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Old 10-31-2006, 11:01 PM   #1
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so i got some bondo for a lil dent in my car, misrea dthe directions, thoguht it said to knead the hardener into the filler, naturlaly i assume knead means with ur hand so i got a big glop of bondo and im mixing it with the hardener, its gets all ove rmy hand then all of a sudden my hands strat burning im tihnking thats no good, o wel im following the direcitons, then it all starts hardening on my hands im like o crap, took me like an hour to peel it all off, then i reread the directions and it just said mix, and says avoid skin contact, lol so any info that you guys may have about preperation and application would be greatly appreciated befor ei take another whack at it
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theres not a really big trick to doing bondo, just rough up the surface so the bondo has something to adhear to (if you havent done that already ) dont use too much and when you apply it try to do it as smooth as possible, it makes it a lot easier! oh yeah, and try not to get it on your hands
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ok but like what are you use for preperation? just like a sheet of cardboard or something disposeable like that? and what tools are you using for application? i wanna avoid bubble holes
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yes a peice of cardboard will work.. for aplication you can pick up a package of paddle type things.. they make for doing bondo.. but iv used a peice of plastic from an antifreeze bottle.. anything thats pretty flexable and has a really nice strait edge will work.
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My dad has a board, very similar to a clip board. Just slap a gob of the bondo on the board, then squeeze in the hardener. Then take the plastic spreader and mix the two until the color is uniform. Then spread it on as thin as you can so you don't have to sand forever. This is what you need to spread it on: http://www.eastwoodco.com/shopping/p...roductID=12234

And when you mix the bondo and hardener, the kneading is the key. Don't just swirl it around, but fold it. What you do is slide the spreader under the glob, and flip it over. Do this many times. It will help minimize any air in the mixture. If you just swirl it around or whatever, you will greatly increase the amount of air that gets trapped resulting it air pockets in the bondo when you use it.
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My dad has a board, very similar to a clip board. Just slap a gob of the bondo on the board, then squeeze in the hardener. Then take the plastic spreader and mix the two until the color is uniform. Then spread it on as thin as you can so you don't have to sand forever. This is what you need to spread it on: http://www.eastwoodco.com/shopping/p...roductID=12234

And when you mix the bondo and hardener, the kneading is the key. Don't just swirl it around, but fold it. What you do is slide the spreader under the glob, and flip it over. Do this many times. It will help minimize any air in the mixture. If you just swirl it around or whatever, you will greatly increase the amount of air that gets trapped resulting it air pockets in the bondo when you use it.
He pretty much hit the nail on the head.
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Use a block when sanding and do it in an x pattern. Run your hand over the length of the spot fingers first then plam to see if it'* smooth.
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Use a block when sanding and do it in an x pattern. Run your hand over the length of the spot fingers first then plam to see if it'* smooth.
to add to this.. if you close your eyes while sliding your fingers over the area helps... at least thats what iv found out.
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Use a block when sanding and do it in an x pattern. Run your hand over the length of the spot fingers first then plam to see if it'* smooth.
to add to this.. if you close your eyes while sliding your fingers over the area helps... at least thats what iv found out.
also if you put your hand on a rag (T-shirt typr matterial) and feel the panel with it ( one layer no wrinkles) it will help to eliminate the tendency for the sand scratches to move your finger slightly which if the did move you might think you had a trouble spot in that spot where you might actually not
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