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Old 04-22-2004, 07:15 PM
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Oil Can repair with a space heater???

HELP!!!! I dolleyed on my quarter panal replacment ( just a small patch ) and i have the "oil can" effect on the inner curv of my 76 impala, right behind the drivers door. I dont have a can for my tourch so.... could i use my spcae heater ... and stress relieve it.. ( its a 1200 btu heater) any ideas or input would be VERY helpful... im on a budget.. so if theres anyway to make this work... it would be Great... thanks alot..... Ian

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Won't work...you need to heat it red and cool it quickly with water. Your heater won't heat it near hot enough...........
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1st off, thanks for the reply.. 2nd my heater will shoot flames out the end of it about 2" long... you still dont think itll work?
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Try it on another piece of metal......................
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IT WORKED!!

I tried it and just quinched it....it actually worked! LOL thanks for your replys, EN
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shrinking metal

A shrinking disc would be the first choice for shrinking the area you were fighting, but I'm not surprised it worked. It's been taught for years that the metal needs to be heated to a red hot condition just as poncho has suggested. This will work, but it's very unpredictable on low crown panels. The metal only needs to be heated to around 600 degrees in a localized area to be shrunk. It can also be allowed to air cool, vs. quenched with water. Either way will work. Quenching while it's red hot is more to contain the heat before it does further damage, rather than to aid in shrinking.

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Educate me here. So if you had say a 6inch Dia area you would heat the whole area instead of a small spot like when we use water? This really works as good?
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I did it on the actual panal and IT WORKED TOO! thanks alot for all the info and replys.... VERY HELPFUL... thanks again... Ian
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Hi Barry,
Yes, a shrinking disc will heat up the metal to at least a blue condition, but I always try to stop before it gets that hot. A badly damaged panel can be brought back to like new condition in many cases without the use of body filler. The disc is amazing. You get perfect results every time.
The one thing I have noticed is that the metal used in new cars does not react as well to the disc as the old cold rolled sheet, but it does work. I'll do a demo online so you guys can see what it will do.

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