Welding and Grinding Metal – Kevin Caron

Welding and Grinding Metal – Kevin Caron


(Text on screen): Detail Work: Filling and Grinding, Kevin Caron, www.kevincaron.com [using grinder] The Voice: Hey, Kevin. What are you doing? Kevin Caron: Well, this is Bobby Pin. Now I’m working on the finish work. So, I’m just coming back and hitting all the little boo-boos, any of the little holes in my weld, any little spot that I may have missed. I’ve got to come back and grind them all down, smooth them all out, fix all the little spots on there. Get it ready for finish. So, this becomes the tedious part. Where you’re very meticulous; you’ve got to work on one spot, finish it, move to the next spot. I’ve got a long way to go. That’s what we’re doing: just filling in the cracks, grinding it smooth, moving on to the next one. Then we’ll finish it up, get some finish on it and hang it up and it’ll be ready to go to the show. Back to work. The Voice: What kind of finish? Kevin Caron: Ah, actually I was thinking about putting a rust finish on it and I was going to coat it with a product called Penetrol, which seals the rust so it stops it from rusting any more. It gives it just a kind of a hard finish instead of a, you know, where the rust is kind of a rough finish. It gives you kind of a smooth finish to it; a hard finish so it doesn’t leave fingerprints on anything. You won’t get rust on your hand if you touch it. That’s what I was thinking. We’ll have to sandblast it when we’re all done and see how it looks. Back to work. [using grinder] (Text on screen): Subscribe to See More Videos! See and hear more at KevinCaron.com.

7 thoughts on “Welding and Grinding Metal – Kevin Caron

  1. Whew. That is a lot of work! Never heard of Penetrol, will have to see how it's done and looks afterward. Will there be a video on that?

  2. Yes, I will have a finish video where I put the Penetrol on. The piece is off to the sandblaster so sometime next week it should be done.

  3. Great videos! I've just started metal art and I use this stuff called permalac to seal the rust. Suppose to neutralize the rust and has sunlight protection from cracking, its good stuff.

  4. Hey, how did the penetrol work? Is it worth using? Did the piece show any signs of rust after the application? Thanks!

  5. The penetrol lasted about 1 year in the Arizona sun. After that it started to flake off and had to be re-coated. Other than that it worked great…

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