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filler for dents in oil pan?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by praisethelowered, Feb 22, 2006.

  1. praisethelowered
    Joined: Aug 14, 2003
    Posts: 1,103


    Oil pans get hot . . . can I use body filler to skim out the latent wrinkles?
  2. 53sled
    Joined: Jul 5, 2005
    Posts: 5,818

    from KCMO

    chrome won't stick to bondo.:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
    Surely there is something that will work, a jb weld product, etc.
  3. PurHell
    Joined: Dec 17, 2004
    Posts: 375

    from So Cal

    I have Bondo on the oil tank of Honda 750-4 ... Going on 20 years of use and no cracks ...... Lucky , Dumb ... who knows ?......
  4. Slag Kustom
    Joined: May 10, 2004
    Posts: 4,312

    Slag Kustom

    have used plenty on harley oil tanks with out any problems.

  5. praisethelowered
    Joined: Aug 14, 2003
    Posts: 1,103


    no chrome for this motor. . . . I worked out the dents but want to get it extra straight before I paint it . . . nothing major just a skim coat.

    I don't know how hot harley oil gets compared to v-8 oil. . . so I can't really compare. . . has anybody skimed filler on a v-8 oil pan?
  6. famous59
    Joined: Oct 4, 2003
    Posts: 626

    from dallas, tx

    use a metal fill - pick it up from the local automotive paint store. like bonda but with shavings of metal
  7. Bugman
    Joined: Nov 17, 2001
    Posts: 3,483


    Being air cooled, Harley oil generally runs hotter than automotive oil. If it holds up to Harley heat, it should hold up ok on a car.
  8. junkmonger
    Joined: Feb 9, 2004
    Posts: 653


    I'd fill it with body lead.;)

  9. ....wouldn't know about that v-8, I've only used it on my inline 6..;) but the rule is, if you use it anybody asks what you used, for god's sakes admit you used BONDO
  10. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
    Posts: 15,514

    from California

  11. notebooms
    Joined: Dec 14, 2005
    Posts: 2,077

    Alliance Member

    i wouldnt choose to do that, but yeah..... i think bondo will be able to hang with temp that oil pan gets to. If you dont have any baffles, etc on the bottom-- just "tap" the wrinkles away :)
  12. bills model a
    Joined: Aug 27, 2004
    Posts: 305

    bills model a

    Being that im in south florida i had a bet with a buddy about how hot the paint was took a temp gauge to my black truck in the middle of august it hit way over 160


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