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Antique Tractor Paint and Bodywork

Re: Bondo ontop of powder coat to smooth out the surface? ya

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Cordova Steve

03-30-2013 14:53:21
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What about just spray painting that area after the bondo work is done, and not putting it in an oven? Thanks for your replies fella's!




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B-maniac

03-30-2013 19:15:26
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 Re: Bondo ontop of powder coat to smooth out the surface? ya in reply to Cordova Steve, 03-30-2013 14:53:21  
Just rough it up with 180-220 grit paper and clean it good and make sure you work the bondo with some pressure to get full adhesion. I have , once or twice , inadvertantly gotten a drop of bondo on a chrome bumper before and you play #ell getting it off once it cures. You will have no problem doing it the way you said. Whenever I have to fix a bunch of minute door dings in a car , I never grind it down to metal. No need to and makes no sense to. RB

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B-maniac

03-31-2013 17:16:51
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 Re: Bondo ontop of powder coat to smooth out the surface? ya in reply to B-maniac, 03-30-2013 19:15:26  
With all due respect ,D , I have restorations out there over 15 yrs old and have NEVER had a failure or been able to detect where I repaired using that method over grinding to bare metal. I probably should say "glaze cote" as apposed to "bondo" though since it has a lot finer consistancy . It's all bondo to me and it simply does not need bare metal to adhere correctly. Been doing it for a living since 1971. People who make body filler don't have to make a living with it. If you have 15 small door dings down each side of a car , you are doing no-one a favor by grinding the whole side down or each individual one down to metal to fill.

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D beatty

03-30-2013 19:44:24
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 Re: Bondo ontop of powder coat to smooth out the surface? ya in reply to B-maniac, 03-30-2013 19:15:26  
Directions tell to go to bare metal for best results. I have tried what you said and after two or three years it starts to come loose where its feathered. If your go to bare metal I have never had one come loose.



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D beatty

03-30-2013 15:59:43
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 Re: Bondo ontop of powder coat to smooth out the surface? ya in reply to Cordova Steve, 03-30-2013 14:53:21  
You are going to have to take the powder off and go down to bare mental and than bondo it and than paint over the bondo. Bondo does not bond good to painted surfaces.



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