Not car related but what filler should I use?

BLUE72CAMARO

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So this is not car related what so ever but I need somebody that knows body works help as I have never spread any bondo/filler before in my life. I am restoring a 1942 Grob inc. NS-18 vertical bandsaw for my shop. Currently I am disassembling and stripping off all the layers of old paint off of it. The main frame is a welded plate construction and is going to need a little filler to smooth out some of the seams before I start painting it back up. What kind of filler would be best/easiest for me to work with being a complete noob to this? Below are a couple pics of the saw currently.

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Twisted_Metal

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So... You're over-restoring a saw.
Will it get pin striping too? ;)

A light weight body filler like Evercoat will be easy to sand and contour around seams.
 

Twisted_Metal

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If it's only the seams you want to fill and smooth out, paintable automotive seam sealer would probably be the best product for the job.
It's probably very similar to what was used when it was built.

A caulking gun and your finger are the only tools required for that stuff.

What color will it be painted?
Battleship grey or a mint green were both used for equipment of that era.

(Seriously...I think you should consider some red pin striping if it's going to be grey.)
 

BLUE72CAMARO

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There arent any open seams to seal just where they are welded together that isnt flat. What I have taken out seems to be a hard filler that was sanded smooth, you couldnt see the seams until I stripped it. Mind you the paint was very rough and dull.
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My plans are grey and blue, it has become the official paint scheme of my shop projects it seems.

My welding/work table with air ride to raise the casters. Also in background above
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My 60's vintage kalamazoo horizontal band saw i restored a little over a year ago.
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After
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