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SPLluminator
06-11-2009, 08:30 PM
You guys have any quick tips to using bondo? Any help would be great!

Supergumby5000
06-11-2009, 08:33 PM
like, bondo'in a fiberglass door panel?


dont get too carried away, keep it pretty thin. You just wanna fill in the uneven spots.

SPLluminator
06-11-2009, 08:39 PM
like, bondo'in a fiberglass door panel?


dont get too carried away, keep it pretty thin. You just wanna fill in the uneven spots.

Correct, i made soem fiberglass door pods and i need to smooth them out. Do i sand the fiber glass first?

kurrupt
06-11-2009, 08:42 PM
Correct, i made soem fiberglass door pods and i need to smooth them out. Do i sand the fiber glass first?

i would it will require you to use way less bondo

WrenchGuy
06-11-2009, 08:50 PM
Scuff the glass with 80 grit. Bondo in low spots and contours and sand with 80 also.

Then milkshake it!

SPLluminator
06-11-2009, 08:51 PM
Then milkshake it!

Hrmm?

WrenchGuy
06-11-2009, 08:56 PM
Hrmm?

1 part bondo 5 parts resin. Equal hardeners and mix to paintable filler or pour.

SPLluminator
06-11-2009, 09:05 PM
O thanks for clarifying. What do you prefer? Paint or pour? Do you get brush streaks?

91Chevy
06-11-2009, 09:05 PM
Sand the fiberglass first. Apply bondo in thin layers, just enough to fill holes. Scrape it on so that there's no extra. Sand it. Repeat as you find necessary. Milkshake it if you plan on painting.

SPLluminator
06-11-2009, 09:07 PM
Ill take pics after bondo to see what you guys think, paint or carpet. SHoudl i just use a old CC or st to apply?

91Chevy
06-11-2009, 09:11 PM
Putty knives will work fine if you have any. Getting a plastic body filler applicator is nice though.

SPLluminator
06-11-2009, 09:12 PM
Putty knives will work fine if you have any. Getting a plastic body filler applicator is nice though.

I have plenty. Thanks guys. I hope this turns out pretty good.

WrenchGuy
06-11-2009, 09:12 PM
O thanks for clarifying. What do you prefer? Paint or pour? Do you get brush streaks?

If you brush too long it will leave strokes but you can tell. I prefer pouring small pieces like tweeter pods and kick panels I painted it on for my panels it goes a little further that way.

AVX Mike
06-15-2009, 05:13 PM
Use the premium lightweight filler. It goes on smoother and sands much easier. It is worth the extra money. Use regular bondo for the first layer and ultra light after that.

nineball
06-15-2009, 05:18 PM
forget bondo. throw it away. first layer after glass i used duraglass, after that rage gold. the results are much much better.