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ThomasG
05-13-2007, 06:24 PM
Im about to paint my box a glossy black but im not sure what to fill in all the screw holes with. Im worried some of the stuff will crack cause of all the thumping.

What worked well with you?

Bondo? Cylicone?

blackbonnie
05-13-2007, 06:33 PM
i would just bondo over it to fill them in and sand it really good and smooth and you shall be fine

NewToTheGrounds
05-13-2007, 06:43 PM
x2 bondo, fast and easy gets er done good, dont use wood filler or anything, crap to work with and takes to long to dry

bigwheel15
05-13-2007, 07:07 PM
Newspaper. Or wood filler.

Probably wood filler.

WantedIsHere
05-13-2007, 07:09 PM
wood filler or fiberglass bondo... wood filler doesnt take that long to dry...

BrianChia
05-13-2007, 09:32 PM
Are they countersunk screw holes? You simply drip a little glue in the hole then plug them with dowel rods, cut it as close as possible to the surface, then sand it flat. You can also buy plug cutting bits and use a different type of wood to make contrasting/accent plugs, but that's more work than it's worth if you're painting it all black anyway.

azbass
05-13-2007, 09:33 PM
just bondo, sand and be done with it, no need to get all technical.

fwb_1234
05-13-2007, 09:37 PM
PV Audio had this great idea, but its probably a little much if you are painting.

It was to:
Save your MDF dust, mix it with glue and then put it in there.
Comes out the same color and everything.

Immacomputer
05-13-2007, 10:55 PM
PV Audio had this great idea, but its probably a little much if you are painting.

It was to:
Save your MDF dust, mix it with glue and then put it in there.
Comes out the same color and everything.

Actually, it comes out a little more yellow if you use Tite Bond II. It also comes out rough when trying to fill screw holes.

Wood filler will work just fine and it won't crack. I did have issues with wood filler bloating up on me after a month or two. Bondo will probably be your best bet.

I don't know what Cylicone is...

baseballer1100
05-13-2007, 10:57 PM
I love bondo.

fwb_1234
05-13-2007, 11:04 PM
I love how we jump on the easy answers, but if some guy is like "I need help with this complicated box design," we are like "man, gonna stay the F away from that..."

ballstothewall
05-14-2007, 12:34 AM
I love how we jump on the easy answers, but if some guy is like "I need help with this complicated box design," we are like "man, gonna stay the F away from that..."

And your point is...

fwb_1234
05-14-2007, 01:39 AM
just pointing out the irony

audiovision
05-14-2007, 02:00 AM
bondo = so that's how its done, good to know! Now I won't have to worry about messin' with the other sh** I've used in the past.
(I had some previous attempts crack, break up and fall apart on me)

:graduate:

Immacomputer
05-14-2007, 07:46 AM
just pointing out the irony

You must not know what irony means.

Texas Tech
05-14-2007, 10:32 AM
yea where is the irony in that, are the people here expected to answer the tough questions or does it say somewhere that tough questions have to be answered by people?

Omarvelous
05-14-2007, 10:34 AM
F Bondo.... gotta mix n *****..... Wood filler, faster n easier.

Ku-sama
05-14-2007, 10:35 AM
I just squeeze Liquid Nails out of the caulk gun into the holes.....

jdawg
05-14-2007, 10:43 AM
I was gonna say semen, but the other suggestions sound better

Ninteens
05-14-2007, 11:37 AM
I've used bondo a lot on speaker boxes. I've never had a problem with it cracking.
Just blow out the holes before you put it on.