Can you use body filler to fill small holes?
Plastic body filler or “Bondo” is what most people use. You can get it at any auto supply store. Most holes can be filled with just the filler but larger ones need a backing of some kind to keep the filler from falling out after it hardens. Fiberglass cloth is the usual backing that’s used.
Can you use solder to fill holes in metal?
Lead, or body solder, is typically an alloy of tin and lead (usually a 30/70 mix, respectively) similar to the solders used on radiators and in electrical work. Uses for lead in body repair can run from seam sealing to metal-finishing panel repairs to filling various body holes.
Can I use JB Weld as body filler?
I would not use JB weld as a filler as it could never be sanded smooth enough for a proper finish. You would be hating life trying to get it sanded also.
How do you fill holes without welding?
Re: how to fill trim holes without spot welding Clean the area around the holes really well, Scuff with some 80 grit. Knock a tiny indent with the end of a ball peen, Fill with filler and smooth. Sand, Smooth, Fill more, Repeat.
Is there a filler for metal?
Permatex Liquid Metal Filler is a specialty adhesive which offers ideal solutions for many automotive bonding jobs. This easy-to-use filler can be drilled, filed, sanded and painted and forms a long-lasting, metal-tough bond. Works on metal, wood, and concrete and is an excellent adhesion to galvanized metal.
Do you need to fill holes in sheet metal?
Customizing your car often means filling unwanted holes in your exterior sheet metal. This is most often the case as you will need to fill trim holes once the trim is removed.
Can you use lead filler on vertical panels?
The use of lead as filler is a painstaking process that requires considerable time to perfect. Juggling the torch, lead and paddle, especially on a vertical panel, can be a challenge.
What kind of filler do you use for steel?
Lead is a effective and permanent filler for steel bodies and is the only material that will withstand the heat associated with the baking process of synthetic enamel. The lead used as filler for bodywork is not pure lead, it is a combination of lead and tin, usually in a ratio of 60/40%.
Can you use body filler on car panels?
It can be a real timesaver, and rather than doing the metal-finishing, or panel replacement that is required to correctly repair a damaged area, body filler can be used to save time and money. At WR we don’t use body filler and this sometimes results in very expensive repairs.