How To Use Body Filler: Mixing, Spreading, Sanding Part 1 of 2

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Hi it’s Tony from LearnAutoBodyAndPaint. Today’s blog is entitled How To Use Body Filler: Mixing, Spreading, Sanding Part 1 of 2.

In this video, I show you how I teach body work to my 15-year old neighbor, Carl. Check out the video.

Remember, when you open up a filler, make sure to mix it up really well because the solvent starts to separate and you get a glazed water on top. Instead of dumping it out, you need to mix it back in.

For every golf ball size of filler, you put about 6-8 drops of hardener. Of course, if you put more hardener, it will dry quick. On the other hand, if you put less, it will take longer to set, which is good because you can play a little bit longer when shaping it. However, if you don’t add enough, it will never dry up.

Now, check out Carter as he does the mixing. It’s his first time doing fillers.

Then, watch as I demo cutting with 80-grit sandpaper on an orbital DA sander. Make sure to keep it flat to cut flat.

There’s a spot where I put a tape on it to avoid getting filler in those grooves. I was thinking of filling them and getting rid of them, which you could do when you’re doing custom body work.

However, I decided not to as it would make the side of the truck too plain without them.

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