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Old 11-01-2010, 05:39 PM
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Need some simple body work advice

Not my 1st rodeo but I want to make sure I do it right the 1st time because it's on my daughter's dime.
I have to use a little filler to fix some dings and low places on a 280zx. The metal is pretty thin. I have one spot filled and fairly even but I need a block sander that's flexible to get it right. What should I buy? Also, what should I use around the edges to feather in the filler to the metal? Also, what is the best spot putty? I used some on my 59 suburban 5 years ago and after only a few years the putty expanded and looks like bubbles in the paint.
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Old 11-01-2010, 06:05 PM
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One other thing, I have been shopping for durablock options but I'm clueless as to whether they are abrasive or if they require self adhesive pads. The websites do NOT say. I want to get everything I need in ONE order.
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Go to your local paint supplier and ask them if the have Motor Guard Holey Terror sanding blocks. The holes help to even distribute the pressure applied while sanding. The work great I have a bunch of them. They are made of two different density foams. They a blue and black in color they have a solid feel to them while sanding but are flexible enough for contours such as 73-79 ford truck center body line"dent side" Dura blocks require that you use sticky back board sander paper. Hope this helps you
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Not my 1st rodeo but I want to make sure I do it right the 1st time because it's on my daughter's dime.
I have to use a little filler to fix some dings and low places on a 280zx. The metal is pretty thin. I have one spot filled and fairly even but I need a block sander that's flexible to get it right. What should I buy? Also, what should I use around the edges to feather in the filler to the metal? Also, what is the best spot putty? I used some on my 59 suburban 5 years ago and after only a few years the putty expanded and looks like bubbles in the paint.
Thanks guys.
I suspect your old putty problems were from using lacquer spot putty under a urethane paint job. It will blister!

I use Fiberglass Evercoat Eurosoft Glaze. It is catalyzed, and never gives me any problems. I've been using it for about 20 years.
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Old 11-01-2010, 11:11 PM
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I suspect your old putty problems were from using lacquer spot putty under a urethane paint job. It will blister!

I use Fiberglass Evercoat Eurosoft Glaze. It is catalyzed, and never gives me any problems. I've been using it for about 20 years.
Thanks! I appreciate all the advice guys. Work is crazy busy and I don't have time to waste doing it wrong!
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