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Hi all just want some advice
i'm attempting to restore my original contis they have pin holes and some walls are thin at the flange not the mayor surface .

we all know how rare these are so after stripping the chrome what type of filler are we using to fill the rust holes before rechroming.
silver solder , bronze , lead, help please

want to fill some small dents as well
shanetbird
2008 hypomootard
1982 SS
 

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I think that you may find, that when you go near them with a welding torch, not to mention the acid bath, that they fall apart.
 

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SHANETBIRD,
Give Peter a call on 07 54827553. I can't find his business card to give you his surname. He lives in Gympie and mufflers are his specialty and he works out of a well equipped shed on his property. I recently had some MV Agusta mufflers repaired by him and it was very good work. He also builds exhausts from scratch or from photos...but mainly for old classics. I am interested to know how you go so please keep us posted.
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After stripping off the chrome, you can fill scratches etc with silver solder, then file, block sand, finish sand, polish and give back to your chromer.

Anything that is too destroyed should be cut out, new sheet contoured and stitch welded back up by a certified welder who is up to the task. Further on dents you can cut along the dent crease, pull the metal back out and stitch weld up etc.

I have seen good welders weld up beer cans... yes it can be done like that on steel as well with no distorting of the metal, if you know the tricks [dry ice is a good one] and you know how to stretch and shrink metal.

This is not a garage machanic type job and should not be attempted by someone who has a welder in their shed and "knows how to weld".... You need to find a good restoration specialist / metal man [or woman] to get er done correctly.

It will be expensive to do, but worth while in the long run IF done correctly.

Good luck and keep us posted on your progress
 

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hay thanks all and steve @ bevel heaven
great macdesmo i will give this guy a call my daughter in bris vagus

truth is this fantastic guy on flea bay sold me a left side late conti
small dent but solid and i know of some good chromers in Melbourne

my own bikes left side has rust holes in the flange as well

if i remeber rightly i tried bronze in the 90's but silver soldier is a better choice
any way will keep informed great feedback hope for us all
shanetbird
 
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