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 Posted: 07-21-2005 04:12 pm
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Mark Rosenbaum

Joined: 03-12-2005
Location: Kingman, Arizona USA
Posts: 532
While fiberglass might work, the liquid metal will almost certainly fall apart fairly quickly.  IMHO, there's really no substitute for doing the job with steel.

If your damaged spots are only an inch or so long, you can fabricate replacement sections with simple hand tools.  These could then be welded or brazed in place -- or even silver-soldered.  Any excess beading could then be removed with a die grinder (one of those $10 electric ones from China should last long enough).

Alternately, where the rust damage is extensive, you'd be better off to fabricate an entire new lip rather than doing multiple spot repairs.  Some of the online tool stores sell various low-cost sheet metal fabrication devices, and one of these would seem ideal for this sort of job.