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  1. judz dwedd's Avatar
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    Nov 26, 2004, 11:14 PM - Merged: Re: Bondo Calrissian... #26

    The bondo spot putty is not suitable for large, thick areas like the dent. It's designed for things like pits and scratches, sorta like spackle is used in drywalling.
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    Nov 28, 2004, 2:54 PM - Merged: Bondo Calrissian... #27


    judz dwedd wrote:

    The bondo spot putty is not suitable for large, thick areas like the dent.
    Soooo... Do I go get another type? How does this work with the other kinds?
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    Nov 28, 2004, 2:55 PM - Merged: how long does Bondo last #28

    how long does Bondo last?

    Before I bought a new can of Bondo the old Bondo was looking bad. I had the old can for over a year.

    Thanks.
  4. judz dwedd's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2004, 4:15 PM - Merged: Re: Bondo Calrissian... #29

    For thicker build-up areas, get bondo AUTOBODY FILLER in a can.
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    Nov 28, 2004, 5:13 PM - Merged: Re: how long does Bondo last #30

    hhmmmm..Do you mean shelf life? Well if you opened it a year ago well its not good to keep it that long without use. Another issue could be if the Bondo was placed at room temperature all this time or not.Temperauture is very important.
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    Nov 28, 2004, 6:25 PM - Merged: Re: Bondo Calrissian... #31

    The kind of bondo you want to get comes in a 2 part mixture.
    Usually in a quart-sized can with a small tube attached.
    The can is the main part of the bondo and the tube is the hardener. You MUST mix the two together. Too little hardener it'll take forever OR it'll never dry, too much hardener and it'll dry before it's mixed.

    I usually use about a golf ball size amount of the main bondo (the grey stuff) and mix it with about a one inch (25.4mm) line of hardener. Mix the two thoughly so there are no swirls and it is one soid color overall.

    Hope that helps. PM me if you have any more questions.

    ~Darren
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    Nov 28, 2004, 6:30 PM - Merged: Re: how long does Bondo last #32

    Usually I have seen a can of the actual bondo lasting two years tops. This is at a constant temperature around 50-90F.

    What I have seen happen alot is the hardener or catalist hardening or seperating. But you can buy new tubes...hoever think about this. IF you are workin on a $150 bucket would you want to chance putting bondo that won't cure on it? OR spend the extra $10-$15 to get a new can?

    ~Darren
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    Nov 28, 2004, 7:30 PM - Merged: Re: how long does Bondo last #33

    I've had cans lying around, and I try to use it after a year and most of the time the part in the can has seperated and has become clumpy. Even trying to mix it doesn't help, like Prymer13 said, you might as well as just buy a new can
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    Nov 28, 2004, 7:47 PM - Merged: Re: how long does Bondo last #34

    I second!

    No! No!

    I third that!

    Git' uh new can man!
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    Nov 28, 2004, 8:03 PM - Merged: Re: how long does Bondo last #35

    You would be crazy to use the old stuff..Spend the money and buy new stuff. Take it from me I just did my rifle with some bondo that was pushing the age in a can. It took well but I wont take that chance again.
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    Nov 29, 2004, 8:51 AM - Merged: Bondo Calrissian... #36

    Wow. Thanks guys.
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    Nov 29, 2004, 5:31 PM - Merged: Re: how long does Bondo last #37


    METALLBOY wrote:

    hhmmmm..Do you mean shelf life? Well if you opened it a year ago well its not good to keep it that long without use. Another issue could be if the Bondo was placed at room temperature all this time or not.Temperauture is very important.
    shelf life


    fettcicle wrote:

    I've had cans lying around, and I try to use it after a year and most of the time the part in the can has seperated and has become clumpy. Even trying to mix it doesn't help, like Prymer13 said, you might as well as just buy a new can

    Though I agree with fettcicle the bondo in the old can was becoming clumpy so I bought a new one.
  13. thunderbolt885
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    Dec 3, 2004, 4:18 PM - Merged: Re: how long does Bondo last #38

    after all... its only like what, $4-$5 bucks?
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    Dec 8, 2004, 6:23 PM - Merged: Re: how long does Bondo last #39

    You can get one of the huge cans at Home Depot for $7.99. I just bought mine yesterday! Mmmmm, fresh!

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