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Restoring Stainless Steel Part

I am working on various parts with a similar condition, the one pictured is an exhaust heat shield which is I believe Stainless(it is non magnetic and the condition as pictured is after 17 years of ...
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Patching a hole in a dirt bike exhaust

I have a 1974 Honda Xl125 exhaust pipe which has a crack in it. I attempted to weld the crack, creating a hole accidentally. How should I properly patch the hole? Here is a link to a photo for ...
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Metalic smell when banging fender panel

I was trying to bang out dents in a fender panel from the backside. Whilst banging I smelt and inhaled a lot of metalic smelling particles go into the air and I inhaled through mouth and nose. I did ...
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Stripped metal screw hole - how to fill it (and not use a larger screw)

This is to do with the screw that goes into the seat rail of my car. The screw is a Torx screw and someone managed to cross-thread it and they then replaced it with a regular screw of a larger size. I ...
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Attaching metal pieces inside latch-epoxy strong enough?

In the picture below , I need to reattach two metal pieces located in the tailgate latch assembly on 2014 Ford Escape . The two metal pieces are located on middle right hand side of picture. The ...
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How to patch holes in the van floor?

While replacing the van's carpet I noticed there're a few holes in the floor that started to rust around edges. There's no isolation or any protection between the floor and the ground, you can see ...
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How thick should sheet metal be for steel wheel tubs?

As the title asks when building wheel tubs for a hot rod what sheet metal thickness should you use to build your wheel tubs?
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Is there a suggested wall thickness for steel tubing when building frames?

Looking into building a frame for a hotrod I've seen different sizes used for different size vehicles such as 2" x 2" or 2" x 3" box tubing and circular steel tubing but I am unsure if a .188 wall is ...
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How do I remove a broken drill bit from metal?

I was building a mount for my custom bobber. My 1/4" carbide drill bit broke off into 3/4" plate of steel. How do I remove it?
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What is an English Wheel and how do I use one?

What exactly is an English Wheel? How can I use one?