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Old 01-05-2014, 11:50 PM
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Default Rust removal inside double paneled car

I was trained to Mig weld patch panels. For that system you can usually get by with just wire brushing off the inside edge of the patch. I would like to reduce Heat affected zone and learn to TIG my patches. I know well that TIG requires really clean steel. Sand/soda blasting the inside of a double paneled car like the rear of an El Camino does not make sense nor can I afford to do that.
My present thought is after the patch is ready to weld to use a small rotary brush and clean with acetone.
I also have trim holes for the old rubber bumper strips I would like to fill (you can't but the rubber anymore). These are 1/4" holes and some 1/4X1/2" holes.
Could use some help. Fred26t
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Old 01-06-2014, 06:03 AM
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If you can get to the backside, cleaning is a breeze, use your favorite method you always use.

If you cant get to the backside, i wouldn't recommend TIG welding, because you cant get a dolly back there to stretch the distortion from the shrunken HAZ.

TIG welding has more inherent distortion and a wider HAZ than MIG. Its just easier to get rid of the distortion because of a softer weld, and much less buildup to grind.

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Old 01-06-2014, 07:50 PM
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Default Thanks Marty

I just remember seeing the fast tig welder on the '53 Buick door. But maybe mig is best. Fred26t
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