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Old 03-07-2010, 07:54 PM
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Default Tip to welding up trim holes.

You can use a piece of brass (I use a hammer head) to hold over the back side of a trim hole, rust spot, crack, etc...then weld up the other side. Once the weld starts to cool it will pop loose from the brass, I've done holes as large as 1/2" and it works great.

I ground the hammer head slightly concave so the patch will be thick enough to grind down.
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Old 03-07-2010, 09:08 PM
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A piece of copper pipe hammered flat on one end and screwed to a piece of conduit on the other end works great for the hard to reach places!
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Old 03-07-2010, 09:32 PM
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Good tips. I'll be sure to give them a try.
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Here's a little tip I use, can't remember where I got it, but thanks for the idea. Weld 2 large flat washers to a long set of vise grip style clamps [I used a cheap pair from Princess Auto...Can. HF] Bend a small square of copper over one washer.....Let the pics explain.....
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Old 05-25-2010, 10:15 PM
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Here's a little tip I use, can't remember where I got it, but thanks for the idea. Weld 2 large flat washers to a long set of vise grip style clamps [I used a cheap pair from Princess Auto...Can. HF] Bend a small square of copper over one washer.....Let the pics explain.....
Really good! Thanks.
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Old 05-26-2010, 10:29 PM
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Copper is a welders best friend when it comes to holes.
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Old 05-28-2010, 02:53 PM
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Excellent! I have quite a few holes in my cab and I'll be sure to use this trick!
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Old 07-18-2010, 10:39 AM
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i bought several pair if different vise grips for collision work(my day job) that has brass on 1 side for plug welding. they are great tools....
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Old 07-18-2010, 04:54 PM
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that's a very useful tip thanks
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Great idea will use this one.
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