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    Posted: 05-November-2003 at 10:56AM

I have a 72 formal roof sport that I have taken the body side moldings off of. Sorry but I like the clean look. I took the ones from below as well as the mid strip. I also removed the vinyl top. Well now I have a car with about two dozen 1/4 to 3/8 inch holes. Is there a way for a do it yourselfer to fill them (bondo). Or is this something a body shop should do? Any ideas. Greg

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I filled mine with bondo looks great if done correctly

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Thanks for the reply. When you used the bondo to fill the holes were you able to do it flush or did you have to make a little dimple around the hole first? Also did you use something behind the hole to secure the bondo, like screen? Greg
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yes dimpled no backing bondo swells as it dries so it will lock into the hole
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I use tiger hair (fiberglass reinforced bondo) when filling holes. It doesn't seem to "pop out" over time.
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