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Old 03-11-2013, 11:48 PM
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filler for bumper dents&dings?

Hey fellas backed into a tree in my daily driver its a 2nd gen ram..the bumper pushed into the panel&crusehed it..I was able to work it out&now its ready for filler.The thing is the chrome bumper..well not even sure if its chrome hit it with the angle grinder to clean it up still looks chrome..guessing its stainless..well anyways I worked most of the damage out with dollys&hammers as the stud welder wouldn't bite to it.What can I use for filler on this to smooth it out?I'm sure bondo will just fall out.It dosnt need much just enough to smooth it out.HELP!

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Are you going to paint it,How about lead?
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Yes I'm painting it but I need something that spreads like bondo.
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Lead isn't that hard to work with,it would be a lot stronger/permanent fix on something that takes a beating like a bumper does
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You could spray some epoxy primer on it first,
then any filler should bond.
I'd recommend something like Duraglass first
if you're worried about strength.
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Just for the meaness of it. Is it aluminum? You say the pin spotter won't weld to it (it will weld to stainless).
Why not just metal finish it and polish it? If it's aluminum, Lead won't stick.
What I do on airplanes is to sand with 220, and use UPol Monarch, or Dolphin glaze.
After acid etch, and alodine. It holds up to more punishment than a bumper will ever see (short of being in a wreck).
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Just for the meaness of it. Is it aluminum? You say the pin spotter won't weld to it (it will weld to stainless).
Why not just metal finish it and polish it? If it's aluminum, Lead won't stick.
What I do on airplanes is to sand with 220, and use UPol Monarch, or Dolphin glaze.
After acid etch, and alodine. It holds up to more punishment than a bumper will ever see (short of being in a wreck).
Yeah I guess I didn't think about an aluminum bumper on a truck
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