Rustoration

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Re: Rustoration

Postby RogerT » 10 Oct 2018, 22:51

No pics tonight.

Pics would show sweet FA, which would not be an accurate representation of the outcome.

I drilled some holes for plug welding the sill, and fired up the MIG.

And the outcome was that I learned that MIGing through a thick layer of Halfrauds weld thru primer is worse than useless.
So I carved the sill off again, slowly and carefully, and cleaned off all relevant paint, and left the garage for the evening, a wiser man. :oops:
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Re: Rustoration

Postby RogerT » 11 Oct 2018, 22:18

And with my newfound wisdom, I returned.
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Re: Rustoration

Postby bigbadbob76 » 12 Oct 2018, 09:08

Looking tidy Roger.
I've never tried weld through primer so can't comment on it but you're doing a great job there. :ok
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Re: Rustoration

Postby mshaw1980 » 12 Oct 2018, 09:43

I sprayed the weld thru primer on that panel and through the holes I drilled scraped the primer off with a thin screwdriver. Puddle welds were much less spatter and should still be protected as the seam around the spot welds still has the weld thru primer on.
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Re: Rustoration

Postby RogerT » 12 Oct 2018, 18:39

The welding might tidy Bob, but that’s the only thing that does in the garage! Did your eyes skate over the van interior? Nice to hear from you!

Mshaw, I could have done that, and am kind of wishing I had, but heyho. Just thinking about protection, I guess there is a suitable oil based product that can work in to the join. It doesn’t need to last another 30 yrs tho, I’ll be too old to drive by then!
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Re: Rustoration

Postby adie89 » 13 Oct 2018, 17:10

Excellent progress!

I used Wurth zinc spray. Much better than simoniz or Halfords stuff, although Wurth prices were Wurth it. :rofl
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