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Illustration #225

Cut a piece of the expanded metal to the shape of the hole, but about 1 in (25mm) larger all round. Put it under the hole and fix it in place with small lumps of filler containing extra hardener for quick settings. Add filler to build up the contour.

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    Patching rust holes

    If a hole in the bodywork is not in a load-bearing area, such as a section of the chassis, it may be repaired with glass fibre, body filler or the more recently introduced filler-fibre mixture. Read more

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