In this modern era, it is obvious that cars are more upgraded and are at their best stage. However, your vehicle is getting hurt in the garage or while parking is a common mishap. That is why automobile engineers have concluded that the body of the car can be easily welded using a stud welder. Here are some steps which you need to follow for the proper treatment of your car.
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● Separate Paint
To make your stud welder work properly, you have to make the metal of your car naked, which is removing the paint. Put on the eye protection and the leather gloves, and start to strip the paint using the flapper wheel and the angle grinder.
● Weld Studs
Figure out the crease lines around the dent. Following the lines, weld studs all the small inches in the intense part of the dent. If the dent is enormous, then you also need to pull out the slighter indented parts around the huge one. Always stay cautious while welding, because a fire may rise if there are leftover dead leaves underneath the panel.
The stud welder is painless to operate; twig the stud to the tip of the gun, thumb the gun to the panel, and clutch the button of the welder for 5 seconds.
● Tug the dent
The slide hammer’s end is specially architectured for fitting into the studs. Slide the end of the slide-hammer onto the stud away from the middle of the dent and hammer it. Function yourself from the least dent part to the larger ones.
● Remove studs
After it is back into its initial position, use wire cutters to cut off the studs and use the angle grinder to remove the leftover parts of the stud.
● Body Filler
Before starting to work with your body filler, clean the bare metal properly. Mix up a very little portion of the body filler with a hardener. Remember to keep these portions in the lowest possible ratios. Layout the filler appropriately around the panel because the smoother you create it now, the less energy you will require for sanding and shaping.
● Sanding and Shaping
Use coarse grain sandpaper to shape out the area of your car. Start this work immediately as you don’t have to wait for the filler to dry fully.
● Wet Sand
Wet sand the surface with 400 grit to make it ultra-smooth and then use mineral spirits and a cloth to remove oil and clouds of dust. Then spray the primer for several coats and wet sand again, increasing the grits to 600. You have to make the proper combination of both and do not allow the extra primer or not enough primer to stay on the surface.
In the market, there are several paint sprays which restrict UV rays to damage the body. Also, check for the materials it is made from as you don’t want harsh chemicals to run on your car’s body. Read the instructions on the can and start painting.
● Buff out
Allow the paint to dry for a week maximum and then use proper wet sandpaper with a 1000 grit to rub the surface to make it smoother. Apply polishers to make it glossy and shiny. After these works are done, you will not be able to recognize which area was damaged earlier.
These are some of the best ways you can pull out large car dents. Make sure to follow the procedure with caution as you do not want to bring more damage to your car!