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    Default Body Filler

    What's the best body filler to use? I have some dents pounded out and need to fill and sand them smooth. Is tractor vibration an issue with Bondo etc.

    Any help would be appreciated.....

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    Default Re: Body Filler

    Probably the best would be a fiberglass reinforced body filler to withstand vibration. Make sure to sand area with at least a 60 grit paper to allow the filler to grip well.
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    Default Re: Body Filler

    The best place to get high quality body filler is at a store that caters to body shops. Alot of the local non chain store parts stores around me also have a very large assortment of body shop supplies and also mix paint to match. Find a store like this and ask the sales rep the question you asked here. Yesteryears bondo is not today's high performance body smothing compounds. Let them know exactly what you want to do with it and they should be able to square you away.

    As perviously stated make sure to use a very course sand paper to prep the surface. Another key step to a lifelong bondo repair is surface cleaning prep. Once you think you have it cleaned clean it again. Any type of contamination from oil, grease, silicone and such will prevent it from bonding properly. Also, don't go to thick with it. Remember, bondo is for smothing a surface and not filling a crater. If it's to thick (no more than a 1/4 inch) it will just fall out in time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F350
    What's the best body filler to use? I have some dents pounded out and need to fill and sand them smooth. Is tractor vibration an issue with Bondo etc.

    Any help would be appreciated.....
    Hey F350, you still working on that tractor grill???
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    Default Re: Body Filler

    polyurethane body filler's of today are vastly superiour to "your dads" bondo.

    With micro bead tech (meaning it doesnt load up on the paper) and being much more flexable, its a great thing.
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    Default Re: Body Filler

    true story
    Years ago I experimented making some body filler trying talk, chalk dust and most every powder in the kitchen with no luck.
    I found polyester resin mixed with quick-set cement had a great texture for spatuling it into holes/dents etc in my old Ecomoline. BUT
    The next morning I discovered those pretty red sand pieces were garnet rocks and were harder then either my sandpaper, files or grinding wheel. The rest of its life that Econoline just went thru life with pimples.
    Thank goodness they now sell body putties that work.

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    "The rest of its life that Econoline just went thru life with pimples."

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    Default Re: Body Filler

    having worked in a body shop most of my life, most of the professional muds are meant for speed (read easy to spread and sand and a lot more expensive) bondo from walmart will fit your needs and be cheaper than visiting a auto paint store.

    visit here to see the different kinds of filler there is Welcome To Bondo

    a hint on slinging mud, apply thin even coats and work it down between coats it's a lot easier than trying to sand off a mountain

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    Default Re: Body Filler

    yep ovrszd, I'm ready to paint.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by F350
    yep ovrszd, I'm ready to paint.....
    I look forward to seeing the finished product!!!
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