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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old May 3rd, 06, 5:37 PM Thread Starter
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Whats the best bondo to use

I know there is other brands out besides bondo but i looking for a bondo type filler i can use over some body work i have been doing what is the best to use that will last along time and not start the crack and chip
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old May 3rd, 06, 6:40 PM
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Re: Whats the best bondo to use

I use RAGE.

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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old May 3rd, 06, 9:46 PM
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i use ever coat it does not gum up the paper and sands good
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old May 3rd, 06, 9:53 PM
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Re: Whats the best bondo to use

3m gold QBA is the best there is...

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Re: Whats the best bondo to use

I second the 3m gold QBA,and 3m premium.I have also been using Upol's Monarch gold and find it very nice and easy sanding.I have been using rage gold for about the last ten years wanted to try something else.I probably won't be using it again anytime soon,there are better products out there now.
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old May 3rd, 06, 10:52 PM
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Re: Whats the best bondo to use

the great thing about the qba is the feathering ability. it blends nicely..

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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old May 4th, 06, 12:47 AM
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Re: Whats the best bondo to use

I've been using Evercoats Rage, and Evercoats basic lightweight filler. Both seem about the same for sandability/flexability. I'd stay Far, Far, Far away from "Bondo". I used that Bondo Crap on an old car I had years ago (an old caprice classic), and it cracked in no more then 2 months. I have also heard the 3m gold qba is awesome stuff, but cost a bit more so I've heard.

For the money, I think Rage is sufficient for most repairs.



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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old May 4th, 06, 1:10 AM
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I use all Evercoat products with much success. This is everyday, everyone in the shop uses Evercoat.

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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old May 4th, 06, 9:22 AM
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the z grip is good stuff too..

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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old May 4th, 06, 11:51 PM
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Re: Whats the best bondo to use

My vote Rage Gold. Spreads, sands, feathers better then any product out there IMO. Z-grip I think stinks!

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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old May 5th, 06, 7:44 AM
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I used Rage Extreme and the Evercoat Metal Glaze on the '69. Also used Metal-Metal on certain areas. I did an experiment with Metal-Metal : immersed a cured piece of it in water for about a week to check for softening & swelling. I know it has a small amount of talc in it, but there was no sign of swelling after 7 days under water. Rage Extreme takes a little elbow grease to mould, Metal-Metal needs machine power - it is brutal to shape.

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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old May 5th, 06, 1:14 PM
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Re: Whats the best bondo to use

I've used Z-grip and really like it. But, I can't compare to anything else cause I've not tried any of the others.
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