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Old 10-21-2008, 12:30 AM
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I am getting ready to put some direct to metal primer, when I was sanding the body I found some areas to have lead. It appears that it came from the factory like that. My question is should I remove it and use body filler, or should I just leave it.
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Leave it. If that area needs some filler, or you want to fill the seams, than put filler on it. But there is no point in removing it for no reason.
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I agree, the lead is a far better repair than polyester filler, and you would be exposing yourself to a health hazard if you try and remove it.

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Make certain that the Metal under the Lead is sound-I found that I had some rusting Metal under Lead and had to replace it-
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Lead repairs

Thanks, there were two areas were the lead was like a bubble and I ended removing the lead and found that it was rusted bad, had to cut the piece out.
but there is other areas that look OK, from both sides of the panel, I will leave those areas alone.
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