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Bryanthaus wrote:

>   I agree also.  What I did was go to the local junkyard and found a hood
> (so I could learn how to handle large panels) and a fender or something
> with a curve in it so I could practice on these.  $5 for a hood and door a
> couple of bucks, well a few anyway, for a little tub of bondo at
> WallyWorld.  And over the winter I banged and slathered putty so when I
> attack the little dent on the Fasty I won't exactly be flying blind.
>
> Theo
> '70 Fastback
>
> Steven Ayres wrote:
>
> > PhilD=> I think that do your own body work/painting is achieveable &K     => rewarding. ... I await the collective moans ...
> >
> > I agree with you, phil. The problem is that it's so easy to get in over
> > your head, and most people who are working on VWs instead of Porsches
> > can't afford expensive mistakes. For the record I would encourage anyone
> > to study up on body work, it is absolutely doable and the world needs
> > more people who can do it. Do *not*, however, think you can just grab a
> > hammer and a tub of Bondo from Wal-Mart and do a clean job. Patience and
> > close attention to detail are required, and a lot of people don't have
> > the free time we old farts do, or just plain aren't inclined that way.

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Date: Fri, 19 Mar 1999 10:12:28 -0600
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  I agree also.  What I did was go to the local junkyard and found a hood
(so I could learn how to handle large panels) and a fender or something
with a curve in it so I could practice on these.  $5 for a hood and door a
couple of bucks, well a few anyway, for a little tub of bondo at
WallyWorld.  And over the winter I banged and slathered putty so when I
attack the little dent on the Fasty I won't exactly be flying blind.

Theo
'70 Fastback

Steven Ayres wrote:

> PhilD=> I think that do your own body work/painting is achieveable and
>      => rewarding. ... I await the collective moans ...
>
> I agree with you, phil. The problem is that it's so easy to get in over
> your head, and most people who are working on VWs instead of Porsches
> can't afford expensive mistakes. For the record I would encourage anyone
> to study up on body ҋ is absolutely doable and the world needs
> more people who can do it. Do *not*, however, think you can just grab a
> hammer and a tub of Bondo from Wal-Mart and do a clean job. Patience and
> close attention to detail are required, and a lot of people don't have
> the free time we old farts do, or just plain aren't inclined that way.



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