What is it you are not happy about?
From an mot perspective it is seam welded so a pass
what sort of job you after? im a few mins down the road in brandon, but also hate welding cars
For an MOT patch there's nout wrong with that.
Nobody will see it.
They are all bloody useless, but I'd say the BH hydrate 80 was the best of the bunch I've tried.
Like everything, it's all down to prep.
Problem with it is it leaks it's not not the work its self its fact I asked for it to be done right was qouted but it was not done how I asked i am willing to pay the money for it to be done right
Hard to see what was actually done from the pictures....doesn't help that its all smothered in various substances. I'm wondering if the fact that you put the rust treatment on made them think you wanted just a patch repair....with a butt repair you'd only treat after the welding.
I mainly do butt welding...for me a "proper job" would be to let in a nice piece of steel....possibly 2 pieces in your case (to keep the factory look). The end result should be difficult for anyone to even notice that a repair was done. Down side is it takes more time....and its harder to do because you can't butt weld 1mm steel to rust so all rust needs to be removed...and that could make the job bigger....more expense..
What you have sort of looks like an MOT patch....is the car a keeper?
Sorry i'm lost here,what leaks,to where?
What would be the proper job in your view?
How much(if you dont mind saying) did you pay for what you had done?
I think it's an inner arch so am guessing when it rains water gets in?
For a patch over a hole where he did the prep...I'm not going to guess...I know what I would charge a (mates rates) and it wouldn't be a lot.
The OP started another thread, based on his earlier one, about patches.
Which clearly doesn't work too well, as most reply here have missed it .
I missed that one some how
yes the car is a keeper I have put a lot of money into this car and that's exactly what I asked for
My experience of using welders was I never got what I asked for....they were always in a rush and it always came back smothered in undersea!
If it's a keeper then you want to have it butt welded for sure....it will look better and last longer.That means finding someone who does restorations or learn to do it yourself? It isn't difficult to do but it does take longer...this is the boot floor on (one of!) my Figaro projects to see what I mean. Instead of patching I "let in" the new steel to recreate the factory joint which is a lot nicer looking than slapping a patch over it.
For me its a hobby....the Figaro was done for a good friend who has always wanted one...if you ca find someone close to you who does it for a hobby I'd use them as they will take their time and do it properly.
would you be willing to do it if I paid the right money? i don't mind traveling down to you
Photo of inside
I'm knee deep in daily work...and got my garage full with my second Figaro project...you'd have to wait a few years if you wanted me to do it as I only do indoor working. Trying to weld outdoors is a faff because the gas blows away.
Plenty of others on here who can do it just as well (or better)...just look through their projects...but look at their recent stuff as everyone starts off knowing not a lot.
It's hard to see what he did with the repair...what you could do is get a wire wheel on there to find out exactly what has gone on.
If it's patched on the inside of the arch you might be able to clean it up on the inside...then run a weld around and grind it flat...would not be perfect but be better looking....I hate seeing the rough edges.
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