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Old 02-25-2003, 05:40 PM
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Hi Guys

Can someone help me with a little question

I am currently restoring a mini cooper which I have stripped back for a bear metal re-spray. The seams which join the panels of the mini have been cut out and welded. These welded areas will need to be reshaped using filler. My question is - for these areas should I bog dirrectly to the bear metal or to the 2 pot eatch or do I need to use something else before I bogg.

Some people have told me that if I bog directly to the metal, the car will rust under the bog. These same people have also told me that you cant bog onto eatch because it wont hold..

So you can understand my confusion

Also when they welded the seams the used a very hard grey filler (looked like something like Need-IT) do you know what this stuff is called

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Tim

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Old 02-25-2003, 07:44 PM
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I've always wanted a mini cooper.

Alright I'm not sure what seams your talking about and I do beleive "bog" means to add filler, if I'm wrong please correct me.

I have no idea what "need-it" is but the grey filler is more than likley a filler called metal-2-metal its a plastic filler with a high content of aluminum.

As for filler usage, applying filler directly to clean dry well scuffed metal is the best application. Filler can be applied over a etching primer or a coating such as POR-15 as long as that coating has been well scuffed as well, but for best adhesion apply it over dry, well scuffed bare metal.

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Thanks for the reply guys

The areas which i have to fill are quite large, is this going to make any difference.

would you etche overtop of the filler

I hope this is easier to understand

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Filler shouldn't be used for filling large areas, only for smoothing. Usually fillers should not be over 1/8" thick. Using gobs of filler is just a bad idea, sure it will hold up for a few years but with the drastic tempretures in new zeland it won't be long before you exsperience some kind of problem. As for using etching primer over the fillers I wouldn't recomend it, use the etching primer first then use the filler then a regular epoxy primer.

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