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Old 12-31-2006, 06:44 AM
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I have 2 small dents in my aluminum swim platform i just bought what is the best to fix them? They are at each corner I will have it powder coated when I fix the dents.
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Old 12-31-2006, 03:21 PM
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Old 12-31-2006, 04:14 PM
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aluminum can be hard to work with, you could use an aluminum filler rod and a small torch to fill the dent, just be carefull not to burn through, or you could use a two part epoxy that gets real hard like JB weld. some people have even used a filler almost like bondo but made for marine use.
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Weld it up and regrind. Just find a welder that does alum. Not a biggie.
With them being on the corners, that might be worth considering to fix permamently (welding) as more prone to dock rashes. Where as a filler type of repair might not hold stay put if you contact the dock again. especially after going to the trouble to remove, repair, repowdercoat the platform.
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Give me a call and I will be glad to offer some suggestions.

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