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Old 09-13-2011, 09:21 PM
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Getting rid of filler

Does anyone have an effective way of removing well established filler. Someone in the past decided that they'd apply liberal amounts of filler to the rear panel. I'd say at least an eighth of an inch thick.

I worked all night on just a couple areas. Went through about ten 80 grit sanding discs. I know there needs to be a better way to remove all this filler. I want to get back down to the bare metal since it's solid.
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Use a 9 inch grinder, get to the metal or close to it, don't burn the metal. If you're uncertain of doing it right, cut through most of it and then use a da with 40 grit.
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Old filler removal

I used a heavy twisted knotted wire wheel on my grinder and it worked well and doesn't hurt the metal behind it
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I used a heavy twisted knotted wire wheel on my grinder and it worked well and doesn't hurt the metal behind it
Yea, what he said!
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Ditto. I use it on a drill though, works just fine!
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36 grit fibre disc on a grinder like these
http://www.toolstation.com/shop/Powe.../sd1790/p38318

then finish off with a D/A
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Wire wheel on a drill or grinder is my vote, it whisks it away and is less dusty than sanding.
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I use a propane torch and a putty knife. Makes for a fast removal and no dust. The old filler will ignight so be careful and take you time.
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