: Body Filler
May 16th, 00, 04:40 PM
I have a 68 V8 sport coupe that is currently
undergoing a complete restoration. I have more rust than I previously imagined and I found a few holes I need to grind, weld, and fill. I removed the vinyl roof material (for good) and need to breathe life back into the rear fender/sail panel area...rust pocked, pin holes, bad metal, etc. I feel it's in good enough condition to repair. I am looking for a product call 'Metal to Metal' that is used as a metallic based body filler. Anyone heard of it? Any recommendations?
1st & 2nd GENGuy
May 16th, 00, 06:25 PM
I have heard of a body filler called All Metal. I have used it and it works pretty good but there is no substitute for metal!! Another filler that works good, it contains fiberglass (can not remember the name).
68SS ZZ4, 4sp T-10, 12 bolt, getting painted
78Z28, 330hp vortec, TH350, 10 bolt (just finished)
May 17th, 00, 04:30 AM
Are you thinking of Mar-glass?
May 17th, 00, 04:45 AM
Sure, I have heard(and used)Metal-to-Metal. It might work for what you are wanting it used for. What is more correct is a fibre glass reinforced filler like "Kitty Hair". You see, with the glass reinforced filler, it wont draw moisture and hold it, thats why you use it on the bottom of the repair. "Metal-to-Metal", I use to help fill areas that I dont want to just mud up(keeping the plastic filler to a minimum)or against an edge of something(you dont want plastic filler used on an edge cause it breaks easier). To make a long story short, make your repair, treat the repaired area with an anti-corrrosive treatment, use the kitty hair over the repair in place of regular ole filler, and finish it all off with a polyester finishing putty. It will look great and last for years.
67 Camaro SS Conv.
70 Challenger R/T Conv.
May 17th, 00, 03:22 PM
Thanks for the info. I like ragtopman's advice about using kitty hair against the edges. I'll look into it this week. I have not heard of Mar-Glass. I'll look into this also. This project is definitely new for me. Metal is probably the best solution. I have welded and painted in the past, so I am certainly not intimidated by the project. I still look forward to further tips on smoothing out the rough edges, grind marks, and pocked metal without having to coat the poor car with bondo, as I found it.
May 17th, 00, 06:06 PM
Metal is the only correct solution! One or any of the above fillers can be used AFTER the METAL patch is welded in, to cover and fill where your weld seem is. If you don't weld in metal, you might as well just use duct tape.
May 18th, 00, 05:04 AM
You smooth out the rough edges(paint??) by feathering it all out, the grind marks, primer the complete repaired area with a good catalyzed primer, and the pitted metal, if it needs it, give it a tight wipe with your finishing putty and primer it all up.
May 18th, 00, 03:46 PM
SKREESE CAT HAIR AND METAL TO METAL ARE BOTH AVAILABLE FROM CREST IT IS IN FENTON MO. I THINK THEY HAVE OTHER LOCATIONS. I WILL GIVE YOU THEIR PHONE # 314 OR 636-349-4800. BOTH OF THESE PRODUCTS IN THE 1999 CATALOG. THEY ALSO HAVE TONS OF OTHER STUFF CLIPS, FASTENERS ETC. GOOD LUCK
May 22nd, 00, 03:45 PM
Thanks for the input. It's strange how this project seems to occupy my thoughts throughout so much of each day. Metal is the answer, no doubt. I'm on it. Thanks for the crest tip. I'll look into it.