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Iciclehead Iciclehead is offline
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I did mine, it was a real PITA, the welds are heavily contaminated with sealant, the three panels are crimped together and as a result the "outer" two tend to be wedge shaped when you grind them flat. For sure do it in sections, I did mine about 3 inches apart (cut the rail in 3 inch sections, alternated, then went back and cut the rail that was left).

I would not have attempted it had I not been intending on leading the joint. There is just too much going on for me to trust a bondo fill, the lead makes for a permanent repair.

If I was going to do it again, I would trim a little (like 0.5mm or less) proud of the surface, weld with good penetration and then grind it down. It would make the welding easier I think...

D.
Old 02-08-2013, 07:18 PM
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