Core_shot.JPG
For this demonstration, a previously filled core shot was cut out.
tape_area.JPG
Tape around repair area. Cut out loose material, sand, clean with base cleaner and wipe dry.
warm_area.JPG
Warm repair area with 100°C iron on Teflon sheet, heat gun or hair dryer.
metal_grip-core.JPG
Melt metal grip onto core with tip of iron.
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Let metal grip cool & harden, trim, sand & clean.
welding_rod.JPG
Feeding welding rod to iron tip and smearing into gouge.
tip_shape.JPG
View of soldering tip over weld and welding rod.
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Weld to above base with no depressions. Let cool and harden.
trimming.JPG
Lightly and repeatedly cut excess material with panzer file. Increase pressure as necessary.
debris.JPG
View of weld trimmings and progress.
tear_out.JPG
Trimmed to base with panzer only, but some tear out occurred. Functionally OK but not ideal, aesthetically undesirable. opportunity to show patching.
patch.JPG
Patched smaller holes by melting material on back of tip and smearing after cleaning and sanding to fix tear-out.
trim_patch.JPG
Trimmed patch with panzer only to base level. Alternatively, stop just before base and switch to finer cutting and smooth options.
finish_tools.JPG
Sanded, filed & scraped to even out and feather weld to blend with base.
results1.JPG
View of weld. Not perfect but more than adequate functionally. Can be improved upon with taking more time and stopping use of panzer sooner and using finish tools.
Results2.JPG
Different lighting shows more positive looking results.
structuring.JPG
Aggressive structuring with rilling tool blends appearance further. Ready for resanding and rilling for finer structure, clean and wax.
wax_polished.JPG
Cleaned w/base cleaner, hot scraped and then waxed w/Race Base, brushed and waxed w/P1 spray, brushed & polished.