How to PROPERLY Repair a Rust Hole in your Car or Truck (DIY for Beginners)

katma 29 Nis 2020
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Rust hole removal and repair. Repairing a rust hole in your car is something that should be done quickly to prevent it from spreading. You can easily do this at home with some practice and get the results you see in this video. I teach you the basics of what welder you want to use and how to weld so you can get started. I answer questions like, should you butt weld or lap weld floor panels? Rust is common at the wheel wells, quarter panels, rocker panels, and floor boards of cars and in this video I show the proper and most thorough way to remove and repair rust.
Buying this car for $300:
Rust Repair WITHOUT a Welder:
Cheap Flux Core Welder:
Cheap MIG Gas Welder:
Welder I Used:
Vent Tubing:
Full Face Respirator w/ Filters:
Rust Paint:
Sheet Metal Nibbler:
Angle Grinder:
Wire Wheel:
Digital Caliper:
Socket Set:

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  • MrAfgschmidt


    2 saatler önce

    "Cut And Butt"

  • Osman ilkhani

    Osman ilkhani

    4 saatler önce

    Do not talk sooo much , do your bot

  • Not_Real


    10 saatler önce

    Chris could really use some Rust-eze

  • Karpec


    20 saatler önce

    The shape looks like Africa

  • Logan Mancz

    Logan Mancz

    23 saatler önce

    is it me or did i see a kill switch on the right seat

  • Ryan Jones

    Ryan Jones

    Gün önce

    I have rust on the wheel wells on my truck. No rust anywhere else I'm going to figure it out ....maybe lol

  • Adam NZ

    Adam NZ

    Gün önce

    Enthusiasm 10/10
    Positivity 10/10
    Welding skill 3/10

  • Grunchy


    Gün önce

    Ok question: where to get Del Sol weatherstrip anymore?!

  • Daniel Oesterman

    Daniel Oesterman

    Gün önce

    Very detailed.

  • Reeve Kook

    Reeve Kook

    Gün önce

    Huh, so that’s why I never got good welds on body panels on my project car. I’m using my grandfathers welding mask, and I’m completely blind with it, even when welding the vision is dim and I can’t even tell if I’m welding in the right place, lol. Probably should get a new helmet. It could also be that I’m using a flux core welder, but whatever.

  • outside the box

    outside the box

    Gün önce

    I hope this gives people the confidence to just try things. thats how you learn! great video



    Gün önce

    please no one weld like this for anything but floor panel or non structural welds. Its not safe.

    • John Boy

      John Boy

      Gün önce

      What do you mean?

  • Francis Poulina

    Francis Poulina

    Gün önce

    A verry verry good teacher. Thumbs up for you.

  • No idea What's my name is

    No idea What's my name is

    Gün önce

    That’s a horrible weld not good at all

  • kx Kaz

    kx Kaz

    Gün önce

    Where do I get weather stripping for an eclipse?

  • Brok bb

    Brok bb

    2 gün önce

    Where's the turbo kit vid?

  • Ya Dog

    Ya Dog

    2 gün önce

    Forgot to mention that when tacking you need more voltage and less wire speed so you get a lot of heat but not a lot of material

  • Erik Svendsen

    Erik Svendsen

    2 gün önce

    Very great video. Thanks for the detail. Great job!

  • Erik Svendsen

    Erik Svendsen

    2 gün önce

    Pop rivets and glue is way cheaper

  • Erik Svendsen

    Erik Svendsen

    2 gün önce

    Alot of wořk for sn old car?

  • Brandon Rose

    Brandon Rose

    2 gün önce

    Just so everyone knows, that’s not considered good welding...good thing it was under the seat.

  • Dolan White

    Dolan White

    2 gün önce

    Good, africa is no more

  • Will Wright

    Will Wright

    2 gün önce

    Chris has like 8 hands I swear

  • Michael Otero

    Michael Otero

    2 gün önce

    Where did you get the weather stripping Chris?

    • ChrisFix


      2 gün önce

      A fan got it from a junkyard for me!

  • Dave's NOT Here!

    Dave's NOT Here!

    2 gün önce

    30:39 Damn dude don't nut yourself!

  • Will Wright

    Will Wright

    3 gün önce

    oh god that typical Del Sol lower quarter panel rot. I don't miss those days, but I do miss my Del Sol

  • theeroom


    3 gün önce

    the drill comes with the 'Merc' hand grip. good recoil control and hip fire accuracy - _

  • Explicit Drizzy

    Explicit Drizzy

    3 gün önce

    When is the turbo kit gonna be installed

  • Matthew Abt

    Matthew Abt

    3 gün önce

    I have too many holes in my Dakota:( frame is ok tho

  • Moritz Mödlin

    Moritz Mödlin

    3 gün önce

    My school teacher would have killed me if my welds had looked like that. 😅
    But anyways nice job 👍

    • Mac101


      11 saatler önce

      Voltage too low or wire speed too high?

  • AstraG ProjectMax

    AstraG ProjectMax

    4 gün önce

    When you said : If your hole is really big , My wife screamed : Is he talking about me again ? ....

  • No Sol

    No Sol

    4 gün önce

    Man, as a del sol owner, there is no way to stop it leaking, also great vids man

  • AUXL


    4 gün önce

    chris:say 100 buck is cheap
    me trying to get 30$ :(

  • Boss Dog

    Boss Dog

    4 gün önce

    I love your enthusiasm Chris.
    You always have a lot of good information.
    You always make it seem so simple to do stuff.
    Love nibblers. They're the bee's knees for working on sheet metal..

  • hedegaard8


    4 gün önce

    I'm wondering where he gets all his cars?!?! Otherwise these videos are very good - the best part is that this Chris lad is very meticulous and dosent want to "take short cuts" thats the best and most informative for me at least.

  • Kieran Donnelly

    Kieran Donnelly

    4 gün önce

    Thank you, such a clear explanation!!!

  • Беломорканал


    4 gün önce

    hammered dog shit

  • Santiago Elias

    Santiago Elias

    4 gün önce

    Anybody notice flat right front tire on that hummer in the background?

  • bloody geezy

    bloody geezy

    5 gün önce

    The handsome belief predictably grab because bangle secondarily clean abaft a roasted harbor. tasteless, unhealthy peak

  • Bolivar Vendetta

    Bolivar Vendetta

    5 gün önce

    do I need welder glasses to watch this?

  • Jared Patterson

    Jared Patterson

    5 gün önce

    He's like NileRed, you watch just to listen lol (but you do learn)

  • tom thompson

    tom thompson

    5 gün önce

    good video ,,, but seriously ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, calm down.

  • Ix Scorpio

    Ix Scorpio

    5 gün önce

    Does anyone know where I can get window weatherstrips for a 93 Honda Civic sedan

  • Kelvarian_Gaming _

    Kelvarian_Gaming _

    5 gün önce

    Hey chris. I saw you talking about the turbo kit. When do u plan to show us how?

  • C Cometcal

    C Cometcal

    5 gün önce

    Sheet metal work is my weakness.
    I feel more confident now.

  • Muaaz Mahomed

    Muaaz Mahomed

    6 gün önce

    Anyone else notice Africa in the thumbnail? :/

  • Spectre


    6 gün önce

    When are you installing that turbo kit? I think that would be a neat video.

  • hangugeohaksaeng


    6 gün önce

    So, did you move to NJ from Philly? The way you pronounce "water" as "wooder" is classic Philly. Is it also just classic NJ?

  • Jose Arellano

    Jose Arellano

    6 gün önce

    I have a question for you I have a truck with some rust on the bed of the truck on the out side on the driver side is that fixable or I have to replace the whole bed if you could give me an answer I would be very thankful.

  • Sindhu Sojan

    Sindhu Sojan

    6 gün önce

    Why does the hole in the thumbnail look like Africa?

  • TheBrodarica


    6 gün önce

    7:12 Toto - Africa tune starts playing

  • Ram Z

    Ram Z

    7 gün önce

    Is there a proper way to repair a rusted hole on my heart? :(

  • salahdin beddi

    salahdin beddi

    7 gün önce

    whe youte going to instal the freaking turbo kit

    • FedoraSmoker


      6 gün önce

      he recently hyped it up on insta, so soon maybe

  • Chickenlead


    7 gün önce

    Clutch replacement on del sol?

  • Altrunchen


    7 gün önce

    I bless the rust down in Africa :^)

    • Skylar’s Showcase Videos

      Skylar’s Showcase Videos

      3 gün önce

      @ChrisFix i know right🤣🤣 i guess your car was partnered up with africa

    • ChrisFix


      7 gün önce


  • Gordn Ramsi

    Gordn Ramsi

    8 gün önce

    Thought this would take 100 men or more

    • Gordn Ramsi

      Gordn Ramsi

      7 gün önce

      yeah a few of the guys might be tools

    • ChrisFix


      7 gün önce

      You don't need that many tools to get it done!

  • Rick Totz

    Rick Totz

    8 gün önce

    Chevy Silverado owners know what you’re talking about

  • Nigelnightmare


    8 gün önce

    Very nicely done.

  • Nigelnightmare


    8 gün önce

    Re the nibbler.
    Get a magnetic pickup to clear the swath.
    It gets everywhere!!

  • Viktor Molnár

    Viktor Molnár

    8 gün önce

    Wery nice work. Thanks for the video.

  • Frodude1245 And Asien boi

    Frodude1245 And Asien boi

    8 gün önce

    Still waiting on the turbo video install! Cant wait to see this del sol be taken to the track❤️

  • Juancarlos Mejia

    Juancarlos Mejia

    9 gün önce

    Would you do a car raffle ? I’d love to win a car that you worked on lol

  • Mauri Nicolas

    Mauri Nicolas

    9 gün önce

    The godly conifer natively punish because curtain uniquely flower out a broken periodical. delightful, early interviewer

  • GermanPlayer 11

    GermanPlayer 11

    10 gün önce

    Im so excited for the turbokit Video :D

  • DaherTheGoat _

    DaherTheGoat _

    10 gün önce

    When u gonna do the turbo

  • emmy sra

    emmy sra

    10 gün önce

    too much talking and i hate talking

  • Сергей Чупраков

    Сергей Чупраков

    10 gün önce

    Жаль нет на русском.

  • pamela angela

    pamela angela

    10 gün önce

    The faded daughter optimally exercise because brain gratifyingly trouble times a plausible gum. petite, humdrum perfume

  • P N

    P N

    11 gün önce

    Legend Chris

  • Wicklash


    11 gün önce

    A good tip I learned in welding school, the thinner the metal, more tacks you should use

  • The Dolt

    The Dolt

    11 gün önce

    I love this kid's enthusiasm.....

  • Stoweby


    12 gün önce

    It doesn't really matter I guess but there is one thing I would recommend people do when cutting the rust out. If you leave a radius instead of leaving sharp edges around your cutout it reduces the risk for cracking in the corners.

  • Boris Pernichev

    Boris Pernichev

    12 gün önce

    Can't wait to see the turbo del sol project!! *You're awsome, man!!*

  • Vincent Arquisola

    Vincent Arquisola

    12 gün önce

    bruh the del sol is like the forgotten middle child

  • mokshavortice


    13 gün önce

    Can i use JB weld instead of an actual welder?

  • Brian T Parent

    Brian T Parent

    13 gün önce

    That KN 95 Mask is overkill for just dust particles. I think you need to research more.

  • Walter Alvarez

    Walter Alvarez

    13 gün önce

    Great video

  • Francois Theron

    Francois Theron

    13 gün önce

    Good info but tone it down a bit. Way too animated! Meant as positive criticism.

  • Juan Hernandez

    Juan Hernandez

    14 gün önce

    The reflective gazelle topically haunt because viscose initially introduce down a spotty hydrofoil. jittery, amuck begonia

  • Johanna Wechselberger

    Johanna Wechselberger

    14 gün önce

    Wow, I learned more in this video than in any hour at school in the past... very very good explainations, Thank you so much! I've an old CJ6 with some rust and want to repair it myself. Your metalnibbler is the next tool on my list... Thanks for that!!!! All the best, cheers from Austria

  • Mazda mx 5 NA

    Mazda mx 5 NA

    14 gün önce

    That hole looks like Africa lol

  • florret2003


    14 gün önce

    Aviation sheet metal snips work great for trimming.

  • Alex B

    Alex B

    14 gün önce

    It's not car, it's garbage

  • Ozzyosmon


    15 gün önce

    Awesome video, found out I was doing some stuff wrong, very informative, thanks!

  • Andy Ramz

    Andy Ramz

    15 gün önce

    Very helpful thanks

  • H.K Pingue

    H.K Pingue

    15 gün önce

    The hole looks like Africa

  • GamerGuyDK 2803

    GamerGuyDK 2803

    15 gün önce

    4:36 hahahah Killswitch found. Gotta change it again bro

  • nhunjnhnjkhnkjnhn


    15 gün önce

    Lol that suspension mounting point is 'fixed' yeah sure it is Chrisy sure it is ;)

  • dave houston

    dave houston

    16 gün önce

    sweet project cars had a great tip for floorboards. Take baby oil and completely cover the floor board then cover in a piece of thick garbage bag then put carpet back over. THe light baby oil will get in every crack and crevice and the garbage bag will make sure it doesn't seep into carpet. That will prevent any rust from the inside of car where your feet drag in salt and crap in winter.

  • John Bower

    John Bower

    16 gün önce

    Why didn't you grind the welds down to make it smooth and blend in with the factory sheetmetal?

  • Oscar Bernal

    Oscar Bernal

    16 gün önce

    Only if I did this to my dads f250 before he sold it

  • NightHawk J30

    NightHawk J30

    16 gün önce

    Those Welds are beautiful excellent installation Chris.

  • CA Hones

    CA Hones

    16 gün önce

    I have no rust on my car, but here I am watching a video on how to repair it...

  • matt284fun


    16 gün önce

    🎶 ohhh I wonder what’s inside your rust hole, what’s inside your rust hole I really wanna know! 🎶

  • Mathew Reynolds

    Mathew Reynolds

    16 gün önce

    What if inside my gas door is rusty how do I fix that Chris?

  • It’s Josh Ruiz

    It’s Josh Ruiz

    17 gün önce

    when is that turbo vid coming super excited!!!!

  • Cory Glenn

    Cory Glenn

    17 gün önce

    Dude, this is one of the best tutorials I've seen on Youtube! No BS just substance very clean and thorough. Thank you for posting

  • Philippe Plouviez

    Philippe Plouviez

    17 gün önce

    Le mec il parle plus qu'il travail, c'est fatiguant

  • Jorge Medina

    Jorge Medina

    17 gün önce

    I have a Honda civic I really like this car but it already has several holes in the floor and I have not found someone to repair it, many tell me to throw it away

  • Jorge Medina

    Jorge Medina

    17 gün önce

    Hello friend Cris, how are you? If you have all the tools, it would be nice if you could travel where one needs your help.