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Old 07-07-2019, 02:00 PM   #1
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Body filler in light holes

I've removed all the lights around the top. I closed most of the holes on the inside with fibreglass. One thing I haven't seen anyone do is close them on the outside with body filler. Is this a viable procedure? Seems simple and effective enough to me.
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Old 07-07-2019, 02:15 PM   #2
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By, "all the top lights," I hope that you mean the two pairs fore and aft, not the marker lights on the sides.
Here in the US, those side lights are required to be functional, at least they are here in Texas...
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Old 07-07-2019, 02:23 PM   #3
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Left the marker lights. Removed flashers and strobe on top.
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Cool beans!
Would have liked to have left the strobe, but it's incontrovertible incontinence was intolerable...
So I cut a considerably larger hole where it was to mount the A/C!
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If you can't weld those holes closed, Bondo/polyester body filler will work.
I, personally, would fill any holes bigger than 3" with a metal patch first then cover over w/Bondo/body filler...
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I, personally, would fill any holes bigger than 3" with a metal patch first then cover over w/Bondo/body filler...
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Unless you're a fan of sloppy-droopy oversized holes.
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Nothing is bigger than an inch
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Filler up!
Proper preparation of the metal surrounding the hole(s), is key to having good adhesion over the patched area.
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Bare, clean metal is key for successful closure!
Tho I'd recommend NOT inserting the fuel pump's nozzle into said hole, unless you are particularly keen on the subtle bouquet of aliphatic compounds wafting about your living space...
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