METAL BODY REPAIR - OD1653 - LESSON 1/TASK 1
up with solder. The gage of metal on sedan bodies is as light as practical,
and every precaution must be taken not to file or grind away any metal
unnecessarily. When removing high spots by grinding or filing, care must be
taken not to cut through or weaken the part.
(2) Using the file is a two hand job. One hand is used to hold the
file handle (figure 32), the other is used to grasp the file around the
saddle at the opposite end of the handle.
FIGURE 32. BODY FILE.
(a) The file blade is fastened to the holder with the cutting edges
of the teeth facing away from the handle. Adjust the contour of the file
holder so that it almost, but not quite, matches the contour of the surface.