while i have nothing but respect for the skill level that mr. fergusen has attained, i promise you it will take more than "just a little practice" to get to where you can work metal to a point that no filler is needed. that takes years or in the very least a natural talent which i for one donnot possess. methods using filler & products from the eastwood co. are perfectly acceptable to most of us. i don't have the time or the patience for that kind of work. plus the fact i'm not building my car or my '50 chevy p/u for shows or to win trophies, they're my 1st groundup projects & i'm very proud of them. i wonder if you have $1200 to spend getting your car stripped at redi-strip, ( i sure don't ) plus whatever it takes to get it there. i think the closest ones to AR & TX are in chicago & indianappolis.