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:
Blower Fan:
Full Face Respirator w/ Filters:
Rust Paint:
Sheet Metal Nibbler:
Angle Grinder:
Wire Wheel:
Digital Caliper:
Socket Set:

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  • Olumide Olumide
    Olumide Olumide17 minuter sedan

    The rust looks like map of Africa

  • shoobadoo123
    shoobadoo1237 timmar sedan

    Please paint the del sol that same blue as in the engine bay!!! You said you would a looonnggg time ago

  • Pixel
    Pixel9 timmar sedan

    didnt the metal still have rust on it? I am missing something here, could someone explain why he didnt need to sand away the rest of it?

  • Illuminated Zach
    Illuminated Zach9 timmar sedan

    Why does the rust in the thumbnail look like Africa?

  • Ethan O'Connor
    Ethan O'Connor15 timmar sedan

    the rust hole out here lookin like africa

  • Daniel
    Daniel19 timmar sedan

    5:21 It looks like Africa ,am I the only one who thinks that?

  • Mikkel Jensen
    Mikkel Jensen22 timmar sedan

    Enjoying the video xD stayed all minuts.. the del sol is just something special until all del sols rust away :(

    MIKE BUSCH23 timmar sedan

    Nice job Chris. Very good advice!

  • Ryan Paige
    Ryan PaigeDag sedan

    Chrisfix gets a gf.. "out with the old .. in with the new" loll

  • Olivier Castonguay
    Olivier CastonguayDag sedan

    I never use indicated setting on a weld machine. They always are too cold or have not enough wire speed. Always test adjust.

  • Robert Schmidt
    Robert SchmidtDag sedan

    I just found this repair videos from this guy. Really enjoyed watching. He really keeps things moving along. No himing and hahing around. He know what he's doing and very informative. 👍

  • Carlos Rivera
    Carlos RiveraDag sedan

    Don’t the hole on the thumbnail look like Africa !!!!!!!

  • A Singh
    A SinghDag sedan

    Did you ever make the turbo video? I can’t find it 🥲

  • zaad zarrar7
    zaad zarrar7Dag sedan

    Flex seal.. seal a boat together

  • bboymime316
    bboymime316Dag sedan

    Love this del sol vid. Used to have me a 93 turbo Delso with a EK civic front end conversion with a carbon fiber hood was soo clean sold her 2 years ago.

  • O_o O_o
    O_o O_oDag sedan

    me: why was i recommended this? also me: why did i watch the whole video?

  • EliteGeeks
    EliteGeeks2 dagar sedan

    i see you have no idea what an N95 mask is better than your respirator if you wear it correctly, the most penetrating particle size (0.1 to 0.3 micron) is caught by a N95 smaller than a virus

  • Alpha ModSquad
    Alpha ModSquad2 dagar sedan

    I actually know what im doing and i still enjoyed every minute of this video. It was a refreshing class to remind me, nice job bro. 👏

  • The Shifty Beef
    The Shifty Beef2 dagar sedan

    Unless you own a Honda or a Jeep your car or truck probably won’t survive long enough to rust.

  • Satujoda Srivathsav
    Satujoda Srivathsav2 dagar sedan

    Hi Chris! I just started watching your vids and I have probably binged most of them. And to think you live so close to where I m (New Brunswick)is unreal . I got my first car like 8 months back... it’s a 2016 golf r.... kindly consider making some videos on a golf... the way you explain things is nothing short of amazing.. thank you

  • Emerson Urbina
    Emerson Urbina2 dagar sedan

    Sometimes I watch these videos just to annoy people with how he says water but love the channel

  • tono
    tono2 dagar sedan


  • Eyal FTA
    Eyal FTA3 dagar sedan

    When you co2 weld, keep your gun pointed to the tack weld for 1 or 2 more seconds before moving on. Give the metal time to cool under gas shielding.

  • Eduardo Rojas
    Eduardo Rojas3 dagar sedan

    The rust hole on the thumbnail looks like Africa

  • Mike Jensen
    Mike Jensen3 dagar sedan

    The welding wire is backwards on your mig welder. Good video :)

  • Almighty Dícksauce
    Almighty Dícksauce3 dagar sedan

    Honestly, even working in a fabrication shop for years, I've never heard of using a copper flatbar to fill holes. The method we always used was just more wire/less power. I've legit filled massive holes with that method because I just couldn't be bothered to go cut up some scrap metal.

  • Craig Harrison
    Craig Harrison3 dagar sedan

    Floor pan. Floor boards are in you house not you car 😂

  • Spizzy
    Spizzy3 dagar sedan

    What happened to your Honda Chris? Not had a video on it in a while now...

  • Joshua Mobbs
    Joshua Mobbs3 dagar sedan

    Chris y haven’t you made the turbo vid yet?

  • Derp
    Derp3 dagar sedan

    5:22 the rust hole is shaped like africa hehe

  • -NoName-
    -NoName-3 dagar sedan

    6:00 Use a N95 before 2020: Just a N95 After 2020: My life depends on this mask

  • juggulator123
    juggulator1233 dagar sedan

    Next time man, try going just a bit faster, as a new welder, going slow can actually be detrimental. If it's thin, and you've got high amps and fast wire speed, you'll need to go quicker to avoid starts and stops and keep a nice steady flow and even pace. Just a little tip! Love your videos!

  • rj061492 destiny
    rj061492 destiny3 dagar sedan

    Just noticed the thumbnail of the old rust hole kinda looks like Africa. Have a nice day

  • narwhal
    narwhal3 dagar sedan

    🥱 never seen a trubo kit yet

  • eoghan langford
    eoghan langford3 dagar sedan

    Where’s the turbo kit video

  • Tenshi Plays
    Tenshi Plays3 dagar sedan

    Where did you buy the weatherstripping for the del sol?

  • Dávid Péter
    Dávid Péter3 dagar sedan

    When I had a glance at the thumbnail, I thouht the video was goint to be about Africa.

  • guloguloguy
    guloguloguy3 dagar sedan


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    guloguloguy3 dagar sedan


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    guloguloguy3 dagar sedan


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    guloguloguy3 dagar sedan


  • Odyseusz
    Odyseusz3 dagar sedan

    Świetny materiał.

  • Artisarium
    Artisarium3 dagar sedan

    This might be the most informative welding lesson on youtube

  • Levi Vaughan

    Levi Vaughan

    12 timmar sedan

    Unless you are stick welding

  • Lord TD
    Lord TD3 dagar sedan

    Lol thought ur gonna use filler again

  • Tiago Alves
    Tiago Alves3 dagar sedan


  • Mantas sinkevičius
    Mantas sinkevičius4 dagar sedan

    That`s actually my situation :D I could actually use my feet instead of brakes to stop my car :D :D

  • Oni Chan
    Oni Chan4 dagar sedan

    No one else said it so... the rust hole looks like Africa.

  • Parth Goyal
    Parth Goyal4 dagar sedan

    When is the turbo video coming Chris????

  • Taylor Spencer
    Taylor Spencer4 dagar sedan

    Love watching this dude, he’s so calming and relaxing when your tryna fall asleep or just chill it’s so relaxing 👌👍👍👍

  • BaDBoY Gaming
    BaDBoY Gaming4 dagar sedan

    Damage looks like indian map

  • Mashruf Anan
    Mashruf Anan4 dagar sedan

    you should repaint the car,it will look great

  • Ozzy Gilliam
    Ozzy Gilliam4 dagar sedan

    No one gonna talk about how the hole in the pan is straight up Africa.

  • Zyphe
    Zyphe4 dagar sedan

    That hole in the rust looks like Africa lol

  • Thomas S
    Thomas S4 dagar sedan

    Useless. You did not open the sheet welding on the left side. There is rust all between the 2 sheets. It will just continue rusting after 2 -4 years...

  • Aaron Xiong
    Aaron Xiong4 dagar sedan

    Why does the rust hole look like Africa

  • Eric Farrell
    Eric Farrell5 dagar sedan

    your Spool on your mig welder is on wrong

  • Hemank Saraogi
    Hemank Saraogi5 dagar sedan

    Does anyone realize that the hole looks like Africa in the thumbnail.

  • Jenny Rose
    Jenny Rose5 dagar sedan

    How long did this take?

  • Anton Kovalenko
    Anton Kovalenko5 dagar sedan

    5:20 - Aha, an Africa continent

  • brent
    brent5 dagar sedan

    Rust: 'i'll be back'

  • Allan Ogden
    Allan Ogden5 dagar sedan

    The rust hole pic looks like a map of Africa!

  • Jayson Calumpit Deleon
    Jayson Calumpit Deleon5 dagar sedan

    5:23 is it just me or does the rust hole in the floor board look like the continent of Africa?

  • Colton Hedrick
    Colton Hedrick5 dagar sedan

    I usually don’t like to start and stop welds, I like to do a continuous crescent movement, but with that thin of metal I completely understand it. I’ve never really welded thin thin metal.

  • Dynamic Avocado
    Dynamic Avocado5 dagar sedan

    If anything that’s the worst “structural weld” I’ve ever seen that looks horrible as well not great help to those learning to properly weld and the only reason there’s anytype of bead is cause you tac welded it maybe learn more about the stuff and get a tig welder so you can properly weld sheet metal!!!😡🤬

  • Dynamic Avocado
    Dynamic Avocado5 dagar sedan

    When welding it should crackle like bacon all I hear is your gas you probably need to adjust your drive roll tension and your amperage

  • Dynamic Avocado
    Dynamic Avocado5 dagar sedan

    Definitely not a certifiable tac welder you didn’t even change settings to tac weld😔🤭😤🤦🏼‍♂️

  • Dynamic Avocado
    Dynamic Avocado5 dagar sedan

    Your tac welds don’t have auto fill therefore leaving a crack which you cannot weld on!!!

  • Dynamic Avocado
    Dynamic Avocado5 dagar sedan

    Take some time practicing your welding it’ll pay off need more penetration and a wider more consistent bead you don’t want any u deduct to your weld or it’ll be a weak point

  • Drejko
    Drejko5 dagar sedan

    Come to Brazil -engine hole

  • John Johnson
    John Johnson5 dagar sedan

    From the inside the hole looks like a weirdly shaped Africa or almost India when it was a British colony

  • Qusai Qeshta
    Qusai Qeshta5 dagar sedan

    You are talking a looooot man! Very annoying

  • Shamitha Silva
    Shamitha Silva5 dagar sedan

    You are like a combination of telescene marketing agent and a talented fixer

  • VShred
    VShred5 dagar sedan

    I’m buying a 98 mustang for 800 bucks excited to work on it will be my first project car :)

  • nathan
    nathan6 dagar sedan

    What car is that?

  • Peace Full
    Peace Full6 dagar sedan

    This is map of Africa

  • Billy Montrel
    Billy Montrel6 dagar sedan

    The yummy slope diagnostically decorate because cart postsynaptically interrupt absent a languid peanut. abortive, mixed zone

  • 2MuchHP4u
    2MuchHP4u6 dagar sedan

    Anyone else see the Africa shaped rust hole

  • Kris Rutana
    Kris Rutana6 dagar sedan

    Use a primer on the surface prior to paint and sealer where the sheet metal laps together underneath the car then cover that with gravel guard or something.

  • Dan Tyler
    Dan Tyler6 dagar sedan

    Any compensation from the car manufacturer? You did work that the maker should have done.

  • benjor_
    benjor_6 dagar sedan

    The hole looks like africa

  • Howell Gaming
    Howell Gaming6 dagar sedan

    When you weld you do a but weld. If you stitch weld it will not hold for a long time. If you do a but weld it will hold for a longer time. A but weld is where you weld the metal to the sides and when the metal gets to hot you stop and let it cook and finish your but weld

  • Rusty Thrombosis
    Rusty Thrombosis6 dagar sedan


  • GM Unghetto
    GM Unghetto6 dagar sedan

    Remember 1st 328 ft. (100 meters) are never dimes or perfect ive been welding for about 4 years now so trust me

  • erwin hofstee
    erwin hofstee6 dagar sedan

    if you used a grinder it would been a lot faster due to the straight edges you get instead of that bull you got with that drill.

  • Greg Scott
    Greg Scott6 dagar sedan

    I've seen some that looked better when they were done....but it is very functional. Nice!

  • John Young
    John Young7 dagar sedan

    The whole toenail broadly unlock because cry bizarrely use through a painstaking storm. shallow, voracious octopus

  • Peter Dawson
    Peter Dawson7 dagar sedan

    Why not buy a floor panel and replace the whole floor

  • BigMangoz G
    BigMangoz G7 dagar sedan

    Anyone else notice that in the thumbnail the hole is the shape of Africa? Lol

  • nurk
    nurk7 dagar sedan

    where the turbo video at tho

  • Wong Alex
    Wong Alex7 dagar sedan

    11:48 you can tape a cardboard under the hole you just cut and draw the hole on the cardboard. Cut the cardboard than put the card on the metal and follow the line on the cardboard to cut the metal.

  • Bud Masta
    Bud Masta7 dagar sedan

    Chris buys milwaukee tools but a budget mig welder, lol

    XXPUNISHERXX 19787 dagar sedan

    U are amazing Chris keep it up.

  • Mrs_Tras
    Mrs_Tras8 dagar sedan

    Is it me or rusted place in main video picture look like africa map

  • Jack
    Jack8 dagar sedan

    28:44 Say it, not spray it.

  • corenik ch
    corenik ch8 dagar sedan

    welding ASMR

  • Sliviz
    Sliviz8 dagar sedan

    I learnt so much thank you what a great video

  • Music Boy
    Music Boy8 dagar sedan

    I’m sorry but why does the rust hole Look like Africa

  • gunstar 1
    gunstar 18 dagar sedan

    man...forget those trash turbos...install a blower

  • KurtCobain
    KurtCobain8 dagar sedan

    27:13 UCMJ Article 125

  • Назад в будущее СССР
    Назад в будущее СССР8 dagar sedan

    Автор болтает неугомонно, но работа хорошая ))) 10:05 интересный инструмент!