Thin old metal blowing through

  1. a111r Member

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    Good stuff!
    Did the 'sweet spot' hit between 3 and 4?
     
  2. jsf55

    jsf55 Forum Supporter

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    Try using the poly discs to prep the metal it only cleans off the rust and paint, but watch any sharp edges
     
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  3. Robert Mullins Member

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    What is a poly disc? I used some kind of 'buffing' disc that looked a bit like a piece of green kitchen scouring clothe stuff, this we used to polish the weld, it would have eventually removed some metal, but how long?
     
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    jsf55 Forum Supporter

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  5. decca

    decca Forum Supporter

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    Are you the guy on YouTube doing up Gracie?
    I’m just about to do my rear wing flange and found your video very helpful (if this is you) thanks.
     
  6. mxmig

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    Well I played about with the settings and I honestly think I thinned the panel too much when attempting to clean it, so I had to resort to letting in a couple of patches which sorted the inner wing out.I will bear in mind the issue of thinning the metal especially using the 3M discs I have, they are way to fierce for my use.
    Many thanks for taking the time to assist, much appreciated.
     
  7. mxmig

    mxmig Member

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    Yes that's me and "Gracie" in all our horribleness.
    I'm glad you find the videos helpful, I began making them as a way to assist others in the same boat as me.

    When I started I didn't even know which way the panels were supposed to fit so it was a steep learning curve.

    I'm happy at least one person has found them of use.

    Thanks for the comments.

    Regards

    Dermot.
     
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  8. octo0072000

    octo0072000 Member

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    i use 0.8 wire could never get on using 0.6 better at filling in gaps etc
     
  9. Robert Mullins Member

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    Ahh, that's them, I/we have used them in the past, but only with the light engineering stuff
     
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