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    Bondo on boxes

    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?







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    Re: Bondo on boxes

    Either one will work.





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    Re: Bondo on boxes

    Wood filler would be stronger.



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    Re: Bondo on boxes

    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.




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    Re: Bondo on boxes

    Quote Originally Posted by azbass
    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..




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    Re: Bondo on boxes

    yeah. on a plain square box. its just wasting it.

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




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    Re: Bondo on boxes

    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?




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    Re: Bondo on boxes

    Quote Originally Posted by cxixer
    Wood filler would be stronger.
    Would you like to explain that for the jury please?




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    Re: Bondo on boxes

    just fill it with bondo, and if carpeting it, seal it from the inside, it will be fine.



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    Re: Bondo on boxes

    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.




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