How to PROPERLY Repair a Rust Hole in your Car or Truck (DIY for Beginners)

Rust hole removal and repair. Repairing a rust hole in your car is something that should be done quickly to prevent it from spreading. You can easily do this at home with some practice and get the results you see in this video. I teach you the basics of what welder you want to use and how to weld so you can get started. I answer questions like, should you butt weld or lap weld floor panels? Rust is common at the wheel wells, quarter panels, rocker panels, and floor boards of cars and in this video I show the proper and most thorough way to remove and repair rust.
Buying this car for $300:
Rust Repair WITHOUT a Welder:
Cheap Flux Core Welder:
Cheap MIG Gas Welder:
Welder I Used:
Vent Tubing:
Full Face Respirator w/ Filters:
Rust Paint:
Sheet Metal Nibbler:
Angle Grinder:
Wire Wheel:
Digital Caliper:
Socket Set:

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  1. eriknoi05

    eriknoi0510 tuntia sitten

    7:13 looks like africa lol

  2. Rocketman Gaming

    Rocketman Gaming11 tuntia sitten

    The flintstones really needed this guy 😂🤷🏻‍♂️

  3. Corey Smith

    Corey Smith13 tuntia sitten

    What about fiberglass cloth and body putty? Wouldn’t that be easier and last just about forever?

  4. Quinton Clyde

    Quinton Clyde5 tuntia sitten

    Theres a higher chance of moistures getting inside the fiber glass or body filler than there is of the new metal rusting out

  5. Disaster In The Homeshop

    Disaster In The Homeshop16 tuntia sitten

    great video but scrap that heap hahah

  6. Phillip Marable

    Phillip Marable17 tuntia sitten

    Where can I pick up a sheet metal nibbler

  7. TJ Marx

    TJ MarxPäivä sitten

    11:57 Is there a reason why you wouldn't trace the shape from underneath from the start instead of eyeballing it from the top then refining it later? Genuine question.

  8. Laku Gamer

    Laku GamerPäivä sitten

    Chris you said youre going to install the turbo someday... Still waiting after 10 months

  9. lick lickerson

    lick lickersonPäivä sitten

    Come on Chris you forgot the number one step getting a tetanus shot smh


    TWILIGHT SPARKLEPäivä sitten

    The rust hole looks like Africa?????

  11. dawn c

    dawn cPäivä sitten

    LOL,,,,, mine has rust,,,,,, And i love watching his videos !!!! Thank you Chris !!!!!

  12. gumby 442

    gumby 442Päivä sitten

    Don't usually comment on video, but that was the best video on how to do welding( floor panels ) that I have seen yet

  13. Scvmbag Dxniel15

    Scvmbag Dxniel15Päivä sitten

    and to this day.. we dont have the turbo installation😔

  14. MrAfgschmidt

    MrAfgschmidt2 päivää sitten

    "Cut And Butt"

  15. Osman ilkhani

    Osman ilkhani2 päivää sitten

    Do not talk sooo much , do your bot

  16. Not_Real

    Not_Real2 päivää sitten

    Chris could really use some Rust-eze

  17. Karpec

    Karpec3 päivää sitten

    The shape looks like Africa

  18. Logan Mancz

    Logan Mancz3 päivää sitten

    is it me or did i see a kill switch on the right seat

  19. Ryan Jones

    Ryan Jones3 päivää sitten

    I have rust on the wheel wells on my truck. No rust anywhere else I'm going to figure it out ....maybe lol

  20. Adam NZ

    Adam NZ3 päivää sitten

    Enthusiasm 10/10 Positivity 10/10 Welding skill 3/10

  21. Grunchy

    Grunchy3 päivää sitten

    Ok question: where to get Del Sol weatherstrip anymore?!

  22. Daniel Oesterman

    Daniel Oesterman3 päivää sitten

    Very detailed.

  23. Reeve Kook

    Reeve Kook3 päivää sitten

    Huh, so that’s why I never got good welds on body panels on my project car. I’m using my grandfathers welding mask, and I’m completely blind with it, even when welding the vision is dim and I can’t even tell if I’m welding in the right place, lol. Probably should get a new helmet. It could also be that I’m using a flux core welder, but whatever.

  24. outside the box

    outside the box3 päivää sitten

    I hope this gives people the confidence to just try things. thats how you learn! great video

  25. BYEBYE

    BYEBYE4 päivää sitten

    please no one weld like this for anything but floor panel or non structural welds. Its not safe.

  26. John Boy

    John Boy3 päivää sitten

    What do you mean?

  27. Francis Poulina

    Francis Poulina4 päivää sitten

    A verry verry good teacher. Thumbs up for you.

  28. No idea What's my name is

    No idea What's my name is4 päivää sitten

    That’s a horrible weld not good at all

  29. kx Kaz

    kx Kaz4 päivää sitten

    Where do I get weather stripping for an eclipse?

  30. Brok bb

    Brok bb4 päivää sitten

    Where's the turbo kit vid?

  31. Ya Dog

    Ya Dog4 päivää sitten

    Forgot to mention that when tacking you need more voltage and less wire speed so you get a lot of heat but not a lot of material

  32. Erik Svendsen

    Erik Svendsen4 päivää sitten

    Very great video. Thanks for the detail. Great job!

  33. Erik Svendsen

    Erik Svendsen4 päivää sitten

    Pop rivets and glue is way cheaper

  34. Erik Svendsen

    Erik Svendsen4 päivää sitten

    Alot of wořk for sn old car?

  35. Brandon Rose

    Brandon Rose4 päivää sitten

    Just so everyone knows, that’s not considered good welding...good thing it was under the seat.

  36. Dolan White

    Dolan White4 päivää sitten

    Good, africa is no more

  37. Will Wright

    Will Wright4 päivää sitten

    Chris has like 8 hands I swear

  38. Michael Otero

    Michael Otero4 päivää sitten

    Where did you get the weather stripping Chris?

  39. ChrisFix

    ChrisFix4 päivää sitten

    A fan got it from a junkyard for me!

  40. Dave's NOT Here!

    Dave's NOT Here!5 päivää sitten

    30:39 Damn dude don't nut yourself!

  41. Will Wright

    Will Wright5 päivää sitten

    oh god that typical Del Sol lower quarter panel rot. I don't miss those days, but I do miss my Del Sol

  42. theeroom

    theeroom5 päivää sitten

    the drill comes with the 'Merc' hand grip. good recoil control and hip fire accuracy - _

  43. Explicit Drizzy

    Explicit Drizzy5 päivää sitten

    When is the turbo kit gonna be installed

  44. Matthew Abt

    Matthew Abt6 päivää sitten

    I have too many holes in my Dakota:( frame is ok tho

  45. Moritz Mödlin

    Moritz Mödlin6 päivää sitten

    My school teacher would have killed me if my welds had looked like that. 😅 But anyways nice job 👍

  46. Mac101

    Mac1012 päivää sitten

    Voltage too low or wire speed too high?

  47. AstraG ProjectMax

    AstraG ProjectMax6 päivää sitten

    When you said : If your hole is really big , My wife screamed : Is he talking about me again ? ....

  48. No Sol

    No Sol6 päivää sitten

    Man, as a del sol owner, there is no way to stop it leaking, also great vids man

  49. AUXL

    AUXL6 päivää sitten

    chris:say 100 buck is cheap me trying to get 30$ :(

  50. Boss Dog

    Boss Dog6 päivää sitten

    I love your enthusiasm Chris. You always have a lot of good information. You always make it seem so simple to do stuff. Love nibblers. They're the bee's knees for working on sheet metal..

  51. hedegaard8

    hedegaard86 päivää sitten

    I'm wondering where he gets all his cars?!?! Otherwise these videos are very good - the best part is that this Chris lad is very meticulous and dosent want to "take short cuts" thats the best and most informative for me at least.

  52. Kieran Donnelly

    Kieran Donnelly6 päivää sitten

    Thank you, such a clear explanation!!!

  53. Беломорканал

    Беломорканал6 päivää sitten

    hammered dog shit

  54. Santiago Elias

    Santiago Elias7 päivää sitten

    Anybody notice flat right front tire on that hummer in the background?

  55. bloody geezy

    bloody geezy7 päivää sitten

    The handsome belief predictably grab because bangle secondarily clean abaft a roasted harbor. tasteless, unhealthy peak

  56. Bolivar Vendetta

    Bolivar Vendetta7 päivää sitten

    do I need welder glasses to watch this?

  57. Jared Patterson

    Jared Patterson7 päivää sitten

    He's like NileRed, you watch just to listen lol (but you do learn)

  58. tom thompson

    tom thompson7 päivää sitten

    good video ,,, but seriously ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, calm down.

  59. Ix Scorpio

    Ix Scorpio7 päivää sitten

    Does anyone know where I can get window weatherstrips for a 93 Honda Civic sedan

  60. Kelvarian_Gaming _

    Kelvarian_Gaming _8 päivää sitten

    Hey chris. I saw you talking about the turbo kit. When do u plan to show us how?

  61. C Cometcal

    C Cometcal8 päivää sitten

    Sheet metal work is my weakness. I feel more confident now.

  62. Muaaz Mahomed

    Muaaz Mahomed8 päivää sitten

    Anyone else notice Africa in the thumbnail? :/

  63. Spectre

    Spectre8 päivää sitten

    When are you installing that turbo kit? I think that would be a neat video.

  64. hangugeohaksaeng

    hangugeohaksaeng8 päivää sitten

    So, did you move to NJ from Philly? The way you pronounce "water" as "wooder" is classic Philly. Is it also just classic NJ?

  65. Jose Arellano

    Jose Arellano8 päivää sitten

    I have a question for you I have a truck with some rust on the bed of the truck on the out side on the driver side is that fixable or I have to replace the whole bed if you could give me an answer I would be very thankful.

  66. Sindhu Sojan

    Sindhu Sojan8 päivää sitten

    Why does the hole in the thumbnail look like Africa?

  67. TheBrodarica

    TheBrodarica9 päivää sitten

    7:12 Toto - Africa tune starts playing

  68. Ram Z

    Ram Z9 päivää sitten

    Is there a proper way to repair a rusted hole on my heart? :(

  69. salahdin beddi

    salahdin beddi9 päivää sitten

    whe youte going to instal the freaking turbo kit

  70. FedoraSmoker

    FedoraSmoker9 päivää sitten

    he recently hyped it up on insta, so soon maybe

  71. Chickenlead

    Chickenlead9 päivää sitten

    Clutch replacement on del sol?

  72. Altrunchen

    Altrunchen10 päivää sitten

    5:22 I bless the rust down in Africa :^)

  73. Skylar’s Showcase Videos

    Skylar’s Showcase Videos5 päivää sitten

    @ChrisFix i know right🤣🤣 i guess your car was partnered up with africa

  74. ChrisFix

    ChrisFix10 päivää sitten


  75. Gordn Ramsi

    Gordn Ramsi10 päivää sitten

    Thought this would take 100 men or more

  76. Gordn Ramsi

    Gordn Ramsi9 päivää sitten

    yeah a few of the guys might be tools

  77. ChrisFix

    ChrisFix9 päivää sitten

    You don't need that many tools to get it done!

  78. Rick Totz

    Rick Totz10 päivää sitten

    Chevy Silverado owners know what you’re talking about

  79. Nigelnightmare

    Nigelnightmare11 päivää sitten

    Very nicely done.

  80. Nigelnightmare

    Nigelnightmare11 päivää sitten

    Re the nibbler. Get a magnetic pickup to clear the swath. It gets everywhere!!

  81. Viktor Molnár

    Viktor Molnár11 päivää sitten

    Wery nice work. Thanks for the video.

  82. Frodude1245 And Asien boi

    Frodude1245 And Asien boi11 päivää sitten

    Still waiting on the turbo video install! Cant wait to see this del sol be taken to the track❤️

  83. Juancarlos Mejia

    Juancarlos Mejia11 päivää sitten

    Would you do a car raffle ? I’d love to win a car that you worked on lol

  84. Mauri Nicolas

    Mauri Nicolas12 päivää sitten

    The godly conifer natively punish because curtain uniquely flower out a broken periodical. delightful, early interviewer

  85. GermanPlayer 11

    GermanPlayer 1112 päivää sitten

    Im so excited for the turbokit Video :D

  86. DaherTheGoat _

    DaherTheGoat _12 päivää sitten

    When u gonna do the turbo

  87. emmy sra

    emmy sra13 päivää sitten

    too much talking and i hate talking

  88. Сергей Чупраков

    Сергей Чупраков13 päivää sitten

    Жаль нет на русском.

  89. pamela angela

    pamela angela13 päivää sitten

    The faded daughter optimally exercise because brain gratifyingly trouble times a plausible gum. petite, humdrum perfume

  90. P N

    P N13 päivää sitten

    Legend Chris

  91. Wicklash

    Wicklash13 päivää sitten

    A good tip I learned in welding school, the thinner the metal, more tacks you should use

  92. The Dolt

    The Dolt14 päivää sitten

    I love this kid's enthusiasm.....

  93. Stoweby

    Stoweby14 päivää sitten

    It doesn't really matter I guess but there is one thing I would recommend people do when cutting the rust out. If you leave a radius instead of leaving sharp edges around your cutout it reduces the risk for cracking in the corners.

  94. Boris Pernichev

    Boris Pernichev15 päivää sitten

    Can't wait to see the turbo del sol project!! *You're awsome, man!!*

  95. Vincent Arquisola

    Vincent Arquisola15 päivää sitten

    bruh the del sol is like the forgotten middle child

  96. mokshavortice

    mokshavortice15 päivää sitten

    Can i use JB weld instead of an actual welder?

  97. Brian T Parent

    Brian T Parent15 päivää sitten

    That KN 95 Mask is overkill for just dust particles. I think you need to research more.

  98. Walter Alvarez

    Walter Alvarez15 päivää sitten

    Great video

  99. Francois Theron

    Francois Theron15 päivää sitten

    Good info but tone it down a bit. Way too animated! Meant as positive criticism.

  100. Juan Hernandez

    Juan Hernandez16 päivää sitten

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  101. Johanna Wechselberger

    Johanna Wechselberger16 päivää sitten

    Wow, I learned more in this video than in any hour at school in the past... very very good explainations, Thank you so much! I've an old CJ6 with some rust and want to repair it myself. Your metalnibbler is the next tool on my list... Thanks for that!!!! All the best, cheers from Austria

  102. Mazda mx 5 NA

    Mazda mx 5 NA16 päivää sitten

    That hole looks like Africa lol

  103. florret2003

    florret200316 päivää sitten

    Aviation sheet metal snips work great for trimming.

  104. Alex B

    Alex B17 päivää sitten

    It's not car, it's garbage

  105. Ozzyosmon

    Ozzyosmon17 päivää sitten

    Awesome video, found out I was doing some stuff wrong, very informative, thanks!

  106. Andy Ramz

    Andy Ramz17 päivää sitten

    Very helpful thanks

  107. H.K Pingue

    H.K Pingue17 päivää sitten

    The hole looks like Africa

  108. GamerGuyDK 2803

    GamerGuyDK 280318 päivää sitten

    4:36 hahahah Killswitch found. Gotta change it again bro

  109. nhunjnhnjkhnkjnhn

    nhunjnhnjkhnkjnhn18 päivää sitten

    Lol that suspension mounting point is 'fixed' yeah sure it is Chrisy sure it is ;)