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big_j
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steel panel bonding

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Question. What steel>steel bonding compound have people used and would people recommend for restoration work as a supplement for welding panel flanges and overlaps.... maybe even as a replacement for none structural panel joints.

Ive seen the 3M panel bond and also the Sikaflex 221 plus many others advertised.

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Was recommended Kent quick seal for bonding panels. Is your left outer sill rusty, i have a NOS genuine vw left sill for sale.
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the central and inner sills are good and solid thankfully. its the front and rear arches plus steps, lower b-pillar sliding door bottom... tailgate bottom all the usual places.

I was thinking of bonding talgate lower and sliding door lower outer to help prevent distortion..... probably the least of my worries though.
 
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big_j wrote: 15 Apr 2021, 09:31 the central and inner sills are good and solid thankfully. its the front and rear arches plus steps, lower b-pillar sliding door bottom... tailgate bottom all the usual places.

I was thinking of bonding talgate lower and sliding door lower outer to help prevent distortion..... probably the least of my worries though.
 


I doubt you’ll be able to bond them fully , you need good access so they can be clamped properly to get minimal sealant for the most stable joint

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For structural like panels on the unibody I would use welding, maybe some 2K adhesives.
1K PU mastics are for addon things like hightops
 
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