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Need some body work help

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jtbloye, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. Kirk Hanning
    Joined: Feb 27, 2005
    Posts: 1,603

    Kirk Hanning

    Correct me if I'm wrong.....shouldn't you epoxy coat the bare metal before any filler is applied? To me it seals off the bare metal and the filler would stick to the epoxy just as well.

    I'm by no means an expert but haven't heard this suggested yet.
  2. Well this is not entirely accurate. Filler is a combination of resin, talc and microbeads(which are glass). At least lightweight fillers are which is the most common type in North America. The mircobead help make it easier to sand. Talc or Talcum is like baby powder. Ever see what that does with water? Wicks it up like a towel. That is what absorbs and holds the water in filler. Your right the resin doesn't hold water but the talc is like a sponge.
  3. Flatlander
    Joined: Jul 19, 2007
    Posts: 29


    +1 - I have had great luck using the Mar-Glass for the first coat and if you need more filler you can use regulal bondo after rough that out.
  4. jtbloye
    Joined: Mar 4, 2009
    Posts: 30


    Hey i did a 71 bug and on all the pannels that i welded i was told to use f/g and then use body filler i thought this was just a way to sell me more stuff. The body work on that car lasted 7 years and did not crack
    i guess i wanted to know if just body filler would work
  5. allstarderrick
    Joined: Jul 23, 2007
    Posts: 603


    I second this one.

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