Quick Tip: Seam Sealer vs. Grinder
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...