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    Constant Bitrate i3igmind's Avatar
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    bondo taking so so long

    guys just want to ask a quick question.

    i strat last night at 10:30pm my first bondo coat and till now which is 4:00pm and the thing is still wet.......
    what's going wrong.

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    did you use enough hardener and mix it properly?

    how warm is it where you are working? Cold will prevent it going off.

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    it's arround 60 here, it was a little cold last night
    but i'm at work now and i've it out side in the sun and still now done, it's getting a little bit hard.....
    so every time i want to do bondo i'll wait this long or it's something wrong i'm doing.....i hope it's something wrong i'm doing.

    what is the best type of bondo i should use.

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    No, you shouldn't have to wait this long. Bondo should harden with in 5 to 10 minutes. You may not have mixed in enough hardner. Also I believe it is recommend to use bondo when the temp is above 60 degree, read the instruction on can, it should tell you the temperature. Also it was probably too cold over night for it to harden. Try to use a space heater to make it harden faster.
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    yea it should be hard and sandable in 5-10 min like Quattro-A4 said. i always over add hardener. and make it dark pink.

    i would scrape it off and redo it, since it should be hard in minutes.
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    yeah i did that
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    okay guys what type of bondo u guys recomend
    glass/jel what? coz i've never did something like that b4

    here is a rough pictuer of what i'm trying to do , i also don't know what to fill the free space with.

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    if never did it, then you should be careful, I will try to give you as many pointers as i can remember right now, and maybe some people can add:
    1. The Bondo and Hardner mix should match the color of the mixing spatula thing they give you.
    2. Try not to put bondo all over the console and teh frame, just in the cracks and space between the two.
    3. if you have to sand a lot and at slower pace, do it, perfection will make you smile everytime you get into your car.
    4. Take time to put on the primer. Two coats 6" away every 10-15 minutes (5 times...thats right 5 times) it makes a difference. Make sure ot sand lightly after 10-15 minutes of waiting.
    5. Look at number 4 but do it with the paint color. Vynil or however you spell it, paint looks good. 6-7 coats. Do not make the mistake of spraying close and making such thick layers that they reflect...then it sucks. Following this info and you shall succeed.

    as far is what to use: Putty Bondo is fine for cosmetics and some structure, but for structure you have choices:
    1. Superglue...my choice...its perfect (lots of it)
    2. fiberglass (find tutorials yourself...there are plenty)
    3. improwise... heat-melt the plastic...whatever you feel safe with.
    If I said somehting that is incorrect, someone please correct me.
    Also visit this thread of mine...it has pictures of my console being done (here you can see the bondo color, the proceeder, and more. ) Tview/linitx taken apart(pics)

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    here is a pictuer of my bashbord. i don't know how to fill the empty space
    pluse here is a pictuer of the bondo i'm using
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    make an MDF frame or summit and bond it it with epoxy. Use Bondo only for thin surface finishing. The fibreglass reinforced stuff is better for structural work.Alluminium mesh and stuff may also work - basically the stuff you find down your car parts place for fxing bodywork.

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    I wasn't mixing enough hehee .
    here are some of this morning progress,,,
    and yes i hate sanding so far this is my first coat....i'll go today and buy touch up bondo
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