warp in roof
I have a 69 camaro on a rotissory that was sand blasted and epoxy primered, at that point I found the car, since then I've purched new fenders, hood, grill, replaced 1 full quarter and partical floor and part of the other quarter, very lite dings on doors that I've been working on, the car was origanaly a vinal top, it has pitting around the out surface edges that was sand blasted with a couple of small holes blasted through in 1 spot. I welded them as well as the mounting clip holes. The center area of the roof has less rust however seems that it was not sand blasted as the very lite specal rust as well as 4 or 5 areas the size of a quarter has shown through after sanding, If you run your hand along the surface you can feel warping, so I sprayed the roof with some gloss black spray paint you can see warping around where the suports sit under the roof, there is also a dint on the surface the size of a foot ball (where there is no under supports)that you can pop back out but wont stay, its hard to see but you can feel real easy, what to do for this is my question, how to neutralize the small amount of rust and fix a surface that dose so much flexing when any amount of pressure is applied.
I'd watch some John Kelly videos (you tube) and order a shrinking disk. I couldn't fix a warped anything for a darn til I watched his videos. I saw the videos and added a little of my own flavor into it and it was easy believe it or not, but you have to have a good hand feel and patience. The shrinking disk is something I'm glad I bought.
I could try to explain but seeing it is a lot easier.
If I were doing that car I'd pick up a stud welder, studs and a shrink tip. For less that $200 you have a great tool for removing the dents and shrinking the metal.
Originally Posted by ducktec
Yes, a studgun is a must have for dents. I'm not really sold on it's shrinkin abilities but it's not bad either. Two birds with one stone right there. I'd get a stud gun regardless. They are awesome!
Ok thanks for taken the time to reply guys!
If you plan on using a stud gun a lot I'd suggest the stinger that's yellow and black. It has a better slidehammer, comes with a handle puller(very important to have), and you might get better heat control. Not sure cause I haven't tried the yellow one but on the lower end ones you can't control the heat that good, and as soon as you get comfy using it you're gonna wanna baby the trigger so you don't have to cut the studs off everytime you use it. You can baby the trigger, pull your dent, and twist the stud off, which saves a TON of time. I think Len sells the yellow and black one too. I'd get that for sure. I love mine. It goes into that catogory with the airvantage sander=must have.