I've used copper scraps with good results. If the metal is really
.100" then you're not doing the body skin. Perhaps a section of
frame? Distortion will be minimal at this thickness, assuming you're
using .023" wire, Argon/CO2 and a lowish power setting.
I think you'll find that while the backside won't have any
protrusions, it won't be perfectly smooth either. More likely a bit
cratered. You can improve this by situation by welding the front side
twice. After you close the hole, grind down the weld about 90% flush
and make a second pass, copper still in place.
On Fri, 15 Mar 2002 09:25:04 -0800, you wrote:
>Very soon I am will be into a project that will require I plug and refinish
>some holes in relatively thick sheet metal ( approx .10 thk) What does one
>use when welding (mig) to back up the hole?
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