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    this job come in today,,, its a dent

    im going to fix it,

    first i use a stud gun (it welds the sticks onto the panel) and start pulling the dent out.

    next i take pictures and post them to the internet.

    later i will use a hammer and dolly,, and start bondo and paint,, but we are not there yet.





    Anything you could do, I could do better.
    I can do anything better than you!
    Lockheed Martin
    Armco Steel, Baltimore
    USW local #3185

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    Anything you could do, I could do better.
    I can do anything better than you!
    Lockheed Martin
    Armco Steel, Baltimore
    USW local #3185

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    • #3
      Baseball Bat ?

      Is that as baseball bat ?
      Is that to put the dent In or Take it out ?

      Just kiddin', Good start.
      Keep us posted on your progress !

      ............. Norm
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      • #4
        When I first started removing dents from cars an older wiser body man once told me. "Study the damage, figure out how it occurred, which part happened first and last. Start where the damage occurred last and work toward where it happened first and you'll save yourself a lot of aggravation and stretched metal."

        I've always used this approach with great success. It doesn't matter if it's a little ding or scrape or if the core support is 6" away from the firewall.

        Hope this helps.
        Blondie (Owner C & S Automotive)

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        • #5
          i tell you what i do need,,,,, the stupid radio code for this honda

          the radio number is U2420 L2537

          hope someone here can get me it! LOL crosses fingers
          Anything you could do, I could do better.
          I can do anything better than you!
          Lockheed Martin
          Armco Steel, Baltimore
          USW local #3185

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          • #6
            Heck you could have worked that dent out without ever firing up the stud gun.....should have had complete access from the back side.once you pulled the tail light would have been easy and probably not much hammer dolly work ....Jim
            Welding in Crete
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            Some really cool hammers BIG and small

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            • #7
              Bondo.

              Real bodymen use lead.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by SundownIII View Post
                Bondo.

                Real bodymen use lead.
                Haven't you heard? Lead is now considered both environmentally and politically incorrect.

                I guess I'll be incorrect!
                Blondie (Owner C & S Automotive)

                Colt the original point & click interface!

                Millermatic 35 with spot panel
                Miller 340A/BP
                Victor O/A torches
                Lincoln SP125
                Too many other tools to list

                03 Ram 1500
                78 GS1000
                82 GL1100 Interstate

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by stugots View Post
                  i tell you what i do need,,,,, the stupid radio code for this honda

                  the radio number is U2420 L2537

                  hope someone here can get me it! LOL crosses fingers
                  To get the radio code you will have to take the radio and the title to a Honda dealer (parts dept) and they can either look it up or call Honda and get it. The reason for all of this BS is to prevent theft. I had an Accord I had to do just that with. The part that ticked me off is when I pulled in the lot I hadn't even got out of my truck yet and they wanted to sell me a new car, then as I was leaving a different salesman (liar) tried the very same thing.
                  Blondie (Owner C & S Automotive)

                  Colt the original point & click interface!

                  Millermatic 35 with spot panel
                  Miller 340A/BP
                  Victor O/A torches
                  Lincoln SP125
                  Too many other tools to list

                  03 Ram 1500
                  78 GS1000
                  82 GL1100 Interstate

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                  • #10
                    yea,, i dont even want to deal with a dealership in the correct way, as im not the owner and i have no title,,, im hoping someone here may work for honda and could pm the code,,, so i dont need to do all that...

                    in the morning im going to call dealership parts counters and try to sweet talk the code from someone over the phone.

                    but im no good at sweet talking due to my abrasive personality.
                    Anything you could do, I could do better.
                    I can do anything better than you!
                    Lockheed Martin
                    Armco Steel, Baltimore
                    USW local #3185

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                    • #11
                      Anything you could do, I could do better.
                      I can do anything better than you!
                      Lockheed Martin
                      Armco Steel, Baltimore
                      USW local #3185

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by SundownIII View Post
                        Bondo.

                        Real bodymen use lead.
                        You're not using lead on that area of a new car........more warpage than you'll want to deal with....coming froma bodyman who uses lead.
                        Welding in Crete
                        Syncrowave 350 LX
                        Millermatic 252
                        Millermatic 180 w Spoolgun
                        Miller Gold Seal 155
                        Miller Elite welding helmet
                        JD2 Tubing bender with Hydraulic conversion
                        Evolution Raptor15" SteelDry Cut Saw
                        Hypertherm Powermax 30
                        Some really cool hammers BIG and small

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                        • #13
                          Uho,

                          Yeah. If you haven't figured it out, I was pulling his leg a bit.

                          Nothing wrong with bondo if used properly. I first used it in the 60's with a Corvette I had. Little hard to use lead on fiberglas.

                          Problem with bondo is that so many people use it wrong. Use it as a "crutch" to get around poor bodywork.

                          This new hi-strength steel used today, I'm sure, would throw me a curve. I was taught how to use a torch and wet rag to shrink metal by my uncle more years ago than I care to think about. I'm sure it wouldn't work with todays materials.
                          Syncrowave 250 DX Tigrunner
                          Dynasty 200 DX
                          Miller XMT 304 w/714D Feeder & Optima Control
                          Miller MM 251 w/Q300 & 30A SG
                          Hobart HH187
                          Dialarc 250 AC/DC
                          Hypertherm PM 600 & 1250
                          Wilton 7"x12" bandsaw
                          PC Dry Cut Saw, Dewalt Chop Saw
                          Milwaukee 8" Metal Cut Saw, Milwaukee Portaband.
                          Thermco and Smith (2) Gas Mixers
                          More grinders than hands

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                          • #14
                            bumper bracket reinforcement technique

                            Anything you could do, I could do better.
                            I can do anything better than you!
                            Lockheed Martin
                            Armco Steel, Baltimore
                            USW local #3185

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by SundownIII View Post
                              Uho,

                              Yeah. If you haven't figured it out, I was pulling his leg a bit.

                              Nothing wrong with bondo if used properly. I first used it in the 60's with a Corvette I had. Little hard to use lead on fiberglas.

                              Problem with bondo is that so many people use it wrong. Use it as a "crutch" to get around poor bodywork.

                              This new hi-strength steel used today, I'm sure, would throw me a curve. I was taught how to use a torch and wet rag to shrink metal by my uncle more years ago than I care to think about. I'm sure it wouldn't work with todays materials.
                              It still works ..Just a little more temperamental than the older stuff......I did some lead work recently on a 70 nova hood that I welded a cowl scoop on.........lemme tell yuh the hood took the heat no problem,the aftermarket scoop on the other hand wanted to walk all over.....had to refine my method a wee bit but it worked out ok.. Jim
                              Welding in Crete
                              Syncrowave 350 LX
                              Millermatic 252
                              Millermatic 180 w Spoolgun
                              Miller Gold Seal 155
                              Miller Elite welding helmet
                              JD2 Tubing bender with Hydraulic conversion
                              Evolution Raptor15" SteelDry Cut Saw
                              Hypertherm Powermax 30
                              Some really cool hammers BIG and small

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