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Old 04-18-2011, 03:08 PM
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Looking for the best way to fix bulletholes:P....don't laugh...I live in a *cough* very "urban" area...

Not much of a body guy myself, so bondo or what?

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for those wanting to know, yes i did recover the round and it was huge. haha at least a .45.
it didnt come all the way out though- it did a round about in the tub corner and stretched the metal out there. Looks weird but I havent take a pic of that side yet.

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You'll probably need some "wire mesh" and bondo and glaze to get that smooth. If you have a welder, welding a patch is the best way, but it's small enough that you should be able to bondo it.
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Looking for the best way to fix bulletholes:P....don't laugh...I live in a *cough* very "urban" area...

Not much of a body guy myself, so bondo or what?
you forgot to add the
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nah, I gave the one I found in my yj to a cop. But...my wifes LJ took 2 (haha) and I think I may have one of those somewhere still.
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I'd say that beats quite a few trail scars, but if you must fix, bondo should work. Kinda depends on how nice you want it to look, I fixed my Nissan hood with bondo and duplicolor, and it wasnt really noticeable except to me because I did the work. Took about 1 hour each evening over 3-4 days to bondo, sand, prime, sand & paint. Good luck!
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Looking for the best way to fix bulletholes:P....don't laugh...I live in a *cough* very "urban" area...

Not much of a body guy myself, so bondo or what?
You live on the East side of Ft Worth ? Howdy neighbor......
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That is freaking hilarious!! LOL
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What part of Florida do you live?
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another thing that works well for that is to put a small bolt through it, put a large flat washer on the inside and on the outside and crank that thing down. It will help to pull the bent metal flat again before you start patching it up. Of course, take it back out when your done.

or...

You could take the top off, move the carpet and put something behind it, you may be able to pound it out flat. Maybe a chunk of 2x4 on the outside and a hammer on the inside? or visa-versa until its flat. (if you don't have the body tools ) Either way, once its a flat hole it will be much easier to work with.

Then use a little bondo or something thin to stick a piece of metal screen to the backside. That 'el give a surface to bondo to. Sand the bad spot then apply thin coats of bondo on the outside like drywall mud or it will bubble... let it sit for a couple days then sand it smooth with a flat block and prime/paint from there. Its also a good idea to get some of that blue or green easy release masking tape and mask off a small square where you will be doing the repair to help keep the patch minimul in size.

x2 on welding it shut after flatening, but if you go with bondo... thats how I would do it anyways. However, if you have it welded the next step would be to grind it smooth and prime/paint it before rust sets in (and it would overnight for bare metal) Which reminds me... until you do fix it, cover the bare metal w/anything. Even if you brush on some enamel and sand it off later. That bare metal inside the hole will rust right up fast!
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ahh the bolt and washer thing will definately be good i think cause of the metal bent inwards...good idea

I'm in north florida...St.augustine ...rusts sucks lol
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I've never heard of anything like this happening in SA before.... Live Oak or Middleburg maybe. Best/ correct way is to weld in a patch, but I know not everyone has the capability.
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I would say the best way to fix it is to move. now while it wont fix the current holes but it should prevent any new ones
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You got very good advice so far the washer and bolt trick is new to me and I work at my families autobody and it sounds Like a really good idea and definitely weld it afterwards and last but not least and the best advice you got so far, move lol cause thats just messed up I know you got to be pissed cause I know I'd be mad as hell if it was mine.
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Ahhh... Anyone asks about it, Just tell them it is a new style of Naca scoop.. Tell them its all the rage now with Jeepers.. Then let them know you charge 35 dollars a scoop to do the work
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Best way to prevent that in the future is lots of time at a range, and one of these:

Haha just kiddin.
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I'd probably just leave it....adds character.
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Best way to prevent that in the future is lots of time at a range, and one of these:

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