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39chevy 11-01-2006 06:28 PM

fender fix (Really Bad) Help!
 
I have a fender that is eaten away with rust on the edges at the cowl side. There's a few holes also but I would like to round the edge with 3/16th rod or 1/8 either way you get the picture because at the end of my fender it's eaten away and I want to keep it looking like original if possible and I'm thinking it will give it some strength! Should I try and weld as much of any open space thats possible,(with other pieces of fender) and then start to use fiberglass repair and then the bondo stuff? OR am I way out of whack? Advise, Dana

Rambo_The_Dog 11-01-2006 06:37 PM

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Originally Posted by 39chevy
I have a fender that is eaten away with rust on the edges at the cowl side. There's a few holes also but I would like to round the edge with 3/16th rod or 1/8 either way you get the picture because at the end of my fender it's eaten away and I want to keep it looking like original if possible and I'm thinking it will give it some strength! Should I try and weld as much of any open space thats possible,(with other pieces of fender) and then start to use fiberglass repair and then the bondo stuff? OR am I way out of whack? Advise, Dana

Anyway you can post a picture of the fender and area of concern? It'd help in making a recommendation...

lowstreet 11-01-2006 06:52 PM

1. Never use any filler on holes or rust.
2. cut as much rust out as you can.
3. weld the new metal in place.(do not warp)
4. after all welding is completed grind the weld down.
5. use a very thin coat of bondo to smooth imperfections.
6. sand the bondo and use high build primer.
7. sand the primer smooth.

39chevy 11-02-2006 06:43 PM

Thanks for the direction, here goes!


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