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Old 05-25-2004, 10:44 AM
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Smoothing Body

I have a 38 chevy and I want to smooth out the body, i.e. all of the little holes for chrome strips need to be filled. Whats the best way to do this? It seems like a pain to have to cut tiny holes of sheetmetal to fill, but maybe thats the best way???

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weld up the holes.

I found that placing a copper penny on the backside of the hole and then using a couple tacks with the MIG right up against the steet metal will fill up the hole nicely. Don't get too much heat on the penny though because it will melt and polute your weld (learned that the hard way). The penny just creates a backing so that the weld puddle distributes laterally on the panel rather than into it.

If the holes are too big for this method, you can just put a scrap piece of steel on the backside of the hole and now plug weld your panel to it. If you go this route, use a weldable primer on your scrap steel. It also is good if you can access it and get some seal sealer around it afterwards.


Not sure if these are the best methods or not but they work good for a begineer welder/bodyman such as me.

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