Using mig as stud welder
I have a couple of dents in my hood thanks to an errant deer and they are over a closed section. I don't have a stud welder or access to one and wondered if I disconnected the drive wheel on my mig and used a tip bored out to fit a stud could this work ?
Removing dents with a stud welder is quite easy because it fastens a brad sized pin/nail to the surface for you to pull on while you tap around it to remove the dent. If the Pin is welded on properly it snaps off cleanly. Using other tools to do this could work however generating heat or doing too much welding will work against you in this application. You can try using your welder to keep the cost down but you may be better off just drilling a hole in the center of the dent pulling on it with a "Pull Hook", weld the hole closed and grind the metal smooth and fill the surface irregularities.
Originally Posted by skloon