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    fiberglass or bondo??

    well, i just read a post and it says not to bondo since bondo can crack, so do i do fiberglass, i saw a post where a guy with an audi used bondo to mold the screen in, and it came out perfect, so what do you guys think bondo or fiberglass

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    It depends what you are better at using. I am lucky, I know how to lay up glass. (Used to repair fibreglass boats). If you have never used glass before I would suggest bondo, unless you have alot of time to experiment.
    Bondo usually cracks because either too much hardener has been used or there is not enough support for it. It isn't suppose to be all that flexible, so if the panel that you are putting bondo over flexes then of course it will crack.
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    fiberglass for structure
    bondo for finish work
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    is "bondo" avaliable in UK?
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    "bondo" is just any car body filler..
    or u can even use "builders bog" used when building houses..
    its all the same stuff

    u can get fiberglass body filler also.. its bondo with strands of fiber glass in it.. it doesnt crack as easy as the stands plastic filler.

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    It also depends on how big of an area you need to cover. If you have a 6" hole, use a fiberglass matt ... If' you're just doing a screen bezel ... tru fibergassing is overkill.

    I used "bondo glass" which is just bondo with strands of fiberglass in it. Lay this down over all cracks to build up the strength ... then go over it with normal bondo to get it nice and smooth.
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    Bondo is really just a brand name... but it's the de facto body filler used in the US, so people often just say Bondo when they mean body filler.

    Much like tobasco sauce. It's amazing how many people think that tobasco is actually a type of hot sauce, when in reality it's just a brand name.


    That said, I recommend body filler for anything small, and glass for anything big. A custom housing for a screen is definitely small work. A custom housing for a sub, that'd be reason to use glass.

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    lol now i feel stupid ! that's good though ( just about to saw up my dash )
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    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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    by the way, thanks for those quick replies,
    well this is what i am doing, i am gonna mold a lilliput screen into a doubledin, slot, it is gonna be a very tight fit, it is an acura, so i will be barely molding it in, it will be used more to just attach the two pieces together, i think the gap between the bezel and the hole will be under .5 of and inch, so what do you guys think.

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