What Body Filler is suitable in the UK?

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    What Body Filler is suitable in the UK?

    Hi vode,

    So I'm starting next weekend to build my helm and help my two friends make theirs. We shall live or die together!

    What do any UK mandos suggest using in place of bondo?

    I have seen this Halfords | U-Pol Easy Sanding Body Filler

    Is this suitable?

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    Re: What Body Filler is suitable in the UK?

    I'm using P38 for a custom Mando at the moment - works for me:
    Halfords | David's Isopon P38 No.1 Kit

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    Re: What Body Filler is suitable in the UK?

    I'm going to get myself some of this stuff as it's MUCH cheaper than Halfords Fillers, Pre-Mixed Fillers, Body Light Filler No 7, - CFS Fibreglass Supplies It says it's pre mixed so as long as you don't leave the lid off it should be fine

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    Re: What Body Filler is suitable in the UK?

    Yep, Isopon P38 is what you want

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    Re: What Body Filler is suitable in the UK?

    Thanks guys!

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    Re: What Body Filler is suitable in the UK?

    Virtually all car body fillers are suitable for costuming as they are all used the same for car repairs that need to stand up to the rigours of the road, I used to be a motor Mechanic and in the trade we used P38 because that's all that was available back then (28 years ago) but nowadays they use the cheapest they can find.

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    Re: What Body Filler is suitable in the UK?

    The one I use here, in Spain, is made by "Presto". It's a German brand, and it works pretty good. It's the same as "Bondo Gold".



    There are also other fillers made by Presto, one is like normal Bondo, a fiberglass based filler, great for filling holes and using as a base for the Gold, but not easily sandable. And the other one is an aluminium based filler, I haven't used it but has aluminium dust in it so it could be really hard for sanding.

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