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post #1 of 5 Old 10-19-2019, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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Just when you think you’ve seen it all...

Some idiot, one of the previous owners, decided that shag carpet was a good idea. Better than that, their best thinking was to SCREW it down to the body of this poor Jeep.

I’m going to Apply Rhino Liner to the interior but I want these holes filled and sealed for the obvious reasons.

What is the best way to do this? Braze them? Some type of epoxy? What do you guys suggest?

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post #2 of 5 Old 10-19-2019, 06:48 PM
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much how you can fix it is more about what you have to do it with. Welding would be the best but will need the skill to do that and not burn the jeep down. even after that one would have to clean the under side of each place and prime paint or the rust will just works its way in. I guess you could epoxy it, but the same cleaning and sanding both side will need to be done. I would not gas weld it as the heat is harder to control and thin metal tends to warp real fast. were a spot weld would be very quick.

you are right though this was a real bad idea on the someones part. I have seen liquid nails used as well to stick carpet down. that stuff is not easy to remove as well.

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post #3 of 5 Old 10-20-2019, 08:35 AM
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Holes look to be small so plug weld them. Make sure there is nothing on the under side that can catch fire.
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post #4 of 5 Old 10-21-2019, 11:18 AM
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I would not weld as it would burn the paint off the back side causing it to rust. An auto body epoxy adhesive would be perfect. Even J B Weld slow dry would also work well. Scuff with 80 grit and it will stick forever.
Sad to see what some people will do.

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post #5 of 5 Old 10-22-2019, 08:26 AM
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Buy a quart of OSPHO (ACE/Wal-mart/welding supply shop). Place a drop or two in each hole and let dry (12 hr. plus). Place masking tape behind each hole and do the Rhino as planned. Remove the tape when the second coat has dried.

The phosphoric acid will convert any residual rust into iron phosphate and make the hole inert. The Rhino will seal it permanently. It will be difficult to pierce through such small areas, but you can dab fresh Rhino into any breach to reseal immediately.

PLAN B: Do OSPHO as mentioned. Tape off holes as before. Find a tube of either JB Weld or SUNCURE (fiberglass sun-activated resin) and dab into hole area. Let cure. Do your Rhino.
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