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    Yep, that's why it's called body filler. Use bondo to join the two pieces... sand it down... reapply more bondo if necessary, to get it to look just how you want... sand... prime... paint.

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    There are different types of Bondo. You can get the pink bodyfiller, the green
    "glass" version, and another resin jelly type. For dash fabs its best to use the green glass version of Bondo with the pink used on top for final layering.

    anything large you could use resin or jelly with glass matte or cloth...

    In your case Faiz Id use the green Bondo Glass version. (comes in a blue and white can) Thats if your in the US. BTW faiz - that could have been my post that you saw where I used the Bondo on my dash - and it was the fiberglass Bondo.
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    well thanks for the answer, and yeah that might have been you post, i will be getting my package in tomorrow and should do some work this weekend and i will get the green bondo like you said, btw i live in missouri, right in the middle of no where. hell i would be suprised if we were on the map, kinda ****ed since i use to live in dallas texas, now i have a population on 5500 pushing it,

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    get both the glass bond and the normal kind ... you want the glass for the first 2 or 3 layers to build stength ... then the regular stuff to smooth it out. the glass bondo is real bad about leaving craters.

    here's a pic of the two types i used (glass kind is on the left): http://gallery.jackshakes.com/carpc-...bondo_products

    the stuff on the right is the finishing bondo (normal stuff) ... you can also use the red can that is used for automotive applications.
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    ok, im gonna mould a screen into my friends dash, but he has a new vauxhall corsa and they have a daft shaped radio so i figure ill buy an adapter that takes it to din, and cut the adapter up, then "bondo" the bezel into the adapter. i am thinkin of then turning it into a mould by putting fibreglass over it, so when i remove the fibreglass, ill have an inverse mould so i could easily make another one for another friend if required, would this be ok? i have 0 experiance in fibreglass, but the "bondo" is the same as the woodfiller that i use alot at work.

    thanks in advance,
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    Quote Originally Posted by shakes
    get both the glass bond and the normal kind ... you want the glass for the first 2 or 3 layers to build stength ... then the regular stuff to smooth it out. the glass bondo is real bad about leaving craters.

    here's a pic of the two types i used (glass kind is on the left): http://gallery.jackshakes.com/carpc-...bondo_products

    the stuff on the right is the finishing bondo (normal stuff) ... you can also use the red can that is used for automotive applications.

    Where'd you buy those Shakes? Somewhere here in Atlanta? If so I need to pick some up, but I only need a small amount of the one on the left.

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    yeah any hardware store ... home depot has both of them ... that's the smallest can I saw ... but I think they were $10 each? so not too bad. They also have huge cans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Banderon
    Nah, you're from the UK. You'd have no idea that Bondo is just a brand name cause it's my understanding that you guys don't have it over there.

    However, if you thought Tobasco meant hot sauce, then yes you are stupid... and a poster boy for VERY effective advertising.
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    scotch for tape. The list goes on and on. I guess the companies making these products are liking the free advertisements.
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    What you are talking about are
    "brand names" that have been transformed into "generic names." Other examples are aspirin, linoleum, nylon, escalator, kerosene,and zipper these where all brand names at one point. More recent examples are Xerox, Styrofoam, and rollerblade.

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