I knew that putting body filler over top was a poor idea as rust could reform and bubble up under the paint. I thought of fiberglass, however that was also messy and problematic. I decided the best approach was to go back in time to the days of lead solder filling. There is an excellent supplier in the US, TP Tools.
I had all the items shipped to my US address and they arrived within 2 business days. I purchased lead body solder, tinning butter and a copper brush for application.
I have been sitting on this stuff for a couple months and decided to dive in yesterday afternoon.
Here are the shots of the process.
|Here we have some small holes and pitting|
|initial filling of the holes|
|I added some more material and smoothed it out.|
Overall I am pretty pleased, especially for a first attempt. I will need to use a thin layer of filler to smooth things out, however it is being applied to metal coated in high build primer.
I hope to have the rest done before class starts on Saturday morning!