Will 0.016" Sheet Patch This?
On my '64 Streamline Countess there is a series of gashes in one panel that I'd like to patch. The previous owner covered them with some kind of metallic tape and it seems to be working, but I'd like to patch over it with aluminum. Rather than having several small patches, I think that it would look slightly less distracting if I covered the entire strip of that panel with a single strip of aluminum.
I can get a 12" width by several feet long strip of 0.016" 2024 T3 for about $5/foot which would allow me to make an approximately 10" x 132" patch to cover this, but is that too thin? There's plenty of good, solid panel to back it so maybe this will be fine. It would save me from having to buy a full 4' x 12' x 0.032" sheet which is 3 times more than I need.