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    Default Welding on a Ferari - Filler metal

    I have to weld what is called a signature badge on a Ferari which is on the fender near the winshield.

    Any recommendations on what filler to use.

    1100 series that is soft with a low melting point.

    4043

    5356

    I think 4043 would be my guess without knowing what aluminum body panels are made from.

    Thanks in advance.

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    you know what they say "When in Milan".

    I really have nothing helpful to add.
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    Default welding on a Ferrari

    Portable,
    try this link to alcotec.
    http://www.alcotec.com/us/en/support/index.cfm

    pick the selection chart from the menu on the left.

    I would really try to find out what the alloy is for the body. The liability would scare me alot so be careful.

    good luck I would love to see how it comes out.

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    Were the originals welded on? I'd be afraid of warpage, will you be able to 'work it back' after welding? I don't know a thing about Ferrari and restoration accuracy, could the piece be epoxied like so many badges on cars are today?
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    The car is at the body shop being redone, As far as liability goes, Its only a fender and no it cant be epoxied.

    Since its not a structural part, Nor will it be anodized - 40/43 it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Portable Welder View Post
    The car is at the body shop being redone, As far as liability goes, Its only a fender and no it cant be epoxied.

    Since its not a structural part, Nor will it be anodized - 40/43 it is.
    Before you take the attitude of "its only a fender", check out these prices.
    http://www.ferrparts.com/search.php?...&submit=Search
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    What is the vintage on the car?


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    I've got $2,000,000.00 of liability coverage.

    I work on machines that cost over $ 200,000.00 all the time so a little fender is nothing to sweat over.

    I never asked what the vintage of the car was, I would guess not more than 15 years old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Portable Welder View Post
    I've got $2,000,000.00 of liability coverage.

    I work on machines that cost over $ 200,000.00 all the time so a little fender is nothing to sweat over.

    I never asked what the vintage of the car was, I would guess not more than 15 years old.
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    Worked on the Ferrari today and every thing turned out perfectly.

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