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Old 06-29-2019, 08:59 AM   #1
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Aluminum patch material for 2016 FC

Can anyone confirm that this sheet metal 2024 Aluminum would be the correct material for a patch on my 2016 FC??
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I cannot confirm one way or the other. I used 6061 T6 aluminum in .040" thickness. I think that is the AS shell aluminum thickness. I bought it from Amazon. They list many thicknesses and grades in various sizes. I bought a 12x12 piece and used part of it, a 6x8 piece for my patch. Initially I was going to make patches but decided to try to use the larger rivets and EHB tape first. The sheet I bought was 16.85 and Amazon Prime.
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I cannot confirm one way or the other. I used 6061 T6 aluminum in .040" thickness. I think that is the AS shell aluminum thickness. I bought it from Amazon. They list many thicknesses and grades in various sizes. I bought a 12x12 piece and used part of it, a 6x8 piece for my patch. Initially I was going to make patches but decided to try to use the larger rivets and EHB tape first. The sheet I bought was 16.85 and Amazon Prime.
I used Olympic rivets for several reasons and am not through yet. I also tried to match the spacing of the factory rivets.Click image for larger version

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Thanks for your help. Your patch looks nice.

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Aluminum Repair

Encountered severe hail storm when driving in Wyoming. Have several dimples the size of quarters in upper front roof panels. Can these be repaired by an auto body shop or do the section panels need to be replaced? It's purely cosmetic, no structural damage, so don't want to spend a lot to repair. Any suggestions? Thanks.
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