I can understand more Cowbells! but this many clamps...? nice work.
That looks great! I'll look into that. The standard helmets are just so unwieldy, that I have trouble both with viewing area & with clearance working in the tight spaces of the chassis. Obviously that stuff doesn't matter for bench work, so it really hasn't been a serious issue til now.Are you TIG welding?
I'd recommend the Optrel Weld Cap. I have one and it is the Dux Guts! So much vision and soooo comfortable.
I have been meaning to comment on thatI hope the Neighborhood Crime Watch doesn't catch the guy who stole their sign and used it for a spare tire compartment cover!
I hadn't considered that - why would filler on a weld behave any differently than on a panel, though? I'm using the body caulk wherever the frame sections are welded together, except for that aperture area, simply for aesthetics. My intention is to cut it back so that it simply fills the actual recesses, more than a 'solid' layer. Hmmmm......I have been meaning to comment on that
Not a very effective crime watch group or is the fox watching the hen house?
My only heartburn on using filler on a weld seam is it will crack over time and allow the ingress of water. I know you want it purty but using seam sealer would be a better solution for longevity in my mind.
I know it is SS in many areas but the stuff it is welded to is not, getting water in there is not a great future state.
Understood. I'm planning on caulking all the other frame/tub welds. Those three, I'll just have to hope the seam weld flexes less than the factory spot weld areas.The difference between a joint and a panel surface is the joint will work over time, ie there will be dynamic movement of the joint which will induce a crack in the rigid filler material which will crack the paint and then allow water into the joint.
Thus my point.
Worked on the right inner fender. Got the repair panel butt-welded in. New Optrel helmet came, it's really nice & also comfortable.
I'll caulk this side before paint & undercoat
a little filler to level it
Have some minor bits to level out, but happy to have the repair welded in.
Tony, it's a soft cap versionHussein I purchased an Optrel welding helmet in 1992, solar cell powered, still works like the day I purchased it. Back then it was $400 and I had to purchase it from a welding supplier. It was the first auto dimming helmet on the market. Show us a picture of what they now look like.
Yes, it does have a larger viewing area than my rigid helmet. Same shade range, 9-13.The welding mask seems to have a large viewing area. I cannot see if it is variable shade, mine is 9-13.
Currently sorting through electrical miswiring issues on Bob's car. In short, the engine will not crank.
Will get there.
Grimsby Ontario Canada.