Bring on the Bondo... (long)

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  1. jsmith

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    Looks good. Thanks!
     
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    The 3M video on Youtube says not to use it on rocker panels but I think with some slip-on rockers it might be okay. I am curious as to why; body flexing maybe? It does solve my problem with not being able to weld them on. If it works it works. If not, I am not much worse off than was. I like it a darn sight better than using Bondo. Painting them is another matter. I like getting the 3M stuff over the Eastwood kit. About the same price and according to the video, no rivets.
     
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    Be sure to let us know how it works out, and pics are always welcome!
     
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    my guess is body strength/integrity reasons. That's very important for unibodies.
     
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    I agree. Since I am not really removing the old rocker, but just putting the patch piece over it I think it should be okay...
     
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    If someone brings in something old and want a restoration we send them on their way lol
    That's not what we do
     
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    How exactly is this relevant in a do-it-yourself thread? The question at hand is not which body shop to go to. The question at hand is the best way to go about doing it myself.
     
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    It got off topic,


    As I said before, your best bet is going to be cutting out and treating everything. Then rivit in a patch panel and grind and fill from there.
     
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    Have you ever tried that adhesive? If so how did it work?
     

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