Quick Tip: Seam Sealer vs. Grinder


  Grinding welds can eat up a bunch of time off the clock.  Bay One Customs demonstrates their way of reducing some of that lost time by using Eastwood's 2K Self-Leveling Seam Sealer.

Having finished welding the seams and unwanted bolt holes on our truck frame, we are moving toward a goal of "judge slick".  If there are high and low spots in the welds, we want to do a minimum of grinding to take care of both.  The usual safety tips apply, like gloves, eye protection, body armor, etc.  Otherwise, the key points to our process are:

  • Grind to level the high spots of the weld.
  • Clean the surface with compressed air and your favorite pre-cleaner
  • Mix product well.  (We mix the seam sealer on a board, instead of using the factory tip)
  • Apply a light film of the blended product to the low spots of the weld
  • Remove excess product and blend edges, letting product settle into low spots

  For our Eastwood Friends, and for all the visual learners, like us, out there, we are recording a lot of our build processes for digital posterity. As a bonus, we're posting this exclusive footage, online, for the betterment of the world.  We're kinda new to this, and our video-grapher is also our custodian, so please don't mind the quality too much...



 

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