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d audio 450
01-13-2004, 10:43 AM
ok...got my door all resined up all nice...lookin gooooood....body filler time now, but i was told not to buy bondo cuz i hear bondo ***** ***...but i heard "dynalite(sp?)" is real good...but i dunno where i can get it around here....are there any suggestons? like body filler can generally be found at autobody shops and stuff right? this stuff called "rage" is supposed to be good too...and anyone have any suggestions when im applying this stuff? friend said i cant put it on too thick or it will crack when it dries out if my door flexes at all....thanks for any input, its def ef appreciated
-pat

ramos
01-13-2004, 03:44 PM
Rage is great body filler. if you can't find it or dynalite. Look for bondo llite. I believe it's a green can. The lite body filler's are alot easier to sand. And yep don't put it on too thick. It will crack. When you start applying it. Try to get it as smooth as possible. Once it starts to become rubbery. Use a body file, or some 40 grit sandpaper, and knock down any ridges. It will save you alot of sand paper and sanding.

customcamaro
01-14-2004, 01:31 AM
any differences between the rage and dynalite besides the price difference. gallon of rage goes for 20 and dynalite for 13. any reason why the rage is more expensive?

d audio 450
01-14-2004, 01:59 AM
any differences between the rage and dynalite besides the price difference. gallon of rage goes for 20 and dynalite for 13. any reason why the rage is more expensive?


def def a good question...i have to drive 45min away to get a can of rage too....someone told me that the rage is just perfect in terms of sandability, "creaminess?", and pinhole-less....but i only have enough to buy the dynalite....so owell huh
-pat

customcamaro
01-14-2004, 02:46 AM
Never been a fan of sanding so either way i think im gonna go with the rage or dynalite...guess it depends on how much i feel like spending that day :stuck:

ramos
01-14-2004, 10:01 AM
IMHO it's not worth the extra drive and money for the rage. Don't get me wrong rage is good. But I don't personally think it's worth the extra money and time to get it. I use the dynalite all the time ( comes in a yellow can ) with great results. It sands really easy, and fills imperfections quite well. It has a good sticky texture that smooths easily with a spatula. I sound like I'm frosting a cake or something :)

customcamaro
01-14-2004, 10:08 AM
well if its anything like frosting a cake then i will just have my girlfriend do it :toast:

d audio 450
01-14-2004, 10:39 PM
i am so pissed off, im seriousluy considering giving up, and lighting my door panel on fire.

BODY FILLER F U C K I N G BLOWS

its too thick to mix and it sticks to the spatula and nothing else, i try using a little of the hardener, i try using alot...doesnt work. **** im so pissed off.

about to give the **** up
-pat
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ramos
01-15-2004, 09:03 AM
Try adding some resin to the mix to thin it out some. It makes it a little easier to spread. Also use it as sparingly as possible. Spread it on as thin as possible. :)

d audio 450
01-15-2004, 10:14 AM
when i mix the resin in, when i put the resin hardener in? im putting both the resin hardener and the body filler hardener in right?
thanks
-pat

ramos
01-16-2004, 09:50 AM
You can use both hardeners. But you don't have too. I usually just use the bondo catalyst. Remember to knock down all the rough ridges and bumps left over after applying the filler, just as it starts to turn rubbery. It comes off alot easier now then later. :)

PopcornPlaya
01-16-2004, 02:27 PM
dynalite is avaiable direct from bondo corporation.
www.bondomarhyde.com

they also have a huge assortment of other body fillers. you'd more than likely want to look in the lightweight filler section.

PopcornPlaya
01-16-2004, 02:31 PM
when mixing, you mmay want to try some of the jumbo popsicle sticks (about 3/4" wide, regular popsicle stick length) you acn stir it with it, then use your spatula or whatever you are using to spread it to finsih mixing it. a body file is a huge time saver (i prefer to use just the blade as opposed to the handle apparatus they will try to sell you, just ask for body file refills). if you can't find a body file, you can also use a metal cutting hacksaw blade(look for one with rigid teeth)