Tin Repair Work
Dinged sheet metal can be repaired with specialized welded-on studs and a slide hammer, but that's beyond the skill and tool budget of most folks. Body filler is the next best thing and has been used by shops for decades. It's an effective way for home mechanics to address dings and minor, incidental damage. More serious damage should be addressed by replacing the panel, but cleaning up dents is a fun skill to develop and can save a load of money.
- The first coat in a paint job. It seals the metal and provides a foundation for paint. Layer for a smooth finish.
- Get this professionally color-matched. A shade off and it will look terrible.
- Clear Coat Seals and protects the paint beneath it. Required for metallic finishes.
- Polishing Cream Liquid sandpaper. Use with polishing pads and elbow grease.