Newbie starting body filler has questions
Daughter and I took entire 1977 Camaro down to bare metal. We had two quarter patch panels and a rear panel installed. After grinding down the welds on the quarters, we spent 4 hours cleaning the metal on the entire car with SPI Wax and Grease Remover and then applied SPI Epoxy Primer last Saturday. Today, I purchased a gallon of Z-Grip. Before we get started, I had a few questions:
1. Can I use the SPI Wax and Grease Remover on the Epoxy Primer before I start applying the filler?
After grinding down the welds, I tried to hammer/dolly the areas the best I could but couldn't get to some of the areas and even the areas I could get to aren't the best. In some areas I will have to fill probably up to 1/4" or maybe more.
1. Should I use a fiber filler first (this was suggested to me by the guy at the Sherwin Williams Automotive Supply store) or would the Z-Grip be fine from the start?
2. Do either of those fillers have a maximum thickness they should be applied with? In other words, should I do it in "lifts" of x"?
As always, I appreciate everyone's assistance. It was sure a big day getting that thing out of bare metal and one solid color.