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Old 04-18-2003, 03:50 PM
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I'm starting on the body work now for my '46 Chevy Panel truck and the rear fenders need some spots filled from previous work that has been done on them( it will almost be a full skim coat). They are off the body now because of some work I had to do inside the wells. My question is that off the body these fenders are real flexable should I apply the filler and sand them off the body or put them back on? Also which filler do you think would be better, plain filler or filler with fiberglass particles. I've used both, myself I like the filler w/fiberglass I just think its stronger. Just would like to know what you folks think.


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Old 04-18-2003, 04:19 PM
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If its just a small very thin skim coat I'd use Evercoats lightweight plastic filler. It can be sanded on or off the vehicle, it really doesn't matter very much. A thin coat of plastic filler is pretty flexible with the correct amount of hardner. I usually do parts and peices seperate and paint them seperate if the paint allows it. if you feel the fender will fex to much just bolt it to a peice of 1" plywood and do the work on it there then go from there.

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I have to agree with Halloweenking. The job should come out better if you can work them off of the car. It is usually hard to get tight against the body with them on the car. Also the filler with the fiberglass is less flexable and more likely to crack if flexed. That is only my opinion. I am sure there are plenty out there that would be more than happy to disagree with me on that.
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