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Post by elfin girl on Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:50 pm

so i have a few holes i want to fill up before they get too bad, been told they are not mot failures and its fine to fill them.
its been years since ive done this, seem to remember using something like p38 and some wire mesh.
im wondering what you guys think is a good cost effective product. im loathed to go to a car spares shop as im sure they will be twice the price of getting anything online, im not worried about cosmetics as they wont be very visable and will paint over it anyway
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Post by scotia on Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:27 am

Shocked 

when you have a hole in your tooth do you just put some chewinggum over it?
ore are you going to the dentist to cut out the rotten part and replace it with some decent material?

you cant repair or touch up rust
it has to be removed and welded back up or else it will consume your van.

i know its not the answer you are looking for but whoever told you its fine to fill up a rusty hole is kind of retarded.
if the holes are not in sight/visable just ask someone you know who can weld it up for you.

you can do the pre work en aftermath yourself to save costs...
the welding itself doesnt take that long , the pre and aftermath work does.
so if you do it yourself it will not cost that much i think
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Post by Logi on Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:31 am

Realistically we would need to see your hole to decide what you should fill it with.... Some things last longer than others and will fill your hole better. You don't want it falling out half way through, a good hole filling should last for ages.

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Post by elfin girl on Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:59 am

well i suppose i asked for that! im pretty sure if i get it welded that bit will last longer than the rest of the van!
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Post by scotia on Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:33 pm

Logi wrote:Realistically we would need to see your hole to decide what you should fill it with.... Some things last longer than others and will fill your hole better. You don't want it falling out half way through, a good hole filling should last for ages.

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priceless  Laughing 
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Post by Logi on Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:36 pm

daisydon wrote:well i suppose i asked for that! im pretty!

Well i do try to please a pretty girl needing a good filling Twisted Evil
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Post by elfin girl on Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:10 am

hahaa... i just nearly choked.. uh. oh damn... there is nothing i can say that doesnt have a double meaning... I've not filled any holes in a while so im a bit out of practice ;-)
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Post by elfin girl on Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:13 am

Logi wrote:
daisydon wrote:well i suppose i asked for that! im pretty!

Well i do try to please a pretty girl needing a good filling Twisted Evil


and there you go presuming I'm pretty again. one day a "pretty" girl may just turn up on your doorstep and give you a shock !  pig 
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Post by Logi on Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:08 am

Seriously though, unless you cut out the rust and replace it with good metal it will return rapidly. Sure you can fanny it up with filler P40 and shite but if you intend on keeping the van you're just postponing the issue.
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Post by HighlyJetted on Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:51 am

As long as you remove all the rust you can just skim over with filler, as long as the hole is nothing more that pitting.

The rust needs taking off both sides of the panel, and bond something on the back, and paint over it.
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Re: best filler for rust holes?!

Post by elfin girl on Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:19 pm

well, i needed a puncture repaired so while the wheel was off got a better look and ... poke.. around at my .... holes.... so yeah... ..bigger than first expected so not worth the effort of cleaning up and .... filling.... still only about 1/2inch... x 1inch... but i suppose ill have to get a professional to this job... makes a change from doing it myself i suppose  Wink 
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Post by Logi on Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:21 pm

Filling your hole yourself has it's advantages, you know exactly where the hole is and where to put the filling to the best effect, no fear of someone mistakenly filling the wrong hole in the dark affraid
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Post by HighlyJetted on Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:13 pm

Could be a pleasant surprise, you might end up with holes filled you never even knew about
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Re: best filler for rust holes?!

Post by PFM on Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:05 pm

Logi wrote:Filling your hole yourself has it's advantages, you know exactly where the hole is and where to put the filling to the best effect, no fear of someone mistakenly filling the wrong hole in the dark affraid

I think that's best. You will also know exactly what is being used to fill the hole, whether it's the right filler for the application, and if it's new or being re-used.  cyclops

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Post by elfin girl on Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:51 pm

Razz 
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Post by Logi on Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:49 pm

daisydon wrote:Razz 

Yes, a tongue fills holes nicely too.....
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Post by HighlyJetted on Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:00 pm

Depending on the size of the tongue
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Post by elfin girl on Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:10 am

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Post by elfin girl on Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:04 pm

well my life just gets more exciting... booked in to have my (vans) holes welded next month... best wash my hair then ...
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Post by HighlyJetted on Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:32 pm

Woohoo! That guy has a pretty big job on his hands  tongue 
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