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Originally Posted by Jazzi View Post
You mention using 22ga sheet metal. I'm not sure it would be the best test substrate. Most sheet metal in a car is much thicker, no? I realize that thicker material is substantially more expensive, but it is a very important factor. The effectiveness of a CLD is significantly related to the thickness of the substrate vs the thickness of the stiff backing (aluminum in most cases).

-J
Most floors and rockers average between 16ga and 18ga but I think 20ga - 22ga is about average for door thickness. I know 22ga is what most body shops use for welding panel repairs on the newer cars. It will differ from car to car or truck but I would think it should be fine for this test.