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#1 Whisper101

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 09:19 PM

Hey all,

I'm doing some touch up work on the shell of my at3k and I was wondering what exactly is the best material fo this application. I've used plumber's epoxy putty before but I'm probably gonna need a few tubes of the stuff and that'll probably be around $15 for three tubes (my estimated necessary amt. ). This is a possibility but no one that I am necesarily in favor of.

I've also seen Bondo used. I'm not quite sure how much Bondo costs, but from what i've seen, it produces some nice results.

So my question is: What substance is the best, most glueable, sandable, paintable for the job?

All suggestions are welcome and thank you in advance...
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Posted 16 December 2009 - 09:32 PM

Hey all,

I'm doing some touch up work on the shell of my at3k and I was wondering what exactly is the best material fo this application. I've used plumber's epoxy putty before but I'm probably gonna need a few tubes of the stuff and that'll probably be around $15 for three tubes (my estimated necessary amt. ). This is a possibility but no one that I am necesarily in favor of.

I've also seen Bondo used. I'm not quite sure how much Bondo costs, but from what i've seen, it produces some nice results.

So my question is: What substance is the best, most glueable, sandable, paintable for the job?

All suggestions are welcome and thank you in advance...


As some may know--Bondo is my choice. The kit (base and hardener) is only $9 at Wal-Mart. Bondo works very well for shell work---but......It WILL crack if it flex's. Any other questions just PM me.
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Posted 17 December 2009 - 12:34 PM

What exactly are you trying to do with the filler? Smoothing out integration points or something? Isn't there a type of polyurethane body filler that is flexible? I'll look in to it and see what i can find.
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Posted 17 December 2009 - 12:42 PM

Bondo is good when you just need to fill holes. It isn't something to use for attaching pieces together. It's best to use epoxy if you can because it's stronger, but if you need a lot, it is cheaper to use Bondo. Just remember that Bondo is absolutely not for attachment; it's only for filling.
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Posted 17 December 2009 - 02:05 PM

Just remember that Bondo is absolutely not for attachment; it's only for filling.



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#6 Whisper101

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Posted 20 December 2009 - 09:42 AM

I just got some of that UV body filler. Will try it out soon and report back...
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Posted 20 December 2009 - 09:48 AM

I use the steel re-enforced epoxy putty that they sell in Walmart's automotive department. The tube is only about $2, and the stuff works great. The only downside is that it hardens really fast, so you have to work quick. Otherwise, it's the best epoxy I've ever used.
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Posted 20 December 2009 - 11:04 AM

I use the steel re-enforced epoxy putty that they sell in Walmart's automotive department. The tube is only about $2, and the stuff works great. The only downside is that it hardens really fast, so you have to work quick. Otherwise, it's the best epoxy I've ever used.


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