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list if what you need for doing body work

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here´s a list of things needed for doing body work:

-drop cloth (old blankets or towels work fine)
-various grits of sandpaper: 60, 150, 220, and 400
-sanding block (for sanding small areas)
-DA sander (for sanding large areas)
-Bond-O (available at Wal-Mart in the automotive section....its a body filler)
-hardener for the Bond-O
-various sizes of plastic spreaders to work the Bond-O with (Bond-O brand)
-piece of cardboard (for mixing the bond-o and hardener)
-dent puller (looks like a big ass suction cup...your bathroom plunger will work too)
-a well ventilated area
-masks so you wont breathe in the Bond-O dust
-a few extra people wont hurt either...hehe but make sure you provide plenty of beer for them.
-well heated garage

try to pull dent out with dent puller first. if not then here is what to do next:

basically sand down the area to bond-o real good. sand it down smooth. take some bond-o and a small amount of hardner and mix it together until you get a salmon color (kinda pink color...should match the spreader color) mix it up real good and spread over the area you just sanded down...apply an even coat. let the bond-o harden. after the bond-o hardens up, sand smooth using the various grits of sandpaper. after you have sanded it smooth, apply more if necessary and repeat the steps. make sure bondo matches the body height. rub your hands over area to make sure there are no high or low spots still. if there is a high spot...just sand smooth. low spot, add bondo and sand smooth until it matches the height of the body panel. get rid of all the dust...blow it off, wipe it off...whatever you gotta do to get rid of it then primer it down.

thats the basics of doing it. i probably left some stuff so if anyone has anything to add, go ahead and add to it. i posted this someone asked how to do it in another post.
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LOL u right.. i should follow my directions...LOL
u can weld on a curved surface
you obviously havent seen mine then. it has dents all over it, little ding of what appears to have been hail hitting the car, the hatch thats on is all bentto shit, the wing looks like it was ripped right off the hatch, the hood looks like somebody tried to shut it while something was under the hood still and it has huge dents. its a mess and James can vouche for what it looks like. its gonna be ALOT of work but be well worth it once i get it straight...now if i can just find a heated garage to work on it, then i will be fine.....
well u need a welder to weld...lol. if you dont know how to weld, find someone that does and make sure they know what they are doing. and if u looking for shet metal...go to a body shop and see if they got any old fenders or something like that laying around that you may get cheap or even free.
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