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Old 12-06-2005, 11:39 PM
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shaved door handles without cutting/welding

i want to shave my door handles but i don't have any metal cutting/welding experience, no cutter or welder, and really wouldn't want to practice on a door anyway...would it be wrong to just take the door handle off and fill the hole with filler, or would that turn out bad in the end


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Old 12-07-2005, 06:12 AM
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You could take a piece of metal and panel bond it to the door. Something like fusor. That would give it substance and keep it from falling apart. Then fill to level. Quick and dirty but stronger than just fill.

Also hit it with a torch and you can undo it. (stinks like hell) Probably toxic fumes come to think of it... So I don't suggest it but it can be removed with heat. Not heat gun heat. Real heat.
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Old 12-07-2005, 09:24 PM
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mangus jagers method is practical but not always should really take the time to weld and prep and not rush trough thing because it looks good now, but bondo has a tendency to sag over the years as a result of climate change, so i would suggest going throught the proper steps of preping the surface ans going ahead and welding a patch panel to it so you can have a strong sturdy addition to your car for years to come, without having to go back and refinishing and repaintind everyother summer!

good luck with you project, let me know how it turns out!!
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Bond a piece of metal or rivet in some metal and finish off with filler... I would use the metal filler evercoat has out instead of regular old filler.. then would finish with a glaze as usual... Make sure you give all the fillers a couple of days to dry out IMO before you add your primer surfacer... I say that for shrinkage reasons and you may build above the normal range.. Things do shrink after a few days, then 2k and block out with GUIDE COAT~!!!!!!

This is not the best way at all, but it will do in your situation I think...

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