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Old 12-16-2003, 12:09 PM
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Wheel Well Rust/Body Filler Help

I am working on a 1988 ford escort and I've been trying to repair a formerly very rusty wheel well . I know the metal would have been better off replaced but I do not have the proper tools, so I began to fill it with good old body filler.
I've spent about a week sanding off and reapplying filler and no matter how many times I continue to do it it seems to have low indents in every area I had thought to have filled. I'm not quite sure what I am doing wrong, I am adding the proper amount of hardener to the filler "a thick strait line across" and I've been using a sanding block with the proper X motion and 180 grit sand paper "for fear that the heavy grit sandpaper was the calprit of the filler removal"; after redoing the work 6 or 7 times I'm dumbfounded as to to why it refuses to fill the low spots. If anyone could please help me out it would be greatly apperciated. Thanks for future posts.

Picture is before I applied filler, but basically looks the same as it does there just with cheap primer over it.
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