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post #1 of 8 Old 06-17-2010, 03:49 AM Thread Starter
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Rocker Guards and Bondo

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I just had a question, and I can post some pics later, about how to cover up the unsightly large amount of bondo on the drivers side rocker area. I want to get one of those diamond plated rocker guards with the lip, but my concern is if I'll be able to rivet in place with the amount of bondo that is on there. First, does anyone know if bondo is strong enough to rivet and second, if it isn't does anyone have a better idea to make the CJ more presentable? I'll get some pictures later today and post them, so you can see how much bondo was put on this area.....

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post #2 of 8 Old 06-17-2010, 04:03 AM
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Is the bondo filling up rust holes or just smoothing out dents? If there is solid metal behind the bondo then you might get away with bolting the rocker guards on. I have a feeling that the bondo is filling up rust holes, and if that is the case then your best bet is to get all that bondo out and weld in some patch panels.
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post #3 of 8 Old 06-17-2010, 03:00 PM
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Check out the rock sliders from Shrockworks. Nice and well built and cover a lot of sins. Not cheap.
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post #4 of 8 Old 06-17-2010, 03:10 PM
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You can't rivet bondo. Just trying to drill for the rivets will probably crack it.

I guess it depends on how thick it is. You might want to grind some away to see if its rust or a dent. If its a dent, you can just hammer it out and then rivet to it.
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post #5 of 8 Old 06-17-2010, 03:40 PM
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If its on you rocker panels, i would say just take a piece of metal and screw it to the back side of the panel, and grind off the screws, then place your rocker panels up on your jeep, and make sure to penetrate to the sheet of metal you placed on the other side. They should hold. Hope this helps.
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post #6 of 8 Old 06-18-2010, 01:35 AM Thread Starter
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If its on you rocker panels, i would say just take a piece of metal and screw it to the back side of the panel, and grind off the screws, then place your rocker panels up on your jeep, and make sure to penetrate to the sheet of metal you placed on the other side. They should hold. Hope this helps.

That sounds like a great idea....I think thats what I'm going to have to try. I could care less what it looks like underneath there. Thanks a lot!
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post #7 of 8 Old 06-18-2010, 02:36 PM
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Yup, this is what I did, I just form fitted metal on the back side to give the bondo something to hold on to and smoothed it all out. Havent put rocker panels on yet, I have the metal just havent cut it to fit yet.
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post #8 of 8 Old 10-21-2011, 04:25 AM
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one bi gpoint th kill the rust first there is a spray that kills it then it turns to primer hate to have u bondo only to have the hole get bigger from the moisture

Im not related to kate middleton
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