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Old 09-24-2009, 09:32 PM
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Help forming body lines?

Hello I am new here and have a little bit of body work experience but not official training. I am recently repainting my 73 IH scout and have stripped the hood down to bare metal. Here is where I need help.

-When stripping the 10 layers of paint I noticed a layer of bondo over the rear half of the hood. So after it was stripped I tested to see how straight the hood was in that area with a straight edge, turns out it dips down maybe 2/16th in that area all the way across the hood so I used bondo and got it level again. HOWEVER, there is a slightly raised line that runs down the middle of the hood and it is now under a layer of bondo at the rear half of the hood. So how do I go about reforming this raised line with bondo?????


-Or how should one do this and keep the raised body lines?????


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I am lost and have been working on this hood the last 2 days help!!

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Masking tape, and then work one side of the line then the other ...

Heres a link to a thread that might help...
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As Milo said masking tape and a few types of sanding blocks also you can make your own tools for tough lines to copy. Sand paper wrapped around a paint stick for sharp lines and around wooden dowels for curved lines. It does get easier with practice.
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Thanks for the reply I will be giving this another shot tomorrow!!! The tape idea seems to be the way to go.....................
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I use the tape method also...its great. Im just a hobbiest not a pro and a couple of other tips I have learned is 1. if you use 2 different color hardeners, say blue for top of the body line then red for the bottom it helps you see you work better. and 2. buy good masking tape to do this, the cheaper kind usually won't stick well, or if it does stick, when you pull it off it will leave residue behind.

Heres a pic using different color hardeners...


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Thanks for the advice guys, I was totally lost until trying the tape method. It works great!!!!!!!!!!
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Glad to help. You may also want to use a guide coat for finish sanding and blocking.
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