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Skeeter51
06-14-2006, 11:05 PM
I started to make my box today and some of the corners look a little rougher than I want. Can you use bondo to smooth stuff out, and make it look good for when you carpet it? I have been told to use wood filler, what are your opinions on this?

dbornotdb
06-14-2006, 11:34 PM
Either one will work.

cxixer
06-15-2006, 01:11 AM
Wood filler would be stronger.

azbass
06-15-2006, 01:14 AM
id only really use bondo, to fill in counter sunk screws. if the edges are ruff on the box. just sand a round ness to em.

Buckshot
06-15-2006, 06:17 PM
id only really use bondo, to fill in counter sunk screws. if the edges are ruff on the box. just sand a round ness to em.


Why? I've used bondo on plenty of wood prjects. I have rage gold, so it's a little exspensive, but ****, I still use it. Bare raw MDF definately doesn't like bondo, but if you rough it up with some 80 grit and a DA it sticks fine. If you're going to do it by hand I would use like 60 though..

azbass
06-15-2006, 06:19 PM
yeah. on a plain square box. its just wasting it.

on more complex, curved enclosures. yeah its a must.

Randy Savage
06-15-2006, 06:19 PM
If you have a router you can do it in a fraction of the time and it'll make your life a lot easier...

Skeeter51
06-16-2006, 09:49 PM
ok i have been using wood filler, and it seems ok but not great. on two of the end pieces on my box there is a small gap, like a 16th of an inch. I think i should probably fill this in with bondo. Do I just buy basic bondo body filler for wood? or is their a special type?

PV Audio
06-16-2006, 11:26 PM
Wood filler would be stronger.
:eyebrow: Would you like to explain that for the jury please?

iamamp3pimp
06-17-2006, 08:58 PM
just fill it with bondo, and if carpeting it, seal it from the inside, it will be fine.

Buckshot
06-18-2006, 07:41 PM
Regular bondo, or wood filler will work just fine. I personally would use wood filler if your going to buy it, because it's cheaper.