Lamp dent removal

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2017: Lamp dent removal
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Shirley on Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 05:53 pm:

The dent was in an area with no writing. The dent did have a crease. JB weld did nothing.

Lead free solder and a piece of 1/16 brass rod enabled me to get some of the dent but the crease was very evident. Silver solder and the brass rod ground to a V was scary, but worked great. Use as little solder as possible and aim for the deepest part of the crease. It will take several pulls. When your happy with it heat and wipe off all the silver solder you can.

Sand the area with progressively finer paper. Stopped a 400 and buffed with red compound on a cotton wheel.

A jewelers or radiator torch and as little heat as possible will keep the silver solder from going too deep.







Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange - Hillsboro, MO on Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 06:06 pm:

Beautiful! You win today's Richard Eagle "DIY craftsmanship" award. :-O


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Les Schubert on Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 06:39 pm:

Very impressive!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Idaho Falls on Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 07:03 pm:

I'm glad you jumped in and tried it. What a neat trick and it looks great.
Rich


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed in California on Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 07:49 pm:

I believe there is a fast drying epoxy the body shops use in the same manner. They glue a rod to the dent with a dollop of epoxy and pull it once dry.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Peter McIntyre on Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 09:06 pm:

Yes Ed it's called a hot glue gun.You can glue a stud to paint to pull out hail damage.Works very slick. pete


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