Thanks for your reply. By this time in Winter, I imagine I can hear the rust
In a message dated 2/14/2002 7:33:33 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> yes, during the welding process, the metal will get heated, which in turn,
> effect the rust process to some degree.
> Even when new panels are installed, some of them need to be welded in. Any
> on a vehicle is a compromise, because it's just a repair. The vehicle will
> be in "new" condition again.
> A welded repair section should not be overlapped, it should be butt welded.
> exception to this would be a flange weld, where zinc dust paint should be
> first, and then spot welded or plug welded [MIG]. This insures better rust
> proofing on the inside of the panel. The outside weld should be sandblasted
> before finishing with body filler or primer.
> Cost: Often a new panel is too expensive or not available, therefore
> part of the panel[repair section] is more cost effective, if only a small
> has to be replaced.
> Wilf and Liv
> 67 Spit
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