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Old 08-08-2018, 08:15 PM   #1
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Filling bolt holes

I've already treated rust and primed my sheet metal, but these bolts and heater holes are vexing me! Any ideas?

I've tried at Sikaflex with like washers for the larger holes, but just don't like the sheer amount of fiddling that it's taking.

What about about using flexible window flashing tape?
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Old 08-08-2018, 10:31 PM   #2
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how big is the hole?

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They make metal knock out seals with tabs starting at 1/2" and you can bend all the tabs flat with a little sealer dabbed on and it is a permanent flush fit fix.
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Old 08-09-2018, 02:52 PM   #3
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I'm thinking elevator bolts and some sort of adhesive...

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Old 08-14-2018, 11:27 AM   #4
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For the skoolie conversion that I'm going to start next month I'm going to use foil tape to go over the bolt holes and then put the flooring down definitely make sure you fix all the rust and there is a converter that you can get that you paint over immediately after it dries it converts all the rust to a mineral and stops the spread of it you just have to seal it right away so that new rust doesn't form
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Old 08-14-2018, 12:21 PM   #5
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I've already treated rust and primed my sheet metal, but these bolts and heater holes are vexing me! Any ideas?

I've tried at Sikaflex with like washers for the larger holes, but just don't like the sheer amount of fiddling that it's taking.

What about about using flexible window flashing tape?
JB liquid weld and auto seam sealer both work well
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Old 08-14-2018, 12:23 PM   #6
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Yeah, I used the Rustex stuff from Rust-Oleum, it works great. Luckily not much rust to deal with here, my bus was garaged for most of its life, I'm told.

I think I will just use the plastic sheet metal plugs and caulking. They fit really nice and tight and I've already primered and painted the floor, so I think I'll be fine.
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