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Old 05-31-2011, 02:31 PM   #1
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best way to fill the trim holes??

Hey guys what is the best way to fill in the 30 or so trim holes?

Buddy says weld pennys behind and fill the hole in with the weld and grin smooth? Sounds crazy?

HELP!!
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Old 05-31-2011, 03:14 PM   #2
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Re: best way to fill the trim holes??

It takes some practice but you can fill the holes with weld from the outside provided they aren't too big (I've never tried one more than about 3/8") - just start on one edge and push the weld across. Grind - carefully - after it cools a little. 80-grit flap disk works great.
I've found the welding works much better for me in quick, short bursts using solid wire and argon/CO2 gas
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Old 05-31-2011, 04:02 PM   #3
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Re: best way to fill the trim holes??

All I have is wire with 120V welder. Should I cut little pieces of metal?
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Old 05-31-2011, 04:36 PM   #4
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Re: best way to fill the trim holes??

My Lincoln's 120v and I use .023 solid wire; is yours fluxcore (shielded) wire only - can you add gas?
I've read on here guys have welded very thin sheetmetal with shielded, heavier gauge wire, like .030-.035, but for me it was very messy, tends to make bigger holes - that seems more useful for heavier-gauge structural stuff.
You could also try holding or clamping copper/aluminum backing behind the holds
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:18 PM   #5
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Re: best way to fill the trim holes??

I've recently been having good luck with cutting little pieces of metal, the philosophy being less weld will have less heat and less warping. Takes some time, but not too bad.
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:38 PM   #6
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Re: best way to fill the trim holes??

If you back up the holes with some copper plate you can puddle a weld over the hole then smooth off the bump either a flappy wheel or rolloc, my choice is a cutoff wheel slowly and carefully. Its much more controllable and easier to see exactly where you are in the process. just dont bind the disc or put much pressure sideways. This process has served me well in years past.
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Old 05-31-2011, 09:56 PM   #7
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Re: best way to fill the trim holes??

If there is access to the back side of the hole, you can permanently close the holes with JB Weld. Iíve been doing it since the 1970ís and never had a failure. Hereís a thread on how I do it:

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Re: best way to fill the trim holes??

If you hold a penny behind the hole make sure there is no way for the wire to get past it. I had a hot piece of wire burn through my glove and go into the end of my finger 3/4". That was a good time.
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:28 AM   #9
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Re: best way to fill the trim holes??

I read on here about using a steel nail ,weld the head in and grind the rest off
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:43 AM   #10
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I read on here about using a steel nail ,weld the head in and grind the rest off
I have done this just make sure you use common nails and not sinkers(coated nails) .It worked great for me ! not too much heat and when tacked simply cut the shaft of the nail and you are good to go! cheers, Pat
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Re: best way to fill the trim holes??

if one uses the search features of these forums, we can find numerous threads on this topic.
That's how I found this thread, marks jbweld thread, and many others.

I like marks jbweld suggestion, but I think my favorite suggestion is to use a nail head and weld it in, then grind it down.
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if one uses the search features of these forums, we can find numerous threads on this topic.
That's how I found this thread, marks jbweld thread, and many others.

I like marks jbweld suggestion, but I think my favorite suggestion is to use a nail head and weld it in, then grind it down.
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man, v bulletin search function, is for the birds.

I like the nail head idea..
the jb weld sounds good,
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Old 07-25-2011, 09:39 AM   #13
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Re: best way to fill the trim holes??

Wow the nail head idea is great!
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Old 07-29-2011, 04:46 PM   #14
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Re: best way to fill the trim holes??

The easiest way to fill the holes is to use panel bond to fill them. You can use a penny as a backer inside the panel. Works pretty slick this way, and goes a heck of a lot faster, too. Panel bond also works well for filling cab seams and such, too.
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Re: best way to fill the trim holes??

I've done the nail idea. It works and gives you something to hold onto without burning a damn hole through your finger! DON'T ASK!
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I've done the nail idea. It works and gives you something to hold onto without burning a damn hole through your finger! DON'T ASK!
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man, v bulletin search function, is for the birds.

I like the nail head idea..
the jb weld sounds good,
I use the embedded google search this site provides at the top of the forum page.
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I'll have to try that
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If there is access to the back side of the hole, you can permanently close the holes with JB Weld. Iíve been doing it since the 1970ís and never had a failure. Hereís a thread on how I do it:

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really excellent, saved in my favorites, many thanks, bob
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Re: best way to fill the trim holes??

The JB weld will give you ghost lines down the road...
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Re: best way to fill the trim holes??

Make or buy a copper backing plate.

2 examples in the links below.

Link for copper welding backer: https://www.eastwood.com/4-in-magnet...ng-backer.html

Link for copper spoon:https://www.walmart.com/ip/Welding-C...4a5a787d0b1f4b
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The JB weld will give you ghost lines down the road...

From shrinkage ????
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Re: best way to fill the trim holes??

Filler does not like to stick to it and due to the metals expanding and contracting is what I think happens.
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The JB weld will give you ghost lines down the road...
not to worried bout ghost lines...lol
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Re: best way to fill the trim holes??

I found the best way to fill the holes is by using the stock trim.
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