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Unread 09-11-2014, 09:33 PM   #1
qnsmechanic1227
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Choosing body filler

I am looking for a good body filler to use, from what I gather Bondo is crap. I have hears of Eastwood brand and Evercoat but never used those or know anyone who has used them.

this is what i plan to do i already have the patch panel on and from what I read I should first put on an epoxy coat then some type of body filler with fiberbglass in it, then regular body filler then do guide coat and then a glaze putty then paint.

I would like to stick with a single company.

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Unread 09-14-2014, 09:59 AM   #2
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Thats a lot of steps. Standard body filler, primer, paint. If you need really thick, fiberglass reinforced will help, but really what you need is to redo the body work.

You only need glaze if you dont get a smooth finish in the plastic. Bondo will work in thin coats, it is supposed to crack easily in thicker. But tbh ive used it on several offroad projects and havent seen it happen. Back in the day i used golden extra for my nice projects, napa carries it. If its something that is going to see trail damage there js no point in spending a bunch of money or time.
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Unread 09-17-2014, 10:47 AM   #3
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its my daily driver and from my research has show me that these are the steps a body shop would use.
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Unread 09-17-2014, 02:30 PM   #4
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Epoxy first. Sand with 180. Blow off, wipe down.

Use this for heavy fill

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And this for standard mud work

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Unread 09-18-2014, 07:50 AM   #5
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its my daily driver and from my research has show me that these are the steps a body shop would use.
99% of them wouldnt. In done and out. And if 1 square foot of the car has that much work into it every other foot of the car wont. It would be like rolling a kid in mud and then wiping clean a spot on one of his cheeks. Except there will be no visual difference in the finished product if done correctly.

If i was having a full show car done for a 6 figure restore, probably, for a dd, probably not. But its yours so spend as much time on it as you feel the need.
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