Bondo Alternative????

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    Bondo Alternative????

    Newbie here with more questions I am wondering if any of you have found a bondo alternative. I am having a heck of a time working with the stuff. perhaps its my inexperience, no, I am sure it is my inexperience, but I am wondering if there might be a better product out there? Let me know if you can. Thanks!

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    Re: Bondo Alternative????

    what are you trying to do with the bondo? there's no way to tell you what else might work if we don't know what you're working on.

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    Re: Bondo Alternative????

    I was attempting to use it on this "first" attempt at a jet pack. I had read a few threads about using bondo to fill in the gaps. I was hoping it would help smooth out the spaces before painting.


    stormtrooperguy said: View Post
    what are you trying to do with the bondo? there's no way to tell you what else might work if we don't know what you're working on.
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    Re: Bondo Alternative????

    If you're trying to fill in seams, I would just use Bondo spotting and glazing putty. It fills in seams and gaps like a charm and can be dry or wet sanded smooth. You can pick it up in tubes at Wal-Mart for a couple bucks. I always refer to it as the "red" stuff because it is...well...red!

    Pack looks pretty awesome, by the way!

    Kody

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    Re: Bondo Alternative????

    looks like a pretty big gap to fill with bondo. It will probably add some weight too. Couple suggestions: CA glue a small piece of plastic inside to act as a floor and fill on top of that, or go to HomeDepot buy some expanding foam in a can, squirt some in there near the top to help support the bondo.

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    Re: Bondo Alternative????

    Thank you Kwally89 & Jango 5204, I will try both methods together. I'll keep you posted!

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