Anyone weld these up before?

Mopar Body and Trim

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    jcmeyer5 Well-Known Member

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    Quarter to deck filler panel seam. It’s usually just seam sealed. Kicking around the idea for rust protection and aesthetics

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    George Jets 1967 Dart 2 Door FABO Gold Member

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    Strip the paint back, 2 coats primer surfacer, then use seam sealer and smooth out real quick with a wet finger. Clean up excess seam sealer with fast dry enamel reducer. Can't beat that and it will look factory.

    Welding warps things and burns the paint off the underside, not to mention all the grinding you will have to do to clean it down to level.
     
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      jcmeyer5 Well-Known Member

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      I think you are right.
       
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        Did you take the factory lead out?
         
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        There wasn't any lead in there. There was seam sealer.
         
      • plymouth67

        plymouth67 It be a lot cooler if you did...

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        If your just wanting to smooth it out, I would grind the paint off and put some metal bond epoxy in there...grind it down once it hardens skim with filler and block it. The metal bond epoxy will add some strength to the seam and seal it from future rust.
         
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        Metal bond epoxy? Can someone please explain what this is. Is it like the filler all metal with metal filling? Can I use this approach on a pillars where my dart sport was covered with a vinyl top? There was some kind of white filler/sealer that was dried out and fell out leaving a deep seem. Or would weld fill work here? Just looking for a long lasting/permanent solution I guess.
         
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        Tooljunkie King of cobble/master of the broken bolt FABO Gold Member

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        Yup. Like allmetal. Thats what i would use.
         
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