Questions tagged [body-work]

The process of fixing or refinishing portions of the body on a vehicle. This could include metal work (straightening or replacing) or paint finishing/re-finishing.

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How might I fix a dent in a Honda Rebel fuel tank?

In a silly move during an engine overhaul, I dropped my Honda Rebel's fuel tank and put a dent in the top side. Is it possible to pull this dent out? I've heard there is a method using heat and ice ...
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How can I get rid of door dings?

Wife parks too close to my white car. Would love to get rid of these door dings as her car is only 3 years old.
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Why did my clear coat turn out matte instead of glossy, and how can I fix it?

A while back I fixed up some rust spots on stone kicks on my hood, and ended up repainting my whole hood to cover them up after grinding/puttying/priming. I got custom matching spray paint made and ...
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How to ensure body repair parts will fit?

How can you ensure, when you are purchasing body parts online or from a vendor, that the parts you get are going to be an exact fit for your vehicle? I’ve heard horror stories of body parts not lining ...
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How to Use Glue on Dent Puller Tabs

I just got a little dent pulling kit that uses glue on tabs: As can be seen, the tabs come in many shapes and sizes, and different surface textures; some have a ribbed surface, while others of a ...
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Paint is cracking and showing lines, like dried mud

4 years ago, after repainting my 1980 Chrysler LeBaron, I'm seeing many lines appear in the paint. These lines appear all over, but especially around corners, and much more on flat, upright facing ...
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What does bondo outgas?

Does anybody know the gas that Bondo outgasses when drying? A neighbour is sensitive to certain gasses and he needs to know if he will be affected by Bondo. Thanks.
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Plastic damage from throttle body/carb cleaner

I didn't realize carb cleaner was so damaging to plastic and unfortunately left marks on my car's plastic grill. Notice how the matte-ish black plastic looks shiny like water was spilled on it, but it ...
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Is this rust or not, will it spread, how should I repair it?

Hit a concrete pole and damaged my Hyundai coupe 2006. This is side view of car just under door where damaged has occurred. As you can see paint worked has been pierced and is showing some metal\...
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