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How to patch up drilled holes?

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I have screwed up and drilled one to many holes in my Tj07, is there anything I can do to patch them up?
post #2 of 12
In what area - the pretty exterior or the interior? If it's not the exterior, you can use a torch and a brazing rod. Fairly inexpensive (~$15) if you already have a high-temp torch, but in a confined area or at a difficult angle it may not be do-able. Or you can take it to just about any shop that has a TIG welder and ask them to patch it for you, probably only paying for their time.
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In what area - the pretty exterior or the interior? If it's not the exterior, you can use a torch and a brazing rod. Fairly inexpensive (~$15) if you already have a high-temp torch, but in a confined area or at a difficult angle it may not be do-able. Or you can take it to just about any shop that has a TIG welder and ask them to patch it for you, probably only paying for their time.
hmmm, ok ill take it to a local welder. Cheers bud.
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Even easier is to use JB Weld and let it dry then sand it down and paint over it. No need to take it to a welder or use expensive tools.
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Even easier is to use JB Weld and let it dry then sand it down and paint over it. No need to take it to a welder or use expensive tools.
Now that's exactly the type of solution I was looking for. Just done a quick google search and it's perfect. Thanks mate.
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First choice is of course JB weld as mentioned by S.M.
If you need a harder substance, Lead solder would be the second choice, with brazing third (due to high heat and harder to sand/grind).

As discussed in another thread, if you need to powder coat over the hole, you cant use JB weld. there is an aluminum based powder coating filler that is available via Google called "Lab-Metal" filler.

Easy way to solder in the hole would be to get some high temp tape (powder coating). Tape one side of the hole and fill the other side with the solder.

I am just mentioning these options, although you already have your answer in case someone needs these options and reads your thread.
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You could also..

thread (tap) the hole and insert a bolt until the backside is flush then cut the head off

use Super Alloy 1 and a solder gun

install a LED light and do something cool with it!

install a rocker switch for ultimate PC security - disable it when you're away!

apply a small piece of aluminum HVAC duct tape to both sides of the hole
post #8 of 12
This thread is actually rather useful to me so I bookmarked it, I bought my Jeantech Aqua case off a friend who used to have a reservoir mounted on the exterior of the case and since I bought it I've been wanting to fill them in.

Thanks!
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Thanks for all the suggestions, I'll let u know the outcome once I have done it
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Those solutions are fine unless you want to powder coat. Then I don't think they'll work. Have to use something like Alvin's Lab Metal to fill in the aluminum.
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