux core welder
versus getting the bottle of argon and MIG welding. The brand and quality
of the flux cored wire makes a huge difference. I'm an amateur welder and
the flux cored wire that came with the Mig welder was very low quality. I
don't want to bother with getting a tank of argon and doing Mig weldig so
to find some flux wire that makes decent enough welds for an amateur welder
is a major plus. The flux core wire I tried on welding a 3/16 hole in thin
18 gauge sheet metal worked very very for me and did not burn through. The
stuff I used was INETUB BA71TGS .030-Inch. You may be able to get away
with doing some occasional auto body work just using a simple flux welder
(with the right wire) versus having to a Mig welder and the bottle of
argon. For fixing floor rust the flux welder will work good except if you
are very finicky and want the best show finish in places on the car where
you don't see. Also this flux wire would work fine with installing a
quarter panel if you only weld in the required places on the quarter panel,
like on the very bottom and maybe where the taillight extension attaches.
You would not want to try to weld in a whole quarter-panel with a flux-core
welder. The long seam along the top of the quarter panel could be
installed over a flange with special body panel adhesive. That stuff is
plenty strong and the flux welder could be used along the very bottom where
welding is often essential. This stuff by INETUB comes in a lime green
spool and says "INE: on it. I think it is as good as the wire from Lincoln
Part 10: My 76 Mazda RX-5 Cosmo Restoration - Shaved Door Sheet Metal
In part 10 of my 1976 Mazda Cosmo restoration, I continue the surprisingly
long task of shaving the door handles. Last episode I left off after
cutting the patch panel to fill the hole in the passenger door. This time I
weld the panel in, fix the huge amount of warpage my improper welding
technique caused, then do the same on the passenger side. Shaving the door
handles took a lot more time than I thought it would and it feels nice to
have it all finally done. Included in this episode: patching door handle
holes, welding sheet metal, grinding down welds, hammering out warp caused
by welding, learning how to not screw it up next time.
Remove Rust from Metal and Panels the Easy Way: Video 1
"The easy and safe way to remove rust at home". I am amazed at how many
people have not heard of this method before. Some old school tips are more
useful today, it saved them money and it will save you time and money too.
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vw bug sheet metal replacement part 1
Replacing my heater channel, door post, and fire wall in my 1956 vw bug.
How to do it yourself and save $. Sheet metal work, welding and body work.
How To Repair a Rusted out Frame (partial).wmv
How to Repair a Rusted out Frame. Demo done on a 65 Chevy Impala. In this
repair if done right , you will not be able to see the repair. Most of
the Repair is done on the inside. This s Part 3 of a complete video that
is under production now. Do not try this at home unless you are an
excellent welder ! Most states will not allow frame repairs at all.
Actually this frame should of really been scraped.
Honda civic repair
1993 Honda Civic. Spent $250 repairing the civic. It was my first body
work project. Fixed the rust by adding sheet medal and bodo, bought a used
bumber from the junk yard, painted the car with spray cans, etc..
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4 Minutes: How To Fix Rust Holes For $30 On A Car or Truck
How to fix rust holes for cheap! Easy way to patch up and over rust holes.
If you already have a grinder, the materials only cost @ $30. You'll
A grinder or cutting wheel, air or electric - $20
Sheet metal - $10
80-400 grit sandpaper - $7
Bondo - $10
Flexible bondo applicator - $3
Rough up the area around the rust hole with the sandpaper. Get anything
that is flaky or falling apart, off. Measure the rust area you want
covered, leaving enough area for the bondo to adhere. Measure and cut the
sheet metal to length. Sand both sides of the sheet metal. Mix up the
bondo. Apply the bondo to the back of the sheet metal, not to thin but not
to thick either. Press the patch panel on the area and hold until it
stays. You may want to spread bondo around the edges to smooth it some.
If you can get to the inside of the panel, you may be able to apply the
sheet metal to the inside and smooth out using bondo on the outside.
Yes, it WILL be noticable but the alternative is buying a new fender, truck
bed, door, hood, etc. That or have it professionally welded which is very
expensive. This is a cheap do-it-yourself project you can get done quickly
and easily. I've had these patch panels up on my truck for a year and a
half as of this video. NONE have fallen off or even seemed to be loose.
So it works.