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Old 02-02-2006, 12:49 PM
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Foose still puts bondo on bare metal

Did you ever notice that? Wonder if it's because of the
time deadlines or he believes it's a perfectly acceptable
practice?

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I've been putting bondo on bare metal since the beginning of time and have never had it come off. This epoxy stuff hasn't been around that long. We were told to put bondo only on clean bare metal. I'm working on an old Chevy that was redone in the late sixties. The old lacquer paint is junk but all of the 40 year old bondo has held up great.
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Bondo on bare metal

Old bondo on bare metal done sometimes in the 60's on the 37 chevy I am working on is really comming off hard. I have sanded, beat with a hammer, used a chisel, and pried with a screwdriver to remove it. I have heard that some chemicals will soften bondo so you can scrape it off easier. Anyone know what to use?
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Did you ever notice that? Wonder if it's because of the
time deadlines or he believes it's a perfectly acceptable
practice?

He does it both ways, usually the body will be epoxied and some of the other parts not, majority of time if allowed it gets epoxied.
On the chry not seen yet on TV the whole thing was epoxied.
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Boy is this subject getting beat to death. I don't know what chemicals would soften the bondo. Not sure of what you heard of, wonder if paint stripper or the chemicals they use to dip bodys would have any effect, never tried any chemicals to soften it. Some people heat the old bondo with a torch. I still remove it the way i always have, grind it out, or dig away at it with a course sanding disk on an 8" orbital.
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If I have to remove excess bondo on something.. I get out the grinder.. trying not to get into the metal though... when it get's closer I use a DA locked into the grind mode with 80 grit on it...
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Usually Aircraft Stripper will soften up old body filler. It won't take it off, but will make it easier to scrape off.

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Yup..pick up some 24 or 36 grit round hard backed sanding disks..makes mince meat of bondo
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I use a wire wheel on my grinder....
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I use a propane torch. Just warm it up, and a hand wire brush pulls it off.

Like anything involving heat and metal.....don't be stupid and start rushing. Otherwise you will need Wray Schelins shrinking disk video.
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i still use it over bare metal and have been doing it for 14 years now , when i first started if i used it over paint i would get shot buy the boss

as long as the metal is clean and is scratched up a little you will have no hope in hell of it lifting
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