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What is the best way to remove body filler? blasting?

How about with out blasting???
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Just grind it out. blasting will not be effective or quick.
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How about paint removers of some kind?
 

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How about paint removers of some kind?
Sandblasting won't do much good. I hate grinding it because of the dust, unless it's a small amount. I use aircraft paint stripper to soften it and scrap it off with a putty knife.
 

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I was hoping for a stripper like aircraft would work I too dont like to clean up the blasting or sanding mess.
Will the torch idea work easy or will it heat the metel up and possibly warp it?
 

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if you have the bondo exposed hit it with some brake cleaner . it will soften it up and make it come off pretty easy .
 

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Ive used a wire wheel or wire cup brush on the end of my 6 inch angle grinder. It does create dust but it doesn't seem to heat the surrounding metal up enough to destort any of it. I hate it when you discover body filler.
 

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do not heat it with the torch. the idea is to pull the solvents out and turn it to powder. just a pass or two over it then hit it with a welders brush.
 

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If do not heat with a torch what do you pass over it before you hit it with the brush

do not heat it with the torch. the idea is to pull the solvents out and turn it to powder. just a pass or two over it then hit it with a welders brush.
Do you pass over it with the torch or with something else before you hit it with a welders brush?

Also, what if the "Bondo's" been on the panel fer 40 years or so...ain't the solvent gone by now?

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your not really heating it. running the torch across it burns off solvents and drys it up. it doesn't take much each pass. after the first pass you'll see what it's doing. comes off easy with a brush and putty knife . best way i found until i put in my blasting booth .
 

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Okay, that's what I thought you ment but wanted to make sure.

Thanks for the clarification!

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thanks all I will be trying this hopefully this weekend and will let you know
 
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