We set the quarter in place after applying the 8115 Panel Bond adhesive and used self tapping screws to secure it. The we allowed the panel bond to dry. Panel bond is an adhesive that work well for installing panels. However, there are still locations on most panels where I would prefer to weld. I have even heard of people using this adhesive for their sectioning location (where the quarter attaches to the sail panel) but I feel much better welding this.
I am also going to plug weld all of the rear welds along the tail light and rear body panel and a few plug weld on the front (quarter to pillar) area.
We plug welded all of the plug weld locations using a MIG welder. Then we welded the section location using a combination of plug welds and lap welds. As mentioned in the video, it is important for all parts to be secure. Self tapping screws, rivets, or clamps can be used. You may also need to push or hammer areas to be certain the parts are secure. You do not want to weld if there is a gap between the two panels being welded.
Care must be taken not to overheat the metal when welding. If overheated, this will cause the metal to warp. One method to help eliminate this problem is to alternate you weld locations by making short welds. This is not going to make the prettiest welds, as with a continuous weld, but we are going to grind them off anyway.
Once welded, we use a grinder to grind the welds. The we can apply fiberglass filler or seam sealer depending on the location to seal the weld to prevent corrosion from occurring later on.
To stay updated for more auto body and paint training and news, please subscribe to us at http://CollisionBlast.com