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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-22-04, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
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Hello guys how much do you reckon a sheet of steel cost. its to use as rust repair patchs on "a" pillers etc?? would it say be more then 30 bucks

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depends on what size sheet your buying. pretty sure you could get something for $30 or less.

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i recommend min of 1.6 gauge ( just makes tac's easier and you can lap from the patch onto the thinner car steel)

I would also just head to the local scrap yard or 2nd hand steel dealer and pick up and assortment of sizes for next to nothing. As you are going to want to cut them anyway a few oddball sized offcuts will do as good of a job as a complete sheet
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i wouldnt be buying a full sheet if youre just using it for patching pillars etc.

a sheet is usually around 2400mm x 1200mm so thats a bit much for patching pillars...

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Any steel supplier should charge you only for what you want plus a small cutting fee, around $5-10. 1.6mm is the easiest to work with with oxy acetylene welding.

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like tibbo said. just got to the scrap yard. youll get heaps for bugger all. last i knew scrap yards were getting $50 a ton so a little peice aint gonna cost much.

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would adding a flange to to the steel and leaving a little gap and weld in the gap by doing that would that be better when i grind the weld down would it be more stronger then just butt welding?

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if i understand what your saying then yes it probably will. but being thin metal, when you weld it (without the flange and gap) it should bite all the way through anyway. but id do it as you said to...least you know its gonna hold.

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btw when i practised welding up a hole patch panels etc all the welder was doing was making all this bird shit style welding and it wouldnt tack weld. i was doing it without gas. would gas welding be better then gasless right. btw its a mig

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oh god....so many years since i done engineering...um.....shit maybe gas....honestly cant remember. you still should be able to mig though...just grind it back more when your done.

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