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Re: When to Add Body Filler and Metal Filler????

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12-09-2012 16:26:47

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B-I'm not disagreeing with you as you have a good point. But, I use body filler to fill pits in bare metal. I sand everything off and leave the body filler in the pits. One of my tractors had that done 8 years ago, with no sign of any paint lifting. I also think that epoxy will seal the area underneath and it's not going to rust anyway. The tractors are inside in a dry climate. I have never used epoxy first on anything. My point is that as long as epoxy is used it makes no difference whether it is above or below the body filler. It could make a difference if another type of primer is used, as far as I know none but epoxy is waterproof. The above is presented without proof. But sometimes I think that everyone concerned about rust, except me, live in a swamp--just a slight exaggeration.

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12-09-2012 19:50:31

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 Re: When to Add Body Filler and Metal Filler???? in reply to CNKS, 12-09-2012 16:26:47  
CNKS, I too have done it both ways and never a problem either way. That's why I mentioned the word "overkill" and climate conditions. I not only don't have moisture/condensation problems but when I use filler I apply a very thin first coat and squeeze it back and forth in all directions before building up. It's hard to assume everyone asking for advice on here has done this stuff as often as you and I and others so they may want to go the extra step.

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