Bondo question.

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by LogansRunner, Mar 20, 2006.

  1. LogansRunner

    LogansRunner Well-Known Member

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    Hey everyone, this is the first time I would like to use bondo. Now my question is, what types of materials can bondo bond with, this may bo a stupid question though. :p
    I ask because I've been working on those wolverine claws, and I would like to finish those up pretty soon and the weather is getting better and I would like to paint them fairly soon. So the claws are made from a sheet plastic 4 mm thick, and I would like to know if the bondo will stay off, and if I have to worry about it cracking or anything. The reason I'm going to use the bondo is because there is places on the claws I would like to fill in etc.
    -Thanks for any help.
     
  2. darthig88

    darthig88 Well-Known Member

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    Hey Sal long time BUB????

    Bondo will bond to just about anything, Even you- so please be carefull .Plastics [ good for sabers] and metal [ hehe they use it on cars]
     
  3. Darth Cross

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    If the places you need filled aren't too big you could try filling it with baking soda then adding some thin superglue. This will bond to almost anything and it is a very hard filler.
     
  4. GeneralMayhem

    GeneralMayhem Sr Member

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    I agree. Bondo is very heavy and can be brittle, and it's not the most adhesive substance out there. Gel type super glue on the other hand, can fix a world of woes, specially with a good accelerator or a mister filled with water on hand.

    ~ GM
     
  5. ursus43

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    And if the cracks are wide you can try JB Weld. Comes in a 4 minute version or a longer set version (24 hrs).
     
  6. RICHIES ARMOR

    RICHIES ARMOR Sr Member

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    Most importantly with the Bondo be sure to scuff or sand the surface that youre applying it to for adhesion or it make simply flake back off.

    Richie
     
  7. division 6

    division 6 Master Member

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    Also if it can flex than don't use bondo.
    It will pop right off.
    It also doesn't hold up to punishment of being knocked around.

    Use some sort of epoxy putty.

    If you need something really strong than go to Lowes plumbing dept. and get the epoxy putty that has steel in it. (comes in a stick)

    D6
     
  8. LogansRunner

    LogansRunner Well-Known Member

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    Alright I'll check this stuff out. I don't think I'll have to worry about the bondo flaking off because the plastic I used doesn't really bend it is quite strong in fact.
    -Thanks for the help.
     
  9. Swedolorian

    Swedolorian New Member

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    I have that experiance too..
    I used it on my Fett gauntlets, and as they are ABS... no good.

    But it's perfect on resin and sintra to build up and as a filler.
     
  10. Jack Bauer

    Jack Bauer Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Whenever a project calls for Bondo. Don't use it. Use "Evercoat" instead. There's a 'metal glaze filler' for metal, a 'gel kote' for fiberglass, and a 'polyester glazing putty' to use on plastics, wood, etc. THIS STUFF ROCKS Bondo's A$$.

    Evercoat. By Spishak. (not really)

    I've only used the polyester one. Seems to me it is much stronger then Bondo, goes on better, and sands easier. Of course I could just be a fan.


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  11. LogansRunner

    LogansRunner Well-Known Member

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    Can you buy that stuff at a local Value, or Home Depot?
     
  12. LogansRunner

    LogansRunner Well-Known Member

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    Here's an old pic of one of the claws
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    Some of the other 5 need some major filling, just wanted to post that pic so everyone knows what I'm talking about. :)
     
  13. division 6

    division 6 Master Member

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    I would "personally" suggest a bit more filing and sanding to get it as close to finished as possible before adding other materials to it.

    The closer to being finished in the original material the less work to do to get it glassy smooth and beautiful with other mediums.

    my 2 cents

    D6
     
  14. LogansRunner

    LogansRunner Well-Known Member

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    Alright I'm going to try the superglue mix out on a scrap piece and see how that turns out. Thanks for the help again.
     

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