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Stonechip Repairs..................

Post by Logi on Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:02 pm

...............And where they go wrong Sad

There's been a wee stonechip on the rear doorframe of my Mazda for a couple of years, always was going to do something about it. Was bored yesterday so as it was a nice day i decided to get my little spotblast gun out and deal with it, masked it off, blasted it, put a little primer on till i get round to stoppering the imperfections and painting it satin black, job done.(had no satin black)

But i'm standing in the driveway with a spotblast gun, 19cfm of air, and a Hijet......................


Pics of the hole to follow Shocked
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Re: Stonechip Repairs..................

Post by HighlyJetted on Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:53 pm

Did you point it at the Jet or was it just the "over spray"

I'm guessing you went digging into your hijet, and now ignorance isn't bliss anymore!
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Re: Stonechip Repairs..................

Post by Logi on Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:00 pm

Rust isn't metal anymore either.............. No
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Re: Stonechip Repairs..................

Post by HighlyJetted on Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:07 pm

Well it can only get better, but I warn you, hijet body shells are really thin, trying to weld them is an art form. I made some pretty big holes before I got the nack of it.
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Re: Stonechip Repairs..................

Post by Logi on Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:32 pm

I'm ahead already then, i've got some pretty big holes to start with. Wink
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Re: Stonechip Repairs..................

Post by difflock123 on Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:45 am

I havent welded my hijet, but the steel is very thin on them!
and I have welded 0.8mm sheet with my MIG welder (and 1.0mm steel with a stick welder....that took some care though!)

once you have a plate to fit on (or over depending on how good you want it too look), I'd tack weld it in diagonals so you end up with a tack weld spaced roughly every 1" of the join to be welded.

doing it in diagonals should keep the heat down (and stop the distortion)



once its tack welded, I would then stitch weld it rather than trying to bead weld.


once complete, you can grind the weld back to smooth it down, and then prime and paint it Smile




hope thats of some help to you Smile

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