Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St. Augustine, FL


Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine Fl
The red arrows below show some of the damage we must fix, due to a car  smashing through the gate.

As you can see, 3 Pickets are damaged and need replacing.
Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine FlIn the picture below, the top rail and bottom right corner have severe cracks in the frame work.
Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine FlWe start first by cutting out the broken pickets on this metal gate repair job in St Johns County.
Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine FlThis is Isabela. She started as an apprentice, but is now a very good welder.  Although she still works under my tutelage, she has learned amazingly fast and is so very smart, we just kept offering her new things to learn and up the ladder she goes like it is effortless
Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine FlShe is cutting out the damaged pickets so brand new aluminum metal can be welded in replacing the damaged ones.
Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine FlWe don't want to damage the good frame work, so Isabela is applying precision accuracy.
Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine Fl


Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine Fl


Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine FlOk, we cant blame her if she is too short for this gate.
Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine Fl


Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine Fl


Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine FlAfter cutting off the pickets, Isabela is grinding clean the framework so new pickets can be welded in their place.
Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine Fl


Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine Fl

Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine Fl

Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine Fl


Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine Fl


Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine Fl


Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine Fl
New pickets welded in and onto the next  damaged area.

Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine Fl

Double checking their height before we place the decorative caps on.

Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine Fl
Now Isabela is cleaning up some 3/8" thick 3" wide flat plate so we can fix some cracked framework this picture does not show.

Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine Fl


Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine Fl


Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine FlTechnically we are removing the aluminum oxide layer so we get very good weld beads.
Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine Fl


Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine Fl
Now the clean flat plate is being laid on the cracked frame to add back its original strength after welding.
Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine Fl


Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine Fl


Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine Fl


Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine Fl


Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine FlAluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine FlTime to weld the reinforcing plate onto the cracked gate frame.
Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine Fl


Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine Fl


Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine Fl


Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine Fl


Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine Fl


Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine Fl


Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine FlWelding done, now time to clean off the soot and smoke and make it pretty, shiny and clean for painting.
Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine FlBelow: The lower aluminum frame was severely cracked when the car crashed through it. Now Isabela is cleaning off the paint so it can be solidly welded.

Below: Our grinder can't fit into the crack tightly to clean it all because that one picket is in the way.

We have to remove the picket just for cleaning and welding, and then replace it with a new one when we are done. All in the name of QUALITY.
Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine Fl


Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine Fl


Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine Fl


Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine Fl


Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine FlBelow: You can see a picket has been removed, extra strong 45 degree angle gussets have been added to reinforce the weak zone, and welding has begun.
Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine Fl


Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine Fl


Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine Fl


Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine Fl


Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine Fl


Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine FlBelow: A little wire brushing for cleaning off the soot, and it will look shiny and new again ready for painting.Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine FlAll the cracks have been re-welded closed again, and with the reinforcing angle plates, this repair is actually stronger than it was new before the car crashed into it.
Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine FlBelow: Now you can see a new picket has been added at the corner to replace the sacrificed picket necessary to allow our tools into the tight corners to properly clean it up for a quality weld.
Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine Fl


Aluminum Gate Repair, Mobile Welding St Augustine FlA tiny bit more welding here and there and then we painted it and it looked and functioned as brand new again.

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