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Old 09-30-2010, 02:26 PM
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HI ,
I just purchased a 1957 chevy truck and it was all primered by the previous owner. There are a few dents and rough spots on the stepside fenders and dont know exactly how to approach fixing them since it is already primered.
Do i sand down those spots down to bare metal and then apply bondo/body filler to even out the metal and then reprime that spot? Also, Is it ready for paint once its primed or does it need a sealer or something?
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Old 09-30-2010, 02:36 PM
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I would do anything I could not to use filler on them. You may have to, but I would try to get them from the back side with a hammer and dolly, I may try the heat and cool method to iron out those waves. No matter what it sounds like the whole truck needs to be reprimed, so don't sweat having to sand into the primer.

Before anything I would be looking in the arcives for the great advice many have offered in the past.
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I don't trust anything in primer I didn't see go on when it was applied, You don't know if its spray bomb primer or how long its been on, anything short of epoxy primer will absorb moisture so Its best to just strip it and start over. do your body work far as dent and then spray a good epoxy sealer then re prime. Never trust someone else's primer.
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