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Old October 10th, 2011, 11:51 PM
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Looking to fix some rust on my truck will post some pics soon . Was wondering if one should cut out the old and weld in new or cut out the bad and use a epoxy to install the patch panel . Best bondo type to use and best primer or sealer .
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I've always spot welded panels, by touching a 7013 stick to the seam about every 1 1/2 inch
I use 'Bondo' brand bondo
and get someone else to do the paint


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You use a stick welder to do body work J?
I've thought about trying that, but it just scares me. I figured I would get it down perfect on practice metal and blow a hole right through the good stuff.
I just need to learn how to tig.. hahaaaaa
I agree though white sleeper, the best was by far is to weld in a patch panel and do minimal work with fillers.
Heavy amounts of fillers, gluing, and fiberglass tend to crack. Especially up here where the weather changes by the minute.
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ya just touch the rod to it quickly to make a spot weld
you dont burn it in


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I have access to a mig welder so I never tried it, but I understand what you are saying.
I would still love to be able to tig
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I'd stick with wirefeed if you've already got it, then just grind and body fill it. I've bought a miller welder with a tig attachment, I could buy a bottle of argon and set it all up again, and do some nice welds with the tig. No need to yet. Oh and with tig welds, if you ever thought clean metal mattered with stick/mig... you'll really think so after trying to tig.

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I didn't mean to tig for body work, mig is all over that.
Tig looks fun, and you can do some crazy clean stuff with it.
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I'd stick with wirefeed if you've already got it, then just grind and body fill it. I've bought a miller welder with a tig attachment, I could buy a bottle of argon and set it all up again, and do some nice welds with the tig. No need to yet. Oh and with tig welds, if you ever thought clean metal mattered with stick/mig... you'll really think so after trying to tig.
yes in deed did the tig and mig for 2 years . One is really good with a tig when you can cut a coke can in half and weld it back together in 1 min or less .And it will hold water when done . Use to work in a fab shop building vibratory feeder bowls
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caution: you can't do a good job unless your in a wind free enviroment with any shielding gas


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