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Old 09-05-2009, 01:50 PM
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Tips on how to repair

Here are some pics of my firebird, don't mind the front half i didn't prime or start that. There were really only 3 small dents, I can't get in from behind to dolly so I filled them. but now after sanding you can see the shiny spots, there are some major high spots it looks like. What would be the best way to fix? If I keep using filler the only way I see is basically cover the whole panel and block out. Or should i do my best to get the dents then use poly primer to fix the high spots (probably waves) Thanks guys. Oh I used a 4x9 hard block to block my rage extreme then a 16" flex k-block to block my easy sand which is what you here.

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Damn too big well when I figure out how to make them smaller i'll post them. If you open them up you can look here to see them http://spi.forumup.org/viewtopic.php?t=3113&mforum=spi
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I went to your SPI link, all I saw was a bunch of links advertising all sorts of junk.

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I would not build filler too thick, not thicker than 1/4". If you could find a stud welder it would be nice to work out low spots. For high spots you can tap them down with body hammer. I would put coat over whole area and sand it down with 40 grit until its uniform (it will do most of the shaping/cutting of the filler) then go on with 80 grit and you should be able to see some higher spots starting to come through under filler. you want to stop before you sand all the way to metal. Use 2k primer surfacer, it will take care of any 80 grit scratches.
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well if I were to coat more filler it still wouldn't be too thick, just a big area. I know about the tapping high spots down but there is alot of shiny metal, that can't be all high spots, can it? You can't tap that much down can ya? Quick question too not sure if many of you do this but to get a perfectly straight body would it be a good idea or technique to bascially cover the whole quarter in a very light skim coat of say easy sand or rage extreme and then block the whole thing? I'm just thinking thats basically what ppl do with poly prime anyways so it sould be fine to do with filler right? Or am I thinking back asswards here?

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