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    Theres some bondo thats in an orange tube...I think its called spot filler actually. Use it for the last coats. So you have Fiberglass Bondo in a can. Then you apply regular bondo in a can (I think its in a red can). Then you apply the bondo in the orange tube. This stuff will dry very quickly, in less than 5 mins, and you can sand it down very very easily. Use 400-600 grit sandpaper and get a extra smooth finish. Be careful to not use the orange stuff very thick as the last coat, just use it to fill in pinholes and things like that. You can however use it to fill in small cracks and things. Hope that helps. Oh also I hope you're using a sanding block cause otherwise your fabricated piece won't be straight most likely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grayscale
    Theres some bondo thats in an orange tube...I think its called spot filler actually. Use it for the last coats. So you have Fiberglass Bondo in a can. Then you apply regular bondo in a can (I think its in a red can). Then you apply the bondo in the orange tube. This stuff will dry very quickly, in less than 5 mins, and you can sand it down very very easily. Use 400-600 grit sandpaper and get a extra smooth finish. Be careful to not use the orange stuff very thick as the last coat, just use it to fill in pinholes and things like that. You can however use it to fill in small cracks and things. Hope that helps. Oh also I hope you're using a sanding block cause otherwise your fabricated piece won't be straight most likely.
    I didn't know about the Bondo spot filler. That stuff sounds like exactly what I'm looking for to use as a final coat. I am using a sanding block, but it's tough to use to get in to corners, so I've been using the sanding bit that came with the Dremel to get in to the corners and even them out. It's a little tougher than using a block, and does require a steady hand, but I think it gives a bit more of a professional look to it.

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    Any updates to the project? Beware that bondo expands in heat at a different time than paint and can cause cracks. Use as much fiber strand embedded bondo as you can until you get to that final finish. I need to redo my bondo work i think =\
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    It may be called 'Bondo-Glass', and yes, it's great.

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    Dude... barrow a digital camera and post the finished result. I would love to see your finished product
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    It sounds like you worked very tediously. I would really like to know if you got the stuff in the orange tube and would like to see the finished result too! Pix pix pix!
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    Post pictutes or someone is going to have answer to my wrath


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    I highly recomend getting a file!!!
    try to find a 4 in one or 2 in 1 design
    with rasp and double cut.
    the rasp type will help with getting the bumps out fast and the double cut will give it a smoother finish. follow it up with some 200 grit. then use bondo filler putty/glaze to fill in small holes. then use aournd 600 grit and finish with 1000

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    Sorry I haven't posted in a while. This project has been on hold because of work. The next chance I get a free weekend, I'll do some more work on it. I've been sanding it every chance I get, but it still isn't 100% even, so I think I'll end up doing a few more coats of bondo just to get it really REALLY smooth. I'll give that spot filler a shot, and see how it goes. Once I've got the fabrication all done (before I paint) I'll find a way to get a camera and post pics.

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    Sweet...I just started dremeling out a spot to put a slimline DVD drive right under where my lilliput goes...i'll post pix when i get done
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