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Cutting body filler to make a perfect gap?

Well I accidentally covered up the gap where the rear quarter meets the rocker panel (67 Mustang), But I'd like it to be a little more straight, anyways.

What's the best way to cut that out, and 'round' it a little bit.. I was going to try a tiny pneumatic recip saw (HF) but decided that it would gouge everything, and not be straight anyways.. Same with a cut off.. Soo.. Any ideas? What do you guys do?
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One could rough cut it with a hacksaw blade by hand, you see metal obviously stop. then finish with varying grits of sandpaper.
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I had thought about that.. Is that what everyone does?
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Use masking tape to define the line on both sides of it.
Then fold a piece of 80 grit sand paper and use the folded edge to cut...
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I have used a square and a scratch awl and then a lite sanding on the edges.
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A Dremel tool does a good job if you have a steady hand.

As has been said, use a straight edge and tape to
outline the cut; finish off with sandpaper.
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Ive done this before. What you want is a tiny disc on a dremel just like what he said. have a couple beers to calm your hand before doing it. Atleast thats what i do. Cutting body filler is not a cool thing lol
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