Chevy Chevelle Malibu Restoration Project
This 1965 Chevy Chevelle Malibu was in need of some customized restoration, specifically, the quarter window frame required strengthening at the corners. Fortunately, the shop owner had Muggy Weld Super Alloy 1 in his toolbox, ready to make the repair.
As you can see, the window frame was copper plated–a throwback to outdated restoration techniques. Prior to the advent of Super Alloy 1, electroplaters copper plated the bare pot metal attempting to bond their solder to the pot metal.
Super Alloy 1 eliminates this step, bonding directly to bare pot metal at a mere 350 degrees F.
After removing all oxidation from the pot metal, the shop owner applied flux to each of the repair areas by dipping the rod into the liquid and positioning it at the joints. He then broadly heated the flux, slowly bringing the pot metal up to the working temperature. It’s easy to determine when the parent metal has reached its working temperature by watching the flux–the honey liquid changes color to a root beer brown, indicating that it’s time to apply the solder rod. The flux can also be used to flow out clumpy-looking solder, creating joints that are beautiful as well as strong.
This Chevy Chevelle Malibu quarter window frame restoration required multiple areas of solder, so he used Heat Freeze Heat Paste to protect each soldered area while applying solder to a different area.
Heat Freeze is an all-natural heat absorption paste that absorbs heat up to 3000 degrees F. This unique material can be applied to almost any heat-sensitive surface: metal, plastic, glass, wood etc. It has no shelf life and can be reused over and over (just add water if the putty starts to dry up).
The combination of these best-selling Muggy Weld products enabled this shop owner to employ a successful Chevy Chevelle Malibu restoration in a matter of minutes.