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Old 05-10-2011, 07:27 PM
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Quarter and Bumper question

I recently put a lower patch panel on the left rear quarter, and my question is when i got it welded which its not complete there is a dip that is about an 1/2 inch above the weld. What did i do wrong can i use body filler to correct the dip, and make it look right? My second question is on the aluminum bumper. I want to remove the front rubber part, and recess it in. Then fell all the holes to make it smooth, and then paint it. Is the only way to do that is a tig welder? What can you use to fill scratches on aluminum? Thanks for looking

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im going to up load the photos for this thread on my project journal. If you can check it out thanks
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what did you weld that with?? Looks like you warped it. Not a good place to splice, Looks like you ground your wheel well area too much. Very poor weld. You need more practice. This is why they sell mud in 5 gal. buckets.
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Old 05-14-2011, 07:01 AM
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You can use glue to patch the holes in aluminum and fill the scratches with poly putty then primer.....Patch panels can also be glued without the problems of warping ....use panel weld adhesive from SEM on both areas...theres a ton of threads on welding sheetmetal just do a search at the top of the page...
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I think that stuffs has issues with expansion rates. I saw a gas opening patched with panel adhesive and a door handle area done the same way and both showed lines during certain weather;hotter weather. It was my job to weld it in after the boss told me quickly gave up trying it that way. Maybe if it's kept almost completely on the backside or maybe he did it wrong? I dunno, just saw what he talking about and it didn't look pretty.
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I've heard of ghost lines that you could only see at certain angles but I've never seen any trouble when I've used it. Welding is best and the glue is way to expensive now days to use like that at the shop but its the only other alternative for some DIYs ....In my opinion ,if you carefully follow the directions it works pretty well ....and its always handy to have at the shop for a number of uses but get a welder and practice,practice,practice ,having a welder is much handier to have around than a tube of glue....
BTW,,,I've seen those same ghost lines on welded seams...I sheet you not...
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Im going to have it pulled off and redone. Its really just tached i didnt even try to grind it down with a grinder yet. Im going to get a pro to take care of it.
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