auto bodywork for beginners controversial rust repair with fiberglass bondo how to DIY chevelle

auto bodywork for beginners controversial rust repair with fiberglass bondo how to DIY chevelle


hello I’m Chris and this is my repairing around the glass channels and a questionable area like this okay so one of the important things about building your cars take your glass out okay because when this was in the car it did not look like it had any rust on it but as soon as I started sandblasting guess what happened and just started disintegrating now the thing is I caught this early enough to where I can do a repair with kitty here on this and it’s going to be fine and lasts forever this is a bit controversial some people would say to cut that out and weld it but I’ve cut cars in half and weld them back together I’m not afraid of welding at all but in this situation we only have this little tiny section and I promise you you can this up a lot worse cutting this out and try to fix it because the fact is we already have a perfect line up here and everything is factoring now one of the main things when fixing doing a repair with kitty here is you have to sandblast this has been sandblasted thoroughly very thoroughly and from the inside anytime you’re doing a repair like this choice one access the back see we can get to the back perfect with a sandblaster to seal this stuff off that’s very important when you’re using Kitty here you want to be able to seal both ends first thing we’re going to do is we’re going to try to get some primer in all the areas okay so this thing that’s rusted out it’s just a trim piece it’s not supporting or holding any weight always have your trim and see what it covers all right what I would do first is get rough sandpaper and just make sure that there’s no high spots okay in other words one of them jagged things sticking up you can use whatever you want any kind of tape will work we’re just going to try to put a little backer inside there so all we’re doing is we’re making a backer for that kitty here so what we push it in its going to squish out trying to get all up in there okay so I just had to stop because it was starting hard enough that last thing you want to do is move this off the metal whenever it’s hardening into detach and screw everything up so we’re just going to have to deal with this so all we’re doing now we’re going to try to cut this down okay so I got it all shaped down with the air fall and hand block thirty-six using the rest of it as a reference just to square that off even all those are down we’re going to redo this whole channel everything we’re going to do a polyester to make it all smooth and perfect and then we’re going to prime it okay so if you’re going to do a repair like that you see how we got to the back it’s very important that you seal this off real good so I’ve sandblasted this up ground down the body filler with a dremel a little bit and I’m going to go we’re going to prime it now do you get the idea we sandblasted the crap out of it and then we come in here and we blast the crap out of it with a real good epoxy primer now I can go back later and fix this up better but for right now summer in Texas I got to get the hell out of this truck but you get the idea we sealed it off and then we’ll paint the car we’re going to paint this – we’re just gonna blast the paint in there and you see how it’s already looked sealed off that’s what we want okay so we got it in polyester we’re going to go ahead and block this down get it ready for primer fresh 80 smoothing it out with ad so we got a guide code on it we’re gonna block it to see where we need to go back block no eighty right so the only low place we have is really this end we’re going to have to recreate that end anyway so we’re going to clean it out a fill it those don’t bother me at all but I guess we could go ahead and fill those two you all right we got fresh 80 we’re going we’re going to shape this right here all we really got to do now is just we have to grind something back in it like that so that this can fit flush all right let’s just make sure that piece fits right just make sure it fits in there we’re going to go ahead and do some final sanding on this and do our sealer test waxed and greased remove it we’re going to go ahead and put a sealer test on it to check the bodywork okay so the trim piece fits perfect okay so you see we’re inside the trunk again and how I sealed everything off in here real good and whenever I painted I’ll go back and paint in here again too but the point is you want to blast it seal it off from the inside and that makes it okay does that make sense why I repaired that like that because I didn’t want to screw up that perfectly good piece right there I’ve never had a shovel that was perfect right here this is not a hack job a hack job is when you cut a little piece out of there and it all up okay so I still have to make a small repair right there but all this what we worked looks perfect and that’s the point of bodywork that if you can make it look like this is that really a hack job well anyway I’m just showing you that you can do it like that and it looks a hundred percent original and I’m super happy about it because I didn’t have to screw up my freaking panel right here anyway just giving you an idea if you liked the video please subscribe thanks for watching you


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