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 Post subject: JB Weld for body work
PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2003 1:05 am 
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Has anyone used or know anything about using JB Weld for small areas of bodywork? IE: filling door chrome holes or small things like that. I also want to use it to for doing some custom dash work. I was just wondering if it is grindable and paintable.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2003 11:31 pm 
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The fine people at Por 15 make a product called por putty. This stuff works great for things like this. Its a 2 part putty, mixes like clay and it only takes about an hour to dry, which is a lot less than JB weld. I used it on a buddies oil pan (it was leaking from a rust hole) and we drank a couple of cold ones while we waited for it to dry (no more leak). This stuff is just amazing, no prep work to speak of or anything like that. I hope this helps.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2003 11:30 am 
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I haven't used it on trim holes, but I've used it for alot of other little holes that I was filling. I think with proper preperation it would work very good though. I have mig welded trim holes before, and this definitly required alot of prep work before and after you weld. I hope this helps.


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Try the Por Patch as well. It's like thick POR 15. I actually like using it more than POR Putty as it is not porous like the putty. I use it everywhere I can for seams, small rust holes, etc...


I never tried it for the trim holes, interesting idea. IF the inside is prepped right, I would also place a small piece of sheet metal once the POR 15 is applied to hopefully prevernt it from popping out ... If you file the hole clean and the inside and outside clean around the hole, you should be OK ...

Keep us posted, curious how you make out ....


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2003 5:56 am 
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Oh Yeah, I wouldn't use J.B. Weld, it's not made for that purpose .... It will probably not last long ....


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I would personally weld them up, that way they never crack or pop out and ruin the paint job, I'd rather cry once and have it done right


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