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Old 08-11-2009, 11:38 AM   #16
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good job for a DIY....how long did it take?
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Old 08-11-2009, 11:41 AM   #17
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i'd say it took like a month... but then again, the actual hours i put in each day is like 2 or 3 hours... and not everyday... im pretty sure if you went hardcore with this, you can do it in like couple weeks...the most time consuming part is the waiting for hardening...

its just i have work at 5pm to 1am...
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Old 08-11-2009, 11:44 AM   #18
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Just replace all the parts, leave it as is for now. You fixed most of it.
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Old 08-11-2009, 12:44 PM   #19
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...the most time consuming part is the waiting for hardening...
How long did it take to set? You might need to use more hardener.
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Old 08-11-2009, 02:46 PM   #20
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bondo should be ready to sand in 2 hours tops - thick coat.
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Old 08-11-2009, 03:08 PM   #21
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i think there is a thread in Detailng that outlined the steps and the sandpaper to use, 2000 then 1000 with alot of water..
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Old 08-11-2009, 03:42 PM   #22
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bondo should be ready to sand in 2 hours tops - thick coat.
That's what I was thinking. Usually I'm running out of 'workable' time, not waiting for it to harden.
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Old 08-11-2009, 04:23 PM   #23
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actually... i've worked on my bondo as soon as like 20mins... but that was just one time...

and i put a lot of coats of bondo... i sand it, and some of the sanded metal might show... so i bondo again... and just keep repeating untill its thick enough, and its to the shape of the body...
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Old 08-11-2009, 07:37 PM   #24
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Very nice job..... You saved yourself a lot of $$$$$$$

The best way to fix the rust in the long run, is to cut it out, conditional the metal and weld in new metal. This requires a lot of expensive equipment such as:

Air grinder, welder, sandblaster and paint gun.

Your repairs probally would have cost you 5 to 6 k in the body shop.

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Old 08-12-2009, 01:32 AM   #25
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yea... im aware thats the proper way... but i dont have that much cash... meh... i think i did an okay job..
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