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Old 03-11-2016, 01:13 PM   #1
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Body Leading Floor Holes?

Is there a reason I wouldn't want to practice my body leading technique on the numerous holes in the floor before I pretty up the exterior of Serenity? I know there are a LOT of holes but I've got to plug them up somehow.

I've read about lots of different options for plugging the holes before I put down my flooring. Just thought using them for body leading practice might be an option.

Your thoughts?

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Old 03-11-2016, 02:55 PM   #2
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Is there a reason I wouldn't want to practice my body leading technique on the numerous holes in the floor before I pretty up the exterior of Serenity? I know there are a LOT of holes but I've got to plug them up somehow.

I've read about lots of different options for plugging the holes before I put down my flooring. Just thought using them for body leading practice might be an option.

Your thoughts?

Thanks!!
Lisa
Good God, lead body work hasn't been mainstream for at least 50 years. Health hazards. Maybe duraglass or JB weld, or welding with a mig/tig, or even someone on here used caulking.
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Old 03-11-2016, 04:32 PM   #3
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Ole school, I like it!!! A true lost art.
A master body man could lay it on and be flat and ready to work in notime at all. They could Make the guys just starting with plastic look like they stood back and threw it at the side of the car.
I was trained with lead
So many years ago..don't think I would know where to start now.
Do you have the tools?
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Old 03-11-2016, 04:33 PM   #4
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Roger that. Lead make you dead (or just crazier than before).
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Old 03-11-2016, 06:10 PM   #5
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Leading is my plan. Modern body solder is now available lead free.
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Old 03-11-2016, 06:17 PM   #6
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Ha ha ha! I'm pretty crazy now!

Yea...thought the "traditional" lead might be a bad idea (if I could even get it in Washington state). Good to know there's lead-free stuff I can use.

I watched several videos that used a propane torch (got one) and a couple "smoothers" along with the tinning compound. I'll look around and see what I can find.

I think I might just use tin caps on the flooring and wait to spiffy up the various holes on the exterior with the body leading technique.

Thanks for the input, my skoolie sweeties!!
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Old 03-11-2016, 06:44 PM   #7
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i plan on using brass bar ends that are about 3/4 of an inch and 6 inches long from work for free as a back stop to weld the holes shut. although leading might be easier.
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Old 03-12-2016, 10:27 AM   #8
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I used fiberglass on all of the holes. Took almost 2hrs not even. The prep work took longer.
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Old 03-12-2016, 10:30 AM   #9
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I zapped all of mine with a mig.

(Note to self...remember to treat the underside of the welds with a rust preventative.)
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Old 03-12-2016, 01:31 PM   #10
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I saw a thread on here where one of our members used solder instead of body filler on the outside, can't remember who it was, but it turned out nice. Soldering seems to be ok, just use rosin core!!!!

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