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Where to find flexible body filler locally

My track plastics came well "tested" and I need to make some repairs. Where can I find flexible body filler locally, and what brand name is recommended? Thanks in advance!
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i think i found some at murrays auto parts store. check auto stores.
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buy 3m plastic repair, any automotive paint store will have it. Napa or a place like that may have some.

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I think it's "Arnie's" . They're in Joliet. Check the phone book. They are an automotive paint supplier. I got it there.

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I think it's "Arnie's" . They're in Joliet. Check the phone book. They are an automotive paint supplier. I got it there.
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is that stuff easier to work with than bondo body filler?

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Okay, is it better??? cheaper? more expensive?

Bondo works for me, but it's a pain to apply..

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If you wanna repair, use some fg mat and top it off with rage gold or rage extreme. Easy stuff to work with and sand

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I didn't think about Arnie's. Thanks! They helped me with striping for my 996. Good peeps there.
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If you wanna repair, use some fg mat and top it off with rage gold or rage extreme. Easy stuff to work with and sand
Rage is good stuff. I got some through Murray's auto parts.

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The flexible body filler isn't any worse then Bondo. Not in my poorly experience view

Ken would know best.

Bondo is too brittle. It doesn't flex well and cracks easily on the track plastics.

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Jason (TeamSerpent) turned me on to Plastex last year when helping me mend a few cracks. The stuff seemed easy to work with, fairly strong, & somewhat flexible. It also dried quickly.

I don't have much experience with it, but I'd definitely use it again.

Using a piece of FG mat along with this kit for larger cracks/breaks/holes works even better.
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dave if you want to repair OEM motorcycle plastics with the correct putty use this.

http://www.levineautoparts.com/polyflex.html


but what your asking for is not the right thing.

your (race body work) like most all is fiberglass epoxy with woven fiber cloth matted down into a mold to shape your body work, followed by a brushing or spray of epoxy resin to fill in most of the air pockets that didnt fill correctly. a quick 200grit sand then they shoot a thick primer to seal and cosmetically cover there tiny flaws and also make it easyier for the end user to get painted.

so in short just use bondo if the panels are really stiff (like they should be for race body panels and such)

good luck.


p.s. back support all broken areas before doing any fill repairs.



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Thanks for the explanation Ken. The man knows his stuff!
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