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Re: front fender rust repair

Posted by Bloodnose [Email] (#1819) [Profile/Gallery] (more from Bloodnose) on Sun, 13 Jan 2019 18:43:45 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: front fender rust repair, Paul Willis, Sun, 13 Jan 2019 15:25:38
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The idea is to stop the spread of rust and to make a lasting repair. There are various degrees of repair, from passing inspection to complete restoration. To me, bodywork is an art form, and has too many variables for well-defined standard repair procedures. Proximity to curves, and sizes of rust areas, along with previous exposure and oxidation are just some considerations -- just like you mention. Some people can work wonders with body filler and you'd never know it's there -- others scoff at it. I find it very difficult to replace a fender with welding and have it line up with the rest of the body. It's hard enough to adjust on a vehicle with a bolt-on replacement, let alone welding.

_______________________________________ Clarence Donath Richmond, RI


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