Need to fill in some holes after removing that side trim or old wing mirrors? Here’s how to braze up holes.
With holes that aren’t worth replacing metal for, brazing is ideal. Start by cleaning back the surfaces.
Using oxy-acetylene, heat the metal up and find the point where the copper begins to take to the steel.
The trick is to heat both metals up to just the right temperature, balancing finely between the two. Practice makes perfect here.
Once that’s done, use a soft sanding disc to flat the metal down until it’s all smooth again.
The finished result should look like this. This is a good alternative to welding and just as strong — making it ideal to fill small holes like the ones left from a door mirror.
Words Simon Holmes
Thanks to Colin Ginn
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