The horror of discovering my rear fenders hid 2in-thick bondo

People, please. I implore you to stop using body filler (AKA bog, bondo, etc) instead of hammering out dents and fixing car bodies properly.

While sanding the rear fenders (guards) on my Pontiac I discovered filler over 2in-thick in places.

Digging these panels out has taken nearly 20 hours over three days (and 12 hours to drive to the shop and back). When it would have taken similar time to fix the metal properly – they didn’t even weld up the holes for the BONNEVILLE badges at the back of the quarters!


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I stripped the driver’s side guard where we found more 1-2in thick bondo hiding a tiny, easily repaired section that measured about 1in square. They literally spent more time putting filler in the rear guards and sculpting it than what it took to fix the guard properly and just do a small skim…


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