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Old 01-11-2009, 05:33 PM
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Body work ?

How can i fix this part of my rear quarter panel

should i just bondo it or does anybody have any other ideas

this is the problem that is causing my paint job to be so expensive


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Re: Body work ?

its gonna take a little more then bondo to be done right.


The object of bodo is not to use a lot. so you would have to hammer and dolly out the dent or pull it out using pins (if you not a body person ill explane)

Take a hammer with a flat edge, get a peice of steel thats pretty thick, hammer from the back side and put the dolly (mealt) over the dent. gind it down and then bondo it, then sand.
If you think you can do it go for it, if you dont take it to a shop
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Re: Body work ?

go to a welding shop and get them to weld a metal piece onto it then grind it down and smooth it out..then get a little bit of filler to finish off.. then the body shop can respray over it.
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go to a welding shop and get them to weld a metal piece onto it then grind it down and smooth it out..then get a little bit of filler to finish off.. then the body shop can respray over it.
there is no need to weld any thing, that metal will come right out, the bondo is only to make it smooth. Im not a professional but body work is my hobby (my dad is a professional and thats how i learn, im in the shop almost every weekend working on projects) but your best bet is asking a profession to his face.
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Re: Body work ?

or its rust you tartsicles so you have no choice but to sand it off. If you dont repair that rust right now your going to just be putting a band-aid on something that needs stitches.

I guess you could really do it yourself, but its best to leave body work to professionals. If you have a dremel (and I'm not saying actually do this, becuase I dont know your skill level with one) you can power sand all that rust off of there.
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Re: Body work ?

I would just put a "car bandaid on it" and make a cool story up for it. you were drifting in a car garage in Tokyo, and a Japanese Mafia Broski-if, slammed his 350z into your rear quarter panel as you were crossing the finish line. maaaaaaaybe?? lmao
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Re: Body work ?

if you want to bondo you can. dont go to walmart and buy "bondo" go to like napa and get some body filler, they have a bunch get whatever fits your budget.

Materials needed:

-Body filler
-hardener for the body filler
-mixing sticks (long skinny rectangular sticks)
-400 grit sand papers
-mixing board or nice clean cardboard
-some kind of spray paint or a rattle can high build primer will do better
-body filler spreader

First thing first is to sand your working area usually about 2-3 inches around the effected area use something like a 400 grit sand paper. Make sure that the rust is gone or else it'll eat back through the filler and paint.

Next open your body filler can, take a mixing stick and churn the filler.

take some out of the can on to some mixing paper or card board

take the hardener and put a pea size amount into the bondo on the card board

take the spreader and mix the two together

now scoop up the filler and apply it to your affected area

repeat steps until the dent is filled

now take your hand rub the area back and forth to check for high and low spots (works good with your eye closed)

if it is too high sand it back down

if its too low add more filler in that area

now let it cure for an hour or two and spray some primer or paint over the area.

I know my instructions are a little choppy, but it'll give you a rough idea of how to do it. Have patients when doing it, better to do it right then to have to do it all over again. any questions feel free to pm me. Good luck hope it turns out well.
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