Body filler question - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Body - Exterior
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-22-2006, 05:46 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 52
Posts: 5
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Body filler question

Hello everyone, I have just cut out and replaced a rear arch on my daily runner. I have painted the whole area with epoxy primer and skimmed the area with fiberglass paste. My next job is to skim the whole area with body filler. My question is this, is body filler paste impervious to rain/weather? I can only do so much at a time so can I fill and rub down and leave for a week, exposed to the elements, and repeat again next weekend? Or should I fill, rub down, and prime to seal one day and repeat over again in layers? This is the first attempt at any type of body work so any advice would be appreciated.

Many thanks
Paul

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01-22-2006, 06:43 PM
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Green Bay, WI
Age: 44
Posts: 2,073
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
bodyfiller absorbs water. You should be okay inside out of the elements, exspecially since there is epoxy primer underneath it to seal the metal. But I would spray more epoxy over the filler before considering letting it see the elements. Epoxy primers take at least a few days to completely cure on most I have seen though. Thats why it is best to find another vehicle to run around in while you are doing bodywork. I suppose you could spray some Paint over it too, that has a realitively short cure time over the area to seal it also, then sand it all off when you are ready to finish and can let it sit longer. I'll be interested in what others have to say.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 01-22-2006, 08:54 PM
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location:
Posts: 3,707
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Paul, put a thin coat of primer over that filler then just sand it off when you get back to working on the car, you could just brush a thin temporary coat of epoxy on if you want to avoid the hassle of masking and spraygun cleaning. Unsanded fillers will shed water for quite awhile but most sanded fillers will soak up moisture like a sponge once they are cured.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 01-24-2006, 01:19 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 52
Posts: 5
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thank you both very much for your advise, looks like I will have to take a day off work!!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Body - Exterior posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
body filler esahlin Body - Exterior 18 02-12-2006 02:59 PM
Using body filler on the underside of the floor pans NoClone Body - Exterior 11 01-11-2006 11:24 PM
brand of body filler, primer, paint to use? montea Body - Exterior 10 03-26-2005 11:01 PM
A Body mini tub question wally8 Suspension - Brakes - Steering 1 08-11-2004 05:09 AM
newbie body question matty Hotrodders' Lounge 17 08-20-2002 02:35 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.