2010 WRSDC Winter Seminar
This year’s seminar was held at D&M Auto Body in Slinger, WI on March 13th. Attended by 37 enthusiasts.
The first presentation was on cutting out rusty areas and welding in patches. Points raised were on how much to cut out and
when to avoid replacing complicated contours. Also how to
prevent warpage when welding. Included was on how to weld
up small holes and patch bigger holes that were made for various reasons but not caused by rust.
The second presentation explained the costs involved when having body work done and paint
work. Covering topics like using compatible products from the paint manufacturer including solvents
and hardener. Included were curing technics from
shop temperature to heat lamps to baking in a
booth. A demonstration on buffing older paint and
advice on sanding and buffing new paint.
The winter seminar was setup by WRSDC member Bill Van Alstyne and the owners of
D&M Auto Body. His son Bill was also present. Lunch was
Cousins subs with chips and soft drinks and cookies. During lunch a presentation was shown on the
restoration of Jim Van Alstyne’s R2 Avanti done
by Bill and his son and D&M. We had a very nice
time and it was very informative.