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    Dennis B.

    Hey Guys & Gals

    Ok I been at this a while as an Amateur at any rate I have seen many have problems with this area after restoration and paint work.
    I have an Old Plymouth and an old Fire bird I am working on both have problems in the sail Panel area.

    I have removed the lead on the Plymouth and want to use a Fiberglass short strand type of filler to replace the lead with.
    I have since heard others have had problems with this cracking out latter down the road and was wondering what others are using doing to prevent cracks down the road???

    I have heard that all traces of lead need to be removed and then fully weld the seam, I have also heard to use Short strand fillers to Aluminum type fillers, I have also seen guys weld patches over the area.

    I am at a loss except to force myself to learn how to do lead and just re-lead the area its worked for 40 -50 years ought to be good for another 40-50 years.

    Whats works best? whats the best practice ?

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