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    Question Right Quarter Panel ➡ advice

    Good evening,


    So frustrated getting this job done in the freezing cold snow!!

    photo-editor-pro-20191205-220613.jpgWhat is that round orb in the first pic?

    Second pic➡ that's rough patchy surface ➡ so should I sand it or just bondo over?

    photo-editor-pro-20191205_220720.jpg

    The green tape is used to create the body line (I am using regular masking tape not automotive masking tape), am I doing this right?

    How would you finish this off? (be specific)

    Thanks!
    Last edited by Another Mazda story; 12-06-2019 at 05:12 PM. Reason: pics

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    We normally use tape but after the filler is applied and still soft we remove the tape. In most cases we don't leave the tape on until the filler gets hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Another Mazda story View Post
    Good evening,


    So frustrated getting this job done in the freezing cold snow!!

    photo-editor-pro-20191205-220613.jpgWhat is that round orb in the first pic?

    Second pic➡ that's rough patchy surface ➡ so should I sand it or just bondo over?

    photo-editor-pro-20191205_220720.jpg

    The green tape is used to create the body line (I am using regular masking tape not automotive masking tape), am I doing this right?

    How would you finish this off? (be specific)

    Thanks!
    i'd try to get that tape off, sand the whole area and add another coat, trying to cover the whole area. then get a small sanding block and try to refine the shape. try to be patient, i know it must be tough in the cold, but it's important to not rush it. sand first with 80 grit to get the shape how you want, then step up to 180 then 220. feather the edges in to make a nice transition. use a paper towel under your hand when you caress the panel surface, it will help you feel the imperfections more easily.
    b marler

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    i think i mentioned it before but look at the classroom section here and look the the stuff brian martin posted about working with filler. if you're a novice it's good reading.
    maybe catch a u tube or two as well...
    b marler

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    basics of basics is found here: http://www.autobodystore.com/martinsr.shtml

    there's a lot of good info, take the time to read it.
    b marler

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmarler View Post
    basics of basics is found here: http://www.autobodystore.com/martinsr.shtml

    there's a lot of good info, take the time to read it.
    Thanks for referring me to those links!

    They really helped a lot ! Very Useful!

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