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

Publicerades den 29 apr 2020
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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  • Hi I am a retired body man and rarely comment on here but for this job I will. You sir are a true professional. If I had you as a worker I would have never closed up shop. Hats off to you.

  • The wire in your gas welder is installed wrong

  • Can't wait for the turbo kit

  • So you think .30 can’t weld together.25 ?

  • My older brother is good at welding so when I go to patch my floor I going to have him do it. He went to school for it

  • as a welder i see holes everywhere!

  • Very nice job.

  • Great Job

  • Good vid. One comment. Should disconnect battery before any welding JIC

  • Shit, big Shit

  • great tutorial mate

  • Hi, Chris watched this video I think you explained very well great job!

  • do you ever a good rust neutraliser for the surrounding metal that has areas of rust invasion ?.another great video from you THANKS.

  • very nice work! you are a fantastic teacher

  • Do a lap weld. Way easier and faster and stronger. You only need like a 16th of overlap tho

  • Does Brakleen work just as well in place of Isopropyl alcohol?

  • 🤦‍♂️C'est pas une "réparation " , c'est une catastrophe

  • Is nobody gonna talk about how the hole wad shaped like africa?

  • Chris fix explains the process very well

  • Where’s the turbo kit vid?

  • Racism alert, the rust hole looks like India. "Undesirable"

  • This was very helpful, I'm an experienced welder, of 20 years, but all my experience is with thicker stuff, generally the thinnest stuff I weld is ¼ inch, sometimes ⅛, this gave me a lot of little tricks to help me work on my truck, thank you.

  • 👀🤔😵😁😜😘🥰💕💞💓💗❤️

  • Appreciate this video! Did that turbo kit install ever come out?

  • Great video! In the future point your lead the way you’re trying to weld that way your pushing the heat! Noticed your welding left to right with your gun pointed left

  • Does anyone else see Africa in the thumbnail

  • Chris what’s ya opinion on treating surface rust under the car, ????


  • chrisfix making me want a delsol but we have like 2 in all the province oops. great video as always. looking forward to more delsol updates!

  • Damn Chris... I'm going to get a welder and weld some crap up

  • Watching ChrisFix bc I'm working on a car❌ Watching ChrisFix because i wanna know how to do stuff when i have a car✔️. Love the vids 🤝❣️

  • I see where you moved that kill switch to lmao

  • V

  • I bless the rains down in Africaaaa (Shaped hole on the floor)

  • Still waiting for that turbo tutorial with common hand tools 👀

  • The best butt weld floor pan tutorial so far.

  • After watching this I wonder why car manufacturers arent obligated to protect metal better with rruberised coating as you showed in other video or sealant. It is crazy how many cars are scrapped due to rust every year. Such a waste and totally not eco friendly

  • It looks like a drunk Chevy bow tie Great video. Thanks for posting.

  • your using a mig outside its fine if its not to windy but i get u were fine inside the car

  • When youtuber make bodywork ... really bad

  • How do you repair a hole in your entire rocker panel?

  • Great video on welding in rust repairs. I learned much!

  • How much would this cost?

  • Thanks

  • Very educational, I consider myself pretty able with this type of thing but you taught me alot more than I knew! I'm getting ready to do pretty much the same thing on my 70 ford Highboy and this really gave me confidence and encouragement Thanks you !!

  • Not hate but your weld it's wrong

  • rust never dies

  • couldn't you just lift the carpet and put some wood underneath then sell the car?

  • Why does the rust hole look like such America?

  • Jesus your welding looks like seagul shit.

  • i am still waiting on the turbo kit💯😂

  • IMPORTANT IF YOU WANT TO DO THIS: I live in Pennsylvania of USA 9Duh) and this is illegal in my state and will NOT pass inspection. Research if this is legal where you are at before you do this.

  • I don't have a car, money for a car, or any knowledge on welding. But I will store this valuable information I am sure I'll need it one day.

  • Good job.

  • Those beads look a little big probably could have used some more volts

  • Did anyone notice that the cover page looks like the south African continent

  • My question, I have a really hard time to find after market parts as I never really look into fixing car. Im in canada btw

  • watch all your videos fella from start to finish great work very informative top man

  • Look at your diagram inside the mig door covrr. Your wire spool should be coming off the bottom, so more of a straight line to the feed.

  • Wow that was better than expected.

  • great job ! greetings from germany !

  • would a ls fit in that car i think it would be amazing to have a v8 rear wheel drive setup in that car.

  • I ask my car why you so rusty he never told me

  • Nibler be like. "nom nom nom nom"

  • sorry I picked up you talk too much !

  • Finally somebody who knows what they're talking about with welding

  • Job weld done!

  • This things begging for racing seets

  • Oh!, & btw ..I meant to ask you , in my previous comment , If You have one of Your Amazing Awesome video's Showing How To Replace/Weld On.... Outside n' Inside Rocker Panels on a vehicle?

  • I Love Watching Each & Everyone Of Your Very Detailed n' Informative Videos!!!..I'd Be Truly Honored To Have " Chris Fix"..Work On /Fix Any Of My Prized Processions!!...Your ( Down Right &*^&%%^$ Awesome!!!

  • Rusthole looks like africa🤔

  • why do you remove the negative terminal and not the positive or even both? i am curious and don’t know much about electronics

  • I have heard bad things about paint sealing like that to frame body and never to use rubberized paint if you live in rust belt area especially as it just traps in rust then it grows in the layer between the pain and metal so the outside looks great but inside it is eating it away and oftentimes even faster than if you did nothing at all. Let me know what you all think and your experience with keep rust out.

  • Why did the rust hole in the thumbnail look like Africa

  • hey guys my voice is fucking annoying

  • 28:44 was that your sweat?

  • Did you go to Wyotech by any chance?

  • Killswitch on passenger seat

  • great video...Thanks Chris!

  • I have a P0128 check engine code on my 2005 Ford Explorer sport trac don’t know if it’s the thermostat needs changing or coolant sensor

  • The body shop quoted me $2,500 big ones for small repair on my truck fenders. I'm now going to go for it myself. Many thanks

  • just asking but would it still work to use an electric welder?

  • Stil waiting for the turbo kit video....

  • Why is the hole in the thumbnail shaped exactly like Africa

  • I hope you intend to keep or crush this car. This is an unsafe repair that is far from proper; sectioning a floor pan where it's convenient could be very dangerous and lead to something fatal for a passenger if a wreck were to occur; crush zones compromised, seat mounts on top, let alone the multitude of other faults. Sectioning patch panels into a bedside? Sure thing. That's not bad, but there are certain (most really, but some more so than others) structural components you don't just section as you see fit, let alone label it a proper repair. Floor pan replacement isn't really a DIY job, but if you're gonna DIY it AND advertise it, do it right you hack. Completely irresponsible, doubly so given your following and your repeatedly misguided and outright false claims of it being proper, that's the worst part. Advertising shit like this WILL lead to someone being hurt or killed with all the views you get- potentially risking lives and misguiding others for views; you should be ashamed and you should make people aware of the corners your cutting to save time and money. Also outline how an actual proper floorpan R&R is done with the reasonings as to why it's the better/PROPER/safer route. SMH.

  • if he would have properly welded that with tig

  • Well donne Chris you de serve all the Best bro keep It up

  • learning so much from your videos. and i dont even own a car yet! hahahaha

  • Where is turbocharged project??

  • Excellent video!

  • Sat here for 34 minutes, thinking it was only 10 minutes, Chris is the man🙏

  • They’re BOTH mig welders. The black one is running flux core wire so you don’t need shielding gas, the other is running standard wire that needs gas

  • Thanks I have rust holes in my 280z it help a lot

  • woow. fantastic work i lvd it. thankyou so much sr.

  • Africa shaped rust?

  • job... weld done

  • You are a GREAT teacher!!! Awesome footage! Learned something new today!

  • Oh my gosh, I need to get that nibbler, that would be awesome

  • A bit surprised there was no apparent rust killer applied after the welding?

  • whens the turbo kit tutorial ?