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Body seams

I’ve decided to tackle the body work on my late mk 3.1 and I’ve read practically every thread. Where I’m a little lost is the panel alignment on the seams. I’ve ground down my seams and they don’t need the HSRF. My issue is misalignment between panels. My question is do I block more of the high panels and reshape them with rage gold or just reshape and feather them out with Rage? Everything I read just shows lots of filler and shaping. And yes I did all the wax / degreasing and comet scrubs before grinding. Thanks

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Maybe Mr Kleiner or the Da Bat care to share some insight? 😬

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Not a body guy myself, Jeff K did mine, but I wouldn't recommend sanding down the body, filling the low areas would make more sense. Sanding the high area's would just cause thin spots in the body.
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As Rich said you don't want to get carried away removing a great deal of material in an effort to bring the high side down to the low. Once the mold flash (they are not seams) is knocked down the contour matching is done with filler.



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Thank you! Just wanted to be completely sure. Any pinholes I come across in the fiberglass, can those be opened up and filled with Rage? Or should I mix up a little resin to fill them? Thank you again.
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I used Evercoat Metal Glaze for pinhole patrol.

Mix up resin? Most of the off the shelf stuff is polyester. FFR uses vinylester. I don't think you want to mix the two. The last thing you want is incompatible products under your paint.

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Rage Gold, Evercoat Ever-Gold finishing putty or the metal glaze mentioned will all be fine. After you spray your high build Slick Sand or equivalent it will undoubtedly reveal some pinholes on the edges of doors, hood and trunklid. I like to use the uncured leftovers from the mixing bucket to hit those using a touch up dauber (they're like a tiny Q-Tip) but you'll have to work quick before it kicks. Mk3 eh? Welcome to pinhole purgatory! I did an old Mk3 several months ago for the first time in about 4 or 5 years and had forgotten how full of holes they are...the little bastards seem to never end

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