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    Guys I have an aluminum case here that needs a couple patches. I don't see a problem with the patches but the guy wants diamond plate added to cover each side. It is 10" X 18" and aprox. 1/16 thick.

    With it having to open and close on a hinge, I'm trying to figure out if there will be too much warping when trying to weld all the way around the plate on the outside.

    Here is a short video of it.
    What do you think?


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=se3dTgrVDBg
    Last edited by Hardrock40; 11-23-2009, 10:07 AM.

  • #2
    I think I would just glue some .040 diamond plate to the sides and forget about trying to weld it on.
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    • #3
      Or.......use some soft aluminum button head rivets. Those might look nice.
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      • #4
        yes alum. rivets

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        • #5
          Yea the rivet option sounds like the best idea. It has rivets in it now and they look to be sealed with some sort of plastic.

          The holes came out ok. The inside will have foam for the pistols, I'm pleased enough with the outside. Check it out if you like.
          Thanks for the replys.

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=an-9Ozpcj3c

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          • #6
            How much are you going to charge him?
            For $200 he can get a new case made from aluminum diamond plate with the foam interior.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Hardrock40 View Post
              Yea the rivet option sounds like the best idea. It has rivets in it now and they look to be sealed with some sort of plastic.

              The holes came out ok. The inside will have foam for the pistols, I'm pleased enough with the outside. Check it out if you like.
              Thanks for the replys.

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=an-9Ozpcj3c
              How did you fix it?
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              • #8
                Skip one day and look what happens

                I would'a slapped that diamond plate on there and welded it up in a heartbeat. And most definetly took his MONEY
                Rivets.... the guy came on here (a WELDING forum) to ask about welding and he got advised to rivet!!
                He obviously found someone who knew what they were doing.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by monte55 View Post
                  How did you fix it?


                  Still waiting on an answer. If he brings the plate, guess I'll end up welding it if thatís what he wants.

                  I think it's fine with the holes fixed. The rivets in it now have some sort of plastic sealer involved and there is a seal where it closes. It will be weld a few seconds and cool with a wet rag then repeat. Takes forever.

                  Its a strong enough case for guns, but its a fragile case when welding on it. So far there isn't one grounding clamp mark on it, but that could change in a hurry.

                  Has nobody done anything like this? I know aluminum welds can shrink around 6 percent so I'm still concerned about this thing opening and closing right.

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