before i got this car it had had some heavy bondo work done on the drivers side, mostly the rear door. it had cracked and rust was coming through, so i knocked off most of the putty (1/2 a cricso can) and redid it. just not as heavily. i didnt clear coat it due to the "yellowing" that occurs with aerosol clear-coats. i also dicarded the factory molding and put a 3" chrome tape stripe down the side where the molding was. some day i'll do the other side.