[Vwdiesel] Body "filler"
jhsg at sasktel.net
Sun May 20 01:51:02 EDT 2007
Well, if you go to a body shop to get a fleetside or a door skin
installed in a modern body shop, the old door skin will be removed (spot
welds drilled) and the new one is glued on. It is better than weld.
The stuff comes in a dual tube caulking gun insert with a single mixer
nozzle to apply the 2 part glue. it's sticky.
The expanding foam deal is pretty common around here in the shady shops.
Not the best, but sure beats paper mache. (seen it with my own 2 eyes)
82 Diesel Westy wrote:
> I have seen that as well, the glue on metal patch,
> which seems like it would work well in some
> applications. I know the metal hvac tape does a hell
> of a job for some things I have done over the years.
> Has anyone used the new glue-on metal patch kits?
> --- LBaird119 at aol.com wrote:
>> So, depending on where the body guys used it, it may
>> well be a factory-approved repair.
>> I loaned a friend my 914 for a couple weeks while
>> his car was
>> down. In exchange, he was going to have the body
>> of the auto auction (where he worked) do a small
>> rust repair and
>> a dent where some big pickup tore the 916 front end
>> off also.
>> I got the car back, in primer, which was fine and
>> it looked good.
>> When I looked inside the wheel well, there was a big
>> glob of foam.
>> I specifically said and he asked it NOT be done that
>> way but ONLY
>> with metal replacement. Sigh... My body man friend
>> was the first
>> to tell me about it. The other thing he wants to
>> try out on my
>> work van is a glue they now use instead of welding a
>> patch on
>> a car.
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