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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2020 5:34 pm    Post subject: Treatment of edges of repair panels welded into pan Reply with quote

I had to weld in some quarter pans. I drilled holes around the edges of the patches and made some spot or puddle welds there. The patches were laid on top of the pans and overlap a bit. My question is how to handle the edges. Should I prime and brush on seam sealer then paint or would the metalized epoxy like USC all metal work well there? That could be sanded smooth and would look better but Iím afraid it would crack. Itís my first time doing this. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2020 7:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Treatment of edges of repair panels welded into pan Reply with quote

A butt joint there would have been best. It would naturally keep moisture from gaining access. In lieu of that, a seam sealer is the alternative. Gob it on there, prime it and paint.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:40 am    Post subject: Re: Treatment of edges of repair panels welded into pan Reply with quote

I load up the areas with master series on both sides. Then epoxy prime. When I did my floor pans I didnít bother doing seam sealer either. I used a lot of master series and then bed liner.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:57 am    Post subject: Re: Treatment of edges of repair panels welded into pan Reply with quote

Grind the edges, master series, seam sealer both sides, then paint.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:09 am    Post subject: Re: Treatment of edges of repair panels welded into pan Reply with quote

POR patch is some great product for this as well. Comes in a tube, squeezes out like paste and you can finger it (wear gloves) or brush it on each side of the seam. Drys harder than mummyís nuts yet remains a bit flexible. Has a hundred different uses as well.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Treatment of edges of repair panels welded into pan Reply with quote

thank you very much each of you for your replies, very helpful!! and appreciated. Im just waiting for another quart of master series primer. That stuff hardens in a few days once you open it. It is pretty bullet proof on whatever you paint it on however. Once the welded in sections and seams are re-primed I will seam seal and put a couple coats of herculiner on the bottom. The top will have sound deadener. thanks again.
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