In this introduction, Craig Hopkins discusses some helpful tips on welding basics to make auto body MIG welding easy. He explains that you will learn the three basic welds – a lap weld, a plug weld, and a butt weld — and stresses safety precautions that you must consider, such as a clean environment that is well ventilated and without flammables. He also suggests materials that he prefers to use, including a welding jacket, TIG gloves and a helmet.
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Craig Hopkins demonstrates how to sand a car fender using a small, tight orbit DA with a cushion pad. This allows for a nice flow rate that makes the sanding really smooth and gives the classic car a clean finish. Make sure to be just as careful Craig when sanding around the edges so youWatch Now >>
Buffing is the number one step done with a wool pad and the perfect fit system compound. Craig Hopkins provides helpful car detailing tips in this video. Also, he shows you how to clean your buffer and cut the panels by orienting the angle of the buffer, and then shows you where to put theWatch Now >>
Since you will butt weld the new quarter panel to the roof and existing quarter panel, Craig Hopkins teaches you how to remove a quarter of an inch from the roof without cutting through the existing car quarter panel. Then, he’ll apply some weld through primer to the step you just created and rest theWatch Now >>
The Bead Roller is a handy tool that provides extra strength by adding ridges to your sheet metal. Mark Oja and Cam Benty demonstrate how to use a Bead Roller on your classic car to add a little extra flair and strength to any metal you have.Watch Now >>