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Old 07-22-2011, 11:52 AM
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Keeping body filler out of panel gaps?

I'm installing the trunk, hood and doors on my fiberglass kit car. The gaps between the panels are pretty close, but I need to use filler to level the panels to each other. I would like to spread the filler right across the gap and sand both panels flat at the same time. Is there something I can put in the gap to keep the filler out? Something that comes out easily once the filler is dry leaving a nice, clean edge on the panel? Thanks...

Mike

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Old 07-22-2011, 12:10 PM
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The oldest trick in the book, stick a piece of cardboard in the gap. Fill it right up to the cardboard and after the filler sets simply break the cardboard off and sand it flat, gap is perfect.

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Here is a basics on the subject.
http://www.autobodystore.com/ms12.shtml
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Thank you for the tip, Brian
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