removing the dent from the DP helmet

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    mike
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    removing the dent from the DP helmet

    I'm not sure if this has been discussed before but I will be getting a DP bucket from a guy on soon and was wondering if anyone knew how. Any help will be appreciated.

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    Re: removing the dent from the DP helmet

    Bondo my friend. Sand off the paint on the inside of the dent and fill 'er up with bondo!

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    Re: removing the dent from the DP helmet

    mike here is what i did. i used automotive putty. it is the same stuff auto body shops use for dents. this stuff worked great on my msh2. the problem i heard with bondo is that it does dry rather quickly and will sometimes crack. i have never used it so i can't verify it. but this stuff i used (bluish green in photo) has no air bubles and no cracks and worked great.



    kevin

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    Re: removing the dent from the DP helmet

    cool, where can i get either of them and how much are they

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    Re: removing the dent from the DP helmet

    Bondo is automotive putty...at least that's what it's largely used for. Bondo is just a name brand, there's lots of off brands which are similar. Bondo is two parts that when put together appear pink...and IMO the advantage of Bondo is that it dries fast.

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    Re: removing the dent from the DP helmet

    Why in the world would you want to mess up a perfectly good helmet? I have used the red bondo putty for part of my blaster but it did dry quick,shrink, and crack.

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    Re: removing the dent from the DP helmet

    I used wood filler. Works fine so far.

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    the stuff i used is one part no mixing. but it does need time to dry. at least over night. the advantage is that there are no air bubbles, no mixing, no mess, and smooth as all get out. you can get it at NAPA. check the gauntlet dart thread as the name of the stuff is there.

    kevin

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    In hindsight, I might not have used Bondo. Not if there's something that actually dries more slowly. I wasted twice as much filler as I used because it dried up before I could apply it. You'll have seriously less than 5 minutes with Bondo. It does work well, mind you, if you can manage to work quickly or can afford lots of it.

    Heads-up: the label says that this stuff causes cancer if the fumes while hardening are inhaled, or the dust while sanding.

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    Re: removing the dent from the DP helmet

    You need to make sure to mix small amounts of it so you don't waste it. You can also add a little less hardner to give you a little more working time.

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    Re: removing the dent from the DP helmet

    I just got the filler that trooperkev used. It was like $20! There is a lot in this tube.

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    mike
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    Re: removing the dent from the DP helmet

    so you would get these at Kregan or some thing right?

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    Re: removing the dent from the DP helmet

    hey asok let us know how you like it. also keep in mind that you need to apply it in layers. keep me posted.

    kevin

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    thunderbolt885
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    Merged: cheap dent filler? (no wood putty please)

    anyone know what is a cheap deent filler for a dp bucket? i mean around $4-$5


    thanks,
    scott

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    Merged: Re: cheap dent filler? (no wood putty please)

    bondo at walmart is 5 bucks

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    Merged: Re: cheap dent filler? (no wood putty please)

    I'm not sure how much the items mentioned in this thread run. You can probably find bond or an imitation for maybe around $5 at Wal Mart. May be a little more. http://tdh.prop-planet.com/viewtopic...c=9165&forum=9

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    Merged: Re: cheap dent filler? (no wood putty please)

    ok, thanks! i had no idea! but isnt there a rumor that bondo shrinks and cracks?

    Scott

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    Merged: Re: cheap dent filler? (no wood putty please)

    honestly, their is a rumor about everything. I keep hearing how bad the rubies helmet is even though mine looks proportunatly fine. Their is a war about if Rub n Buff actually dries. I haven't used bondo myself, but my dad fixed a dumptruck where he used it and their was no cracking.

    And we filled a really big dent.

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    Merged: Re: cheap dent filler? (no wood putty please)

    No,I've had no problems with it shrinking and cracking.

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    Merged: Re: cheap dent filler? (no wood putty please)

    Is there an echo in here?

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    Merged: Re: cheap dent filler? (no wood putty please)

    I have seened plastic filler at Auto Parts stores .. Is it
    cheap ''yes it is''.....

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    Merged: Re: cheap dent filler? (no wood putty please)

    does anyone know the name of the walmart bondo?

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    Merged: Re: cheap dent filler? (no wood putty please)

    If you just go and ask them, they can point it out for you

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