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Old 10-17-2011, 02:05 AM
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I have heard "There aint no stupid question" but...

I have herd all my life that there ain't no such thing as a stupid question but I have a friend and I am sure you probably have one like him too. You know the kind that knows everything about everything. Well a couple of days ago I was talking on the phone to a friend about having to get some body filler to repair some fender damage and about how much work was involved in the task. I told him that I would have to clean the area well and mix the filler and hardener and spread it onto the fender in thin layers then sand it smooth after it is dry then apply a second layer and go through the process again then block it and paint it. He was puzzled then asked this stupid question "Why don't you just use spray on body filler"? I tried to act as serious as I could when I said I would because it would definitely save me a lot of time and effort but I haven't been able to locate any locally but I am going keep looking for it. After I got off the phone I thought.... What an idiot.
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Old 10-17-2011, 03:46 AM
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What are friends for but to give such good advice?
Let me know what brand you finally decide to use.
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Old 10-17-2011, 05:49 AM
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I have herd all my life that there ain't no such thing as a stupid question but I have a friend and I am sure you probably have one like him too. You know the kind that knows everything about everything. Well a couple of days ago I was talking on the phone to a friend about having to get some body filler to repair some fender damage and about how much work was involved in the task. I told him that I would have to clean the area well and mix the filler and hardener and spread it onto the fender in thin layers then sand it smooth after it is dry then apply a second layer and go through the process again then block it and paint it. He was puzzled then asked this stupid question "Why don't you just use spray on body filler"? I tried to act as serious as I could when I said I would because it would definitely save me a lot of time and effort but I haven't been able to locate any locally but I am going keep looking for it. After I got off the phone I thought.... What an idiot.
Too funny,lol. Yeah, I think we all have friends like that. It was nice of you to play along,lol. I just read this to my wife and she suggested expanding foam,lol. She was just kidding.
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Old 10-17-2011, 08:13 AM
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I am confused myself. There IS "spray on body filler" we talk about it often here on the forum,it's "Polyester primer". You can literally prime a few coats over a door covered with door dings and block it out flat as can be.

So what was so stupid about the guys question? If he has heard of this polyester primer and many people call it "sprayable body filler", his thought on you using it instead of spreading out filler is at the very least an acceptable question. It may be totally out of the question for your particular damage but for someone with little knowledge it is a perfectly acceptable notion.

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Old 10-17-2011, 03:46 PM
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TroyBoy this is for your wife's benefit.

If you havent already seen this marvel of Russian ingenuity.
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Old 10-17-2011, 04:59 PM
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Somewhere in the world someone is missing a new infinity LOL
That guy has lots of time on his hands,I wonder what his story is?
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TroyBoy this is for your wife's benefit.

If you havent already seen this marvel of Russian ingenuity.

This gives me heart palpitations. I wouldn't trust that to last one year.

I have built prototype parts for motorcycle bodies using urethane foam... but after it is shaped to my satisfaction, I fiberglass over the outside. :-(
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This gives me heart palpitations. :-(
Clear! Zap. Zap. He's a goner, doc, too much shock to the senses. I had a buddy do this to a 61 Plymouth about 30 years ago. Butt ugly car, always getting pulled over by the fuzz, looked like a Arkansas Mafia weed runner. (Yes, that's where he came from) It held up surprisingly well. But...if these guys ever got into a wreck, innocent bystanders could get shelled by the shrapnel..funny stuff.
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bondo

sprayable bondo.....quick sand or featherfill. both polyester just like bondo..made by evercoat..
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Old 10-18-2011, 04:43 AM
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TroyBoy this is for your wife's benefit.

If you havent already seen this marvel of Russian ingenuity.

I wonder how well it will handle wet weather. As i write this, another thought popped into my wandering mind. You could use it to go to the lake fishing. Tie a rope around it with fish hooks embedded in it, push it off the end of the pier and when enough fish have taken the bait it will start bobbing and you will know you have enough fish to last for a while. It was a great fishing trip, you did not wear your self out baiting hooks casting or spin fishing while waiting for the bobber to start its dance. Instead, you and your fishing buddies enjoyed a lot of BS and good cold beer. I knew that foam would come in handy some day. I wonder what else that bobber can be used for??
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Old 10-18-2011, 05:34 AM
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I absolutely love it,lol ! You have to admire him. He probably knows he will never own the car of his dreams,so me builds it-literally! My wife thinks its pretty neat also,lol. Thanks for the link
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I've seen that before, it is very impressive.

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