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Old February 24th, 2009, 04:21 PM
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needle scalers?

Anybody have experience with these? How effective are they at removing bondo?
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Old February 24th, 2009, 04:29 PM
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Yah, it's on the rear fender of my shitbox daily driver. Truthfully it IS the rear fender of the daily driver. Looks to be as much as 4" deep, I'd like to remove it to pull the dent. Are they just too aggressive for sheet metal?

Thanks for the advice!
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Old February 24th, 2009, 06:03 PM
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Borrow my Porta Power (currently in Galpins garage). You can push the dent out using hydrolics pretty precisely and the bondo should pop off.
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I had good luck using one to remove a waxoyl like coating on a chassis prior to sandblasting, but as it has been said, you'd tear up anything lighter.
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I would never use a needle scaler to remove bondo. They are great for removing rust and stress relieving welds however.
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Is this on the red Miata? Oops, I just dimed you out in front of everyone...

I use a torch to heat it up and then I break it free with a chisel. Usually heat will break the bond between the bondo and the metal. Do it outside though!
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