ACF 50 and some grommets ...
That's some result!
What's the score with the 'someone'? Does't sound like a viable business's price, this Century?
Sssssshhhhhh the someone might be watching and up the price
For cutting and sanding small areas on thin metal, I would suggest the following tools:
- a Lidl / Parkside Cordless 12v Angle Grinder. This is a clone of the Bosch GWS12V-76, at a fraction of the cost ( £19.99 ). It uses thin 3" cutting discs, there is less risk of over-cutting, it is tiny, light, and cordless, you hold the body of the tool at 90 degrees to the cutting line. They have recently have been on sale, there are still some units and 2AH batteries and chargers in my local Lidl.
On eBay, some s/h and some resellers offer them:
- a Monodex-type nibbler
- a Dremel clone, with 100pcs 32mm resin fibre cutting discs.
Make or buy a Roloc adapter to the Parkside angle grinder:
and then you open up the whole 3M Roloc 2" or 3" sanding and stripping system:
Much more versatile and controllable than an 80 grip flap disc on an angry grinder.
( Or get an air compressor and a right-angle die grinder. )
BTW, you will also need a spot weld drill bit.
I found this video quite helpful showing the thin metal technique on Japanese steel (.6mm)
Excellent video...that's exactly how you do it.
The only thing I do differently is the "cutting in" of the repair panel. Instead of faffing around with the trimming I try to tack in the repair and trim as I do the welding with a slit disc. Doing the trimming as you go means you always get the same gap....but it isn't always possible...works well on floor repairs though.
Yer thats not a bad vid,now do the same with limited access,or vertically,or overhead,different ball game all together
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