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bodywork advice-small hole in hood by handle

Postby 66vwkafer » Thu May 13, 2010 9:28 pm

Hey guys just needed some bodywork advice. I was sanding down my hood and noticed a small pin hole from a previous dent I worked out. So I grabbed my dremel and started sanding around it and the hole got bigger :lol: . The metal is a little thin there but not bad. The hole is only about the size of a pencil eraser. What can I use to fill this?
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Re: bodywork advice-small hole in hood by handle

Postby bam2 » Fri May 14, 2010 9:18 am

a mig welder?
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Postby 66vwkafer » Fri May 14, 2010 9:57 am

Thanks Bam, don't have a welder currently (hasn't been in the budget). Just curious because it's small if anything else would work. Harbor Freight has a flux welder on sale for $89.00...are these crap?
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Postby Mason » Fri May 14, 2010 12:43 pm

I have one of the hf welders but its not really good for thin or rusty sheetmetal. I use mine but its real hard to not burn through and make a bigger hole.
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Postby 66vwkafer » Fri May 14, 2010 5:15 pm

Thanks for the heads up Mason, I guess I need to look into a mig welder. I haven't done any welding yet so it should be interesting :lol: .
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Postby vdubjim » Fri May 14, 2010 5:49 pm

or just bring it by
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Re: bodywork advice-small hole in hood by handle

Postby bam2 » Fri May 14, 2010 5:59 pm

go by Jims or if you can borrow one do that. flux sux for sheetmetal but WILL work in a pinch if its all you have. get a chunk of copper to put behind the hole and zap it then wait and repeat. if you are considering fiberglass then you would still be better off to even cut out a chunk of sheetmetal to put behind it and then you'll have some meat to weld to. best would be to get with someone that knows what they are doing and buy them some beer. I would offer but my welder just broke.
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Postby 66vwkafer » Fri May 14, 2010 10:08 pm

Thanks Jim and bam2. Jim what kind of beer do you like? I appreciate the offer to help! 8-)
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Postby vwlimoguy » Mon May 17, 2010 8:52 pm

I have a mig welder, like beer and will weld for babysitting this month! (in case Jim is busy or something)
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Re: bodywork advice-small hole in hood by handle

Postby 66vwkafer » Tue May 18, 2010 11:35 am

:lol: Thanks vwlimoguy, Jim's going to help me out. Thanks for the offer 8-)
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Postby vdubjim » Tue May 18, 2010 9:25 pm

man we got it done, i hate thin metal!!
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Re: bodywork advice-small hole in hood by handle

Postby 66vwkafer » Fri May 21, 2010 11:01 am

Thanks again Jim! Started grinding and sanding last night, it looks great 8-) !
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