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Chassis Welding

  • 03-04-2021 6:41pm
    Registered Users Posts: 295 ✭✭

    Ive have a Classic Impreza and want to get the underneath all fixed up and sealed so its protected. They are know for rusting as can see the tell tale signss.
    I am thinking of getting these guys to do it as them seem to do quality work at a good price 40/hr

    Anyone used them?


  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators Posts: 4,939 Mod ✭✭✭✭kadman

    Mig welding daily rate at 300+13.5% vat seems reasonable enough
    Approximately about 50 euro an hour.
    And 80 euro per patch does not sound excessive.

    But you get a better idea on budget if you get a specific price, for a specific repair.
    But its hard to get that.
    Lets say a heater channel on a beetle at 300 euro may sound ok. But your beetle needs to be
    ready for welding in the channel straight away.
    No point in delivering a beetle with a rusted out channel, and expect to get a new channel in for 300 euro,
    ans expect the old one removed into the bargain.

    Thats why a specific price for specific work gives you a better handle on your budget.

    I have seen numerous projects unfinished because of misunderstanding over pricing. Its a quagmire.

  • Registered Users Posts: 295 ✭✭vjmcdonnell

    And with rust u can only see what's in the surface and there isn't any way of knowing what's under it.
    More interested to know if anyone here has used them and what their experience was.

  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 12,412 Mod ✭✭✭✭blue5000

    Slightly off topic, apologies for bringing up an old thread. What sort of paint are people using for chassis/under body of their classic cars after welding?

    If the seat's wet, sit on yer hat, a cool head is better than a wet ar5e.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,166 ✭✭✭MrCostington

    I've not had to do any welding yet (touch wood) but have peeled back some old underseal and cleaned off surface rust. Then zinc primer (3 coats to be sure) and this underseal.

    See my previous thread on this, some good advice there

  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 12,412 Mod ✭✭✭✭blue5000

    Thanks Mr C, went with owlatrol oil, brushed it on, left it to dry for about 2 days. Then put about 5% owlatrol in an old can of black rustoleum paint I had left over from another job and brushed that on top. Will see how it goes.

    If the seat's wet, sit on yer hat, a cool head is better than a wet ar5e.

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