Hi I have offered my...
I have offered my advice on repairs to numerous people. So if opt to repair, here are some tips to get a quality, long lasting fix. My repairs last for years. I live in Eastern Iowa, USA if you want to know, I am not currently seeking repair jobs either.
On welding... I would not weld one of these unless it
was done with a TIG welder, and then you need a backup
piece of metal to keep the wire from melting and
dripping away from the original contour. Its extremely
time consuming, and there are usually more broken
welds than you first see. I recommend looking for all
the broken wires, and fixing them all at once. That
will give you the most durability.
A TIG welder is used in micro welding, aerospace, and in race car applications. I build race cars, and am a metal worker by trade. If you find a good metal worker locally you could save shipping. You could probably get by with a mini MIG weld, which are more common. The MIG's offer less control of the weld size.
Is your chair chrome, painted, or rislan coated? Rislan is the really hard plastic like coating that doesn't hardly even cut with a knife. The coating needs cleaned off before welding.
Large diamonds are usually broken along the front edge. Bird chairs start failing around the rear shock mounts. Small diamonds are the least worthy of spending money on, and you should probably just replace them.
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