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fiberglass repatrs on body(sheet metal)

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is it feasable to use fiberglass to patch holes in the body ie: quarters wheel houses iknow patch panels would be the right way but i donot have the equepment to weld sheet metal
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It would depend on how big the holes are. I have used some fiberglass stuff called "Kitty Hair" to patch some small holes, and it has worked well. I am not sure how large of an area you would want to use it on - I have never used it on any hole larger than 1" - 1.5".

· Just some guy
67 coupe, 69 Sportsroof, 86 hatchback
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I have to say most people do NOT recommend it. It seems whatever is patched always comes loose later. I you use bondo to patch rust, I guarantee it will fall off later.
All that said, I've had good results patching small stuff with fiberglass. Fiberglass (unlike bondo) can be waterproof if correctly applied. I used to know a guy who made a huge patch on the rear of his old Duster quarter panel. It had to be at least a foot square. He actually did a very good job with it but never bothered to paint it. Weird guy. I saw him and his Duster around for 10 years. The rest of the car slowly fell apart but that quarter panel stayed solid as a rock.
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