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Panel Bond #1331926 Wed Oct 30 2019 04:35 PM
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I did a search on this forum for Panel Bond and didn't find much. I haven't seen it in use and was wanting to get some information before I decide to tackle my cab corners and steps. I have all the tools required to MIG weld the panels , I 'm a little concerned about that much heat and the amount of metal work after welding. Looking for some solid advice on which way to go.


Craig

Come,Bleed or Blister somethings got to give!!!
Q:"What yah runnin"
A:"3/8 drive Black and Decker aquarium pump motor" (the movie HOTROD)

59' Apache 31, long term project (30 years and counting)
Re: Panel Bond [Re: TUTS 59] #1331955 Wed Oct 30 2019 08:15 PM
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I would think panel bond would (should?) only be used where panels lapped over underlying structure. If you put lap joints in the middle of a panel as would be needed for the top edge of cab corners, you might wind up with the "ghost line" that MP&C demonstrated in a link on one of his posts here.


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Re: Panel Bond [Re: TUTS 59] #1332391 Sun Nov 03 2019 05:24 AM
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Panel bond holds together passenger planes, super sonic jet fighters, and even the door hinges to the body of your 90's and up Chevy pickups. Putting a metal filler in the cloth top hole on 20's and 30's cars used to take a week of welding followed by working the warpage out. Now it takes overnight. It must be DONE RIGHT but if the directions are followed it is as permanent as weld plus it doesn't allow any water infiltration of the seams. It saves us untold hours on patching unwanted holes in firewalls and dashes. Pics of a 30 Model A with steel top insert bonded in ten years ago and a 49 3100 pickup with MANY holes inn the firewall patched with panel bond 30 years ago.

[img]https://i.postimg.cc/34bH4hSc/IMG-4335.jpg[/img]

[img]https://i.postimg.cc/WDN3028N/dan-s-49-011.jpg[/img]


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Re: Panel Bond [Re: TUTS 59] #1333565 Wed Nov 13 2019 02:29 AM
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What type of prep work needs to done using Panel Bond ?


Craig

Come,Bleed or Blister somethings got to give!!!
Q:"What yah runnin"
A:"3/8 drive Black and Decker aquarium pump motor" (the movie HOTROD)

59' Apache 31, long term project (30 years and counting)
Re: Panel Bond [Re: TUTS 59] #1333665 Wed Nov 13 2019 10:26 PM
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I've watched a couple videos using panel bond for repairs, and it looks like a great idea for some stuff. I think the only prep is clean, bare metal, and of course good fitting parts with a good way to clamp them together. I'm going to use it to bond 1/8in aluminum panels together to line the interior of my 55 Chevy 210. I have a couple hundred feet of scrap aluminum 12in wide by 5 feet long to piece together to make bigger panels. I think I can clamp them together in my sheet metal brake while the glue cures.

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Re: Panel Bond [Re: TUTS 59] #1333670 Wed Nov 13 2019 10:36 PM
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Evan

Given the need for clamping panels together, how did you manage to clamp that steel roof to replace the fabric roof on the Model A? I suppose that weights would do the trick as long as the panel was horizontal, but if it were vertical, it would be a challenge. Magnets probably wouldn't do the job, as the attraction between the two sheets of steel would be minimal, but maybe a magnet on each side would work. Just curious.


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
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Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos
Re: Panel Bond [Re: TUTS 59] #1333688 Thu Nov 14 2019 12:18 AM
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Finish it all off with a high quality body wrap like the NASCAR boyz. lol

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Re: Panel Bond [Re: klhansen] #1333791 Thu Nov 14 2019 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by klhansen
Given the need for clamping panels together, how did you manage to clamp that steel roof to replace the fabric roof on the Model A? I suppose that weights would do the trick as long as the panel was horizontal, but if it were vertical, it would be a challenge. Magnets probably wouldn't do the job, as the attraction between the two sheets of steel would be minimal, but maybe a magnet on each side would work. Just curious.


I would think one way would be some really long clamps. Maybe two pieces of wood strapped together, one over the roof, the other through the door openings, then use wedges to clamp things. The are multiple ways to apply pressure to something.

Re: Panel Bond [Re: TUTS 59] #1333798 Thu Nov 14 2019 07:49 PM
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Mark

I agree about the multiple ways. I've put together some pretty Rube Goldberg things myself. wink


Kevin
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Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos
Re: Panel Bond [Re: TUTS 59] #1333908 Fri Nov 15 2019 07:00 PM
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So in order to use Panel Bond I would need to form a seam on the panel first. I found this tool on Eastwood (https://www.eastwood.com/malco-offset-seamer-tongs.html) would this work for forming the seam required?


Craig

Come,Bleed or Blister somethings got to give!!!
Q:"What yah runnin"
A:"3/8 drive Black and Decker aquarium pump motor" (the movie HOTROD)

59' Apache 31, long term project (30 years and counting)
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