How to Apply Body Filler for Car Restoration

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Learn how to apply regular body filler when doing body work and restoring a car in this free DIY car-restoration video from our expert mechanic and body shop owner.

Part of the Video Series: Classic Car Restoration: Body Work
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Video Transcript

When you are applying your body filler over the all metal, you want to make sure you use compressed air and blown the surface off really carefully. You don't want any grease or oil or dirt there. The body filler goes over a bigger area then the all metal so you want to make sure that the paint is cleaned and roughed up around the surrounding area. Alex is hitting it with his side grinder and some sand paper and used some cleaner to get it really clean. When he spreads the filler, he spreads it evenly and smoothly. If you do a good job spreading the filler, you have to do less sanding if you have it on there about the right thickness. It is usually better to go a little to much then to little. You can always sand it off. It is hard to apply it later as an extra step. When you are spreading it don't be really aggressive about it you don't want to introduce air bubbles into it. The more you spread it the more you rub it in the vehicle, the more problems that you would have, the more potential problems by introducing air to it. So try to be smooth and quick and easy about it. Then you would have less sanding to do when it gets to the next step.


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