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Old 11-18-2009, 12:34 PM
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How to remove brazing?

The top of my quarter panel has a joint that looks to be brazing of some sort? Its copper in color so maybe brass?? How can I safely remove this?

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With a torch and a wire brush. Then a 3M ROLOC "Surface conditioning disc" will remove what is left off the metal.

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If you have sanded on it and it's still copper colored,it is NOT brass.Brass was used generally on tops/sail panel joints,structural joints and IF it IS brass.You best leave it and just clean and filler over it because you'll not find a better joining material.
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I haven't sanded on it, just scraped the paint and seam sealer off. Im not sure what metal it is, its just brassed colored. I have to remove it though so I can seperate the quarter panel from the car. Ill try and get some pictures of it.
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Is there an outside chance that it's origional to the vehicle?

But if you absoloutly feel that you must remove it, What MARTINSR said is what I'd do.
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Yes, it is original to the vehicle and I would like to save one of the panels at the joint if I can.
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Took me a while, I kept forgetting to get a picture. Here is a picture showing the brazing I need to remove. The panel I want to save is on the right side.

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I would cut out what you want to get rid of and use a 3" Roloc sanding disk on a small hand held grinder.
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It could be factory....when I worked in an AMC plant in the early 70s, we used to braze certain joints that couldn't be spot welded.
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It is factory, that is exactly how it was on the car when they cut the quarter panel off and nothing had been done to the car as far as I could tell.
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