Repairing holes drilled in frame

Sean Shameless

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I'm looking for information on how to repair holes the PO drilled in the frame in a number of places. They're holes from small self tapping screws.
 

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Brazing, Stick weld, MIG or TIG. What do you have access to?
Unfortunately I'm not much of a welder. We have a mig at my work sitting unused but I wouldn't dare try welding something like that on my own.
I just want to make it safe. I don't mind if I have to pay someone a couple bucks.
I googled around but wasn't seeing much.
I guess welding is the simple answer :)
 
welding is not as complicated as you think. these holes just need to be filled with welder, they will not be stressed, so even if you dont have pro skills its the best way to fix it.
Try few welds on some scrap metal, and then go for it. Afterwards grind off excess, repaint that part of the frame with spraycan and as a quick fix, its good.
 
welding is not as complicated as you think. these holes just need to be filled with welder, they will not be stressed, so even if you dont have pro skills its the best way to fix it.
Try few welds on some scrap metal, and then go for it. Afterwards grind off excess, repaint that part of the frame with spraycan and as a quick fix, its good.

Well that's encouraging, thanks!
Reading other posts online made me start to worry that this was a more major problem.
 
welding is not as complicated as you think. these holes just need to be filled with welder, they will not be stressed, so even if you dont have pro skills its the best way to fix it.
Try few welds on some scrap metal, and then go for it. Afterwards grind off excess, repaint that part of the frame with spraycan and as a quick fix, its good.
There's a mig at my work that's been sitting unused for years. I'm going to pick up a spool of flux core welding wire and see if I can get it going.
It occurred to me I have a couple old beat up bicycles my kids have grown out of. I'm thinking of drilling some holes in one and practicing on that. I know the wall thickness and metal might be a little different but can't hurt to try.
 
Try to practice on same gauge steel first, you will want to get that voltage perfect or you risk blowing bigger holes in your frame and that would suck.
 
Mig welding is the way to go. It's like an adult glue gun, but with metal. Make sure you clean the area you plan to weld down to bare metal for good clean contact and less impurities in the weld. After, just grind and sand the weld smooth to match the frame, and hit it with the paints so it won't rust.
 
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