Thursday, August 21, 2008

Bondo... Part 2

An update on the window sill that I was fixing with Bondo....

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I sanded the excess Bondo down with 60 grit sand paper on a random orbit sander. Here's how it looked after I was done:
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A few spots left to fill, but overall a pretty good first try! A stiff bristle paint brush is excellent for removing all dust and dirt from the crevices of a repair such as this; important because Bondo needs a clean, dust free surface to adhere to.

This time, I had learned a few things about Bondo. I used an (old) spoon to mix and apply it instead of a putty knife, which allowed greater control. I mixed smaller batches of Bondo, and waited for them to hit "prime" spreading time... about 1 minute in. This is the result:

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A little more sanding, and I think we will have it!

3 comments:

Jen said...

Just last night I was wondering how your bondo experience had turned out. I'm glad it worked and that you're starting to feel the bondo love :)

ROXY said...

Wow!! Great work!! I think that would unfortunately be beyond my skill level ;) Keep up the great work!!

modernemama said...

takes forever doesn't it? but it will be great when it's done and painted