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losh1971

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How thick can i go with body filler without it causing problems? I have about a 10 - 13mm deep push-in, in the rear quarter near the light. Panel beater wants $800 or more to repair it, but it could be $1000. He mentioned its not worth it unless someone else is paying for it. He said i could sculpture some bog if i was willing to do it myself. I don't want to fill it for it only to crack. The dent requires welding and pulling something I can not do.
 

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It'll work but not ideal - won't crack unless you hit it again. I generally try to get it so that there's no more than 3-4mm. Have a go, worst case just pay the money to have it done professionally if it doesn't work out.
 

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How thick can i go with body filler without it causing problems? I have about a 10 - 13mm deep push-in, in the rear quarter near the light. Panel beater wants $800 or more to repair it, but it could be $1000. He mentioned its not worth it unless someone else is paying for it. He said i could sculpture some bog if i was willing to do it myself. I don't want to fill it for it only to crack. The dent requires welding and pulling something I can not do.
Is this a new dent?

Maybe wait, & go back to Adelaide to that paintless dent remover? The one that did the last job?
 

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Is this a new dent?

Maybe wait, & go back to Adelaide to that paintless dent remover? The one that did the last job?
Same dent, it looks pretty ok and a lot better than before but after going to the panel beaters he pointed out that there is still a fair amount of push-in when you compare it with the other side. I thought it was maybe 4mm but it's over 10mm. Having the local PB look at it I can now see yeah I'd like it better than how it is. Probably looks worse with the unpainted bumperettes.
 

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Just went out with a plastic ruler and it's more like 7mm, if i take the original contour. Just now right in the corner where the paint has cracked it has started to get surface rust and making it stand out more.
 
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It looks bad now that the moulding has been removed only 10 minutes ago.
 
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The lower area past the main ding has a push in as well and bog skim area would stretch 80mm below and 60mm above the moulding.
 

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It'll work but not ideal - won't crack unless you hit it again. I generally try to get it so that there's no more than 3-4mm. Have a go, worst case just pay the money to have it done professionally if it doesn't work out.
What are your thoughts on heating the panel with a heat gun and weld some hooks on and use a slide hammer? I have asked the father in law if he can have a go with a slide hammer. Not sure if he will say yes though. Is there better brands of bog to use or are they much the same?
Either way i might have a go at it on the long weekend. Might be full bog is the only thing.
 

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Cleaned it up. Here is a couple if more pics.
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You could try a fibre filler, then bog....Fibre filler is a fibreglass based filler, and the bog to do the final finish
 
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