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#1454652 Fri Jun 10 2022 01:51 AM
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So I'm having to weld a patch panel in my rocker arm panel. It is going fine until I hit a thin place, where I have ground it too thin, and started blowing holes as shown in the attached photo. I would appreciate any advice on what to do.

Thanks

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WarEagle1 #1454656 Fri Jun 10 2022 02:34 AM
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Try starting your weld on the previous bead and washing over to the thinner metal. You may have to cut out the thinner metal and replace it.


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Tack a couple of short pieces of mild steel wire (like a clothes hanger) over the holes and stitch them into place, then grind the filled-in area smooth.
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WarEagle1 #1454688 Fri Jun 10 2022 01:51 PM
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Thanks guys appreciate the advice. I'll let you know


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WarEagle1 #1454718 Fri Jun 10 2022 07:34 PM
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Welding is a process of melting two base metals together adding a filler … mig, Tig …. Can easily melt the base metals causing holes….

Soldering is a process heating two metals to a particular temp….usually below their melting point…. No burning holes… Then adding a filler metal….
You might try soldering the opening closed. Granted the solder is softer than steel, it’s also not in a structural place…. Should work…. I find it works well…. Long ago they used molten lead …..

Look up Muggy Welding on the internet…

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WarEagle1 #1454723 Fri Jun 10 2022 08:30 PM
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Short blips with the mig gun will help avoid burn-thru's and can be used to close those holes. It won't look pretty, but you can grind the rough spots down to smooth it off.


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WarEagle1 #1454754 Sat Jun 11 2022 02:09 AM
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Thanks everyone for the advice. I did what Phak1 said and was able to very carefully fill the holes. I will just have to remember it is very thin there.

I'll post a pic tomorrow.


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WarEagle1 #1454769 Sat Jun 11 2022 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by WarEagle1
Thanks everyone for the advice. I did what Phak1 said and was able to very carefully fill the holes. I will just have to remember it is very thin there.

I'll post a pic tomorrow.

chug


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WarEagle1 #1455004 Mon Jun 13 2022 12:17 PM
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Attached pic shows how it turned out. It is thin, but I think It'll be ok. Thanks again for the help

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