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  • Made fiberglass dash but looks like crap! PLZ HELP!

    It took forever to finally get screen fiberglassed up then I bondo-glassed it and tried to make is smooth and all but it turned out to keep getting holes in it, and it might be smooth but it was wavy so it looked like crap. I some that M3's dash on here and it said that he used foam. Should I just go up to Home Depot and buy some expanding foam and carve that which would probably be alot easier than trying to sands and shape bondo-glass?



  • #2
    I have been using reinforced glass bondo on my screen as well. I have found that if you smooth the bondo with you finger as it dries it will be much smoother when dried. After you have sanded it pretty well, then use regular bondo to fill in the holes. But use very light layers of the regular bondo, just enough to fill in the holes. Sand and repeat with bondo again to get a smoother finish. From what I have found, if you don't use light coats of the regular bondo, you will get holes just as before. And you will have to do a lot of sanding if you want to get a really smooth finish.

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    My screen looked similar to your in the pictures, you just have to sand it more. I did alot of sanding on mine, got it pretty even before I used the regular bondo.
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    • #3
      i filled in the holes with filberglass resin,, then sanded .. then all the holes where gone,, and it was mirror smooth
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Quattro-A4
        I have been using reinforced glass bondo on my screen as well. I have found that if you smooth the bondo with you finger as it dries it will be much smoother when dried. After you have sanded it pretty well, then use regular bondo to fill in the holes. But use very light layers of the regular bondo, just enough to fill in the holes. Sand and repeat with bondo again to get a smoother finish. From what I have found, if you don't use light coats of the regular bondo, you will get holes just as before. And you will have to do a lot of sanding if you want to get a really smooth finish.
        Thanks for the tip. I was about to just say f'ck it and throw it into the trash. But I'll try out that bondo fill and see if that will do the trick.

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        • #5
          How should I paint it to get a nice finish? Right now I'm using like primer mixed with black spray paint I don't think it looks good though. I want some texture.

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          • #6
            what is bondo?? tnx sorry
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            • #7
              Originally posted by LanoX
              what is bondo?? tnx sorry
              Bondo is a brand name of fiberglass/car body filler.

              Over here in the UK, we have P40/P38, which basically is the same thing, but different names


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              • #8
                Originally posted by Confused
                Bondo is a brand name of fiberglass/car body filler.

                Over here in the UK, we have P40/P38, which basically is the same thing, but different names


                Garry

                aha okay i though it might be that what u told me but huh so many names there
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                • #9
                  Bondo is bad mmmka

                  Originally Posted by Confused
                  Bondo is a brand name of fiberglass/car body filler.

                  Over here in the UK, we have P40/P38, which basically is the same thing, but different names


                  Garry



                  Originally posted by LanoX View Post
                  aha okay i though it might be that what u told me but huh so many names there
                  Ok here is the skinny on this and maybe I can clear up the confusion.

                  Bondo is a brand name of body filler it is cheap and I don't recomend using it. It has the tendancy to shrink which will cause cracks and start to break apart.

                  I would use Evercoat brand body filler it costs about 25-35 dollars a gallon and is very easy to work with.

                  All body fillers are a blend of polyister and plastic

                  Fiberglass body fillers such as Kitty Hair have strands of fiberglass in the mixture. They are used for filling small holes about the size of a dime or quarter. Or for reinforcing a molded in item lets say molded ground effects or hood scoops.

                  For filling small pin holes I would use evercoat body filler mix up a small amount and use a little less hardner that way it stays in a more plyable state longer. There is also a product made by PPG that is called spot filler it is ideal for small pin holes and also can be used to fill rock chips on a hood if all your doing is repainting. This product is easy to use becasue it comes in a small tube and is already premixed.

                  The best way to fill pin holes is to use a straight edge razoe blade for a spreader that way you are only applying the filler to the hole and a small area around it.

                  If you have any questions let me know I did body work for a living for a few years and I do all my own custom work now.

                  Hope this was helpful

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                  • #10
                    Wow - talk about resurrecting a dead thread.
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                    • #11
                      wow - this thread IS back from the dead...lol
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                      • #12
                        buahahah i cant believe this buahahah this is when i just started Fiberglas sing my dash buahahahha
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                        • #13
                          you get it all done??

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                          • #14
                            Wow, I totally forgot I tried that. It actually came out looking "decent," but I'm really anal about putting stuff in my car that doesn't look stock or flow together well; so, I did all the work and then just didn't use it.

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