Patching Holes in Aluminum...

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Patching Holes in Aluminum...

Postby derekxcole » Thu Mar 23, 2006 6:36 pm

How do you patch holes in aluminum?
I need to patch several holes about the size of the head of a screw and one hole that is about the size of a half dollar coin.
I have no welding tools, I just need a simple and easy way to patch these holes.
What can I do?
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Postby SteveH » Thu Mar 23, 2006 6:44 pm

Probably not the best way, but the small ones could be patched with a dab of aluminum colored silicone, and the large one (not really large enough for screws arond the patch) could be patched with a small piece of aluminum glued on with silicone. :thinking:
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Postby derekxcole » Thu Mar 23, 2006 7:48 pm

Could I use bondo?
Any more suggestions?
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Postby Henry » Thu Mar 23, 2006 7:59 pm

countersunk rivits for the small holes- How visible is the large hole?
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Postby gman » Thu Mar 23, 2006 10:12 pm

JB weld epoxy , same color, can be sanded smooth,
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Postby Gage » Fri Mar 24, 2006 2:13 am

Or you could buy another sheet of aluminum. :o

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