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Old 01-13-2007, 06:51 PM
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Bondoe ???????

how much is too much bondoe in thickness, can you bondo over old bondoe . if paint is removed to build up surface from old 5 year job

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Yeah Crackin Up here . Not too be Smart aleck ? But it's Bondo . Roughly 1/8th of an Inch is Acceptable 1/16th is preferd . But Ive Easily seen it Go At 1/4 in deep . Now on issue of Bondo over Bondo <<, Problem with this is that you do not know what's underneath . reccomended that you remove it too see extent of Damage underneath . Cancer could be growing underneath of the Old repair and you need too know too What extent . Along with there is no way of telling how Deep the Fill is . Too thick and Too large . Can Cause Bondo filler repairs too Crack and or even fall off . <<< dont wanna Putt a 6,000 Dollar paint job on something that will ruin it in just a year or 2 or less . Even a 600 Dollar Paint job ? If it only last 3 months Until an old repair Causes a Crack and or Blemish . Really kinda Reflects the Ideaology you cant build a House on sand . Needs a Proper foundation , or your Efforts are in Vane ! Urge you too not be lazy and remove all old repair . Start Over with a Fresh repair . Not Too say that if It's Just a minor Spot repair that I wouldnt Go with Old repair ? Just kinda depends on What it is ? How much is going intoo the Car ? How old is the Repair << Guestimate by Present paint Job , And, We talkin a Hay Wagon and or A Royal Carriage ? Best In my Opinion tho too Remove Old repair's Generally Speaking . If for no other reason than too examine for Cancer . Rust never Sleep's ! Sean
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you dont want more then 1/8th of an inch of bondo. you can use more then that but you might have problems down the line. mike
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1/16. Do the sheet metal work required.
Never bondo over old bondo. Grind it out and start over.
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Old 01-15-2007, 10:41 PM
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I know some guys that did stupid stuff. I had an old bronco and it had cancer over the rear wheel wells and tail gate.
The guy before me put duct tape behind the bondo as a form, and he put bondo on thick over half an inch , in the wheel wells and tail gate. Than he painted it. It looked good for about 3 months, and then one day the whole piece of bondo fell out and had to fix it again, yes he did listen the second time and welded in patch panels, and painted it again.
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