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Old 02-09-2006, 10:27 PM
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OK, I'm getting her closer, today I started putting my filler (evercoat rage)over the epoxy(mp170) which is over the bare metal weld line on the cab floor. I went ahead and scuffed the filler with 80 grit since it sat for about a month. Because it has cooled down a little, I let it set up pretty good and then started to knock the filler down with a 36 grit roloc on my die grinder, then went to a 80 grit wrapped around a mixing stick and man did I have some high spots(metal showing through the filler):

Know everything I have read on this post and viewed on videos talks about lightly tapping down those spots then re-filling. Could I have just been to aggressive with the 80 and created some low spots? The other question is I have some filler on the underside of this line already. Would the light tapping mess with the adhesion integrity of the filler on the underside? here is a pic of the under side:

Also here is pic of the mixing stick and paper I used:



Any help would be appreciated.


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Old 02-09-2006, 11:36 PM
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I'm new to this site and your project, but perhaps I can help. Any welded (or rather, spot-welded) seam in the floor could be sealed with a good seam-sealer, not the junk out of a tube, but a two-part catylized sealer such as Wurth's epoxy sealer. It's a two part seam sealer that stays flexible, but won't chunk off later. The floor won't flex too much, but the more filler, the better the chance of cracking. This is important on something like a floorpan that you don't see everyday. If you were doing a body-drop type of thing, then any cuts to the tranny tunnel or floor should probably reinforced with a 1/2'' or more piece of sheet metal to finish the weld. This helps, as you don't have to fit the floor pieces together perfectly, the lap joint filler steel will make up for any gaps.
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