It's been a long time since I did any body work on a car. I have sanded off the big blue and brown stripe off the van and am having the entire thing repainted. I am doing the prep work (to about 400 grit) myself, then am going to have it painted and clearcoated by a professional with a booth.
I'd like to fill in the holes left from removing my Fiama awning. There are several and they are about 1/2 to 3/4 big.
I am going to strip the area down to the bare metal around the hole. Do I need to pound (tap) them in so the metal is recessed around the hole, then use a little fiberglass tape in the bondo? It seems like there would not be enough thickness in the putty to adhere if I don't. Or is there a big grommet I should use to stick in the hole? Or something else?
Any thoughts appreciated.