Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board - View Single Post - Tips on how to fix this hole in my metal dash
View Single Post
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-01-2013, 04:52 PM
psychoholica psychoholica is offline
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 23
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Tips on how to fix this hole in my metal dash

At some point in my VW bus's life someone decided the ignition should be a push button. So now I have this nickle size hole im trying to get rid of.

To start the repair I put some support behind it and first filled the hole with Tigerhair. Then i used a little Bondo Gold a friend had laying around and put a lite layer on to fill the hole smooth. I decided I didnt really like Bondo (no surprise) so wiped it off smooth with some lacquer thinner so I wouldnt have to sand it smooth and hit the paint.

Thats where I am now. I thought before I tried anything else I'd ask some experts and see if theres a good product(s) or technique out there I should try. Its single stage paint so once its done Ill hit it with some paint and hopefully color sand it until it matches.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	2013-01-01 12.17.33.jpg
Views:	126
Size:	849.4 KB
ID:	70235  
Reply With Quote