Welding aluminum

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Welding aluminum

Post by sergeant diessel » Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:13 am

I had some work done on my mule (a5) and a hole got drilled into the deck about .5 to 1 inch hole. How much roughly will it cost to fix it

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Re: Welding aluminum

Post by muleman7 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:43 pm

A welding shop if able to get the mule in position to weld $75-$150 is only a guess.

You could try epoxy and fiberglass cloth on the bottom then fill from the top and sand/paint.
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Re: Welding aluminum

Post by major519 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:04 pm

Find a buddy who can TIG weld and has access to a machine.
A job like this I would do for free but unfortunately I am all the way up here in Canada.
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Re: Welding aluminum

Post by sergeant diessel » Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:09 pm

Thanks

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Re: Welding aluminum

Post by Gunslinger1$ » Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:02 pm

There is a body filler called Allmetal by USC. It looks just like aluminum, you can even tap it if you need to. You can get it a most auto paint suppliers.


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Re: Welding aluminum

Post by major519 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:55 pm

Devcon and LPS make similar compounds as well
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