Green_bucket

BODY WORK Question.

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OK, so say you want your project car to be bare metal on the roads.

Now you strip back the paint only to find there are some hale size dents in the rear quarter pannel and chips on the gaurds...... 😞

How do you fill in the holes and make the metal it look original again?

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@Banjo

I want the body bare metal with only a layer of clear coat look.

so ill need to fill in the dents with metal (if they're are any dents), but my question is, is it even possible to get those new fill ins' to blend in with the origanal metal in a way that you can't tell those spots have been filled in?

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The short answer is it is unlikely you will get the old and new to blend invisibly. In the olden days there were guys called panel beaters, now they were called panel beaters for a reason. They had the skills and the tools to beat and stretch and straighten sheet metal panels and make them look like new. If you can find one of these mysterious hammer swinging mystics be prepared to sell your first born to pay for the privilege of setting foot in magical cave of creativity. They can be found in the enchanted forest, ask the unicorns for directions.

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2 hours ago, Big G said:

The short answer is it is unlikely you will get the old and new to blend invisibly. In the olden days there were guys called panel beaters, now they were called panel beaters for a reason. They had the skills and the tools to beat and stretch and straighten sheet metal panels and make them look like new. If you can find one of these mysterious hammer swinging mystics be prepared to sell your first born to pay for the privilege of setting foot in magical cave of creativity. They can be found in the enchanted forest, ask the unicorns for directions.

Cheers mate, but wheres the fun in someone else working on your project, but maybe ill take your edvice and head to he forest to drink those unicorn's blood >:)

ETERNAL LFE!!!!!

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They had the skills and the tools to beat and stretch and straighten sheet metal panels and make them look like new.

And the little bits they couldn't quite get right, they filled with molten lead solder !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87fuTnBS2bE

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/LEAD-SOLDER-STARTERS-KIT-suit-PANEL-BEATING-VEHICLE-RESTORATION-LEAD-FILLING-/252839052209

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Panel beating is insanely difficult. Just when you think you have fixed the dent you step back and you've made it 8x worse. 

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I'd say no.

The metal gets stretched when it gets dented, and gets further deformed and stretched when being straighened. They use 'shrinking hammers' (like meat tenderizing hammers) to "shrink" it, but that leaves a fine checkerplate in the steel. Then they used to melt lead over that, which was poisonous to the guy doing it, but these days they use epoxy filler, which is poisonous to the guy doing it..

You could lead-fill it, but its a slightly different colour to steel, or then spray it with that "rust-look" paint, or paint the whole car in steel-coloured paint with air-brushed highlights at joints.  ...or just don't worry, strip it back, have the dents panel-beaten & leaded and run it like it is!

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Hi Alon,

             If you are into the bare metal look; then if you haven't watched this very olde MCM video, you should.  Only if  . . . . .  what not to do !

MCM VW Golf Bare Metal Project

Cheers Banjo

 

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