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Old 04-27-2008, 03:02 AM   #121
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ok so that was issue number 1 with my pod. i had the bondo mixxed too hot. no wonder it looked like ass.
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Old 04-27-2008, 07:30 AM   #122
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Damn dude this is gonna be sick! Very nice writeup billy.
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i cant wait to get these bad boys and creme my pants everyday lol
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Old 04-27-2008, 07:18 PM   #124
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Layer #2...whammy!!!

smooothhhh..... or smoother anyway



That sanding thing where it is still wet will do this to your sand paper so change it frequently.



Keep your edge nice and clear,




a little finer^^








See the diffrence between the two, left is after right is before.

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Now for the instructional part of the deal. When you buy bondo it comes with the red tube I spoke of earlier that will match the color of the speader when done properly.

I save this for finishing so I can see the contrast better. You will be able to see where the old bondo was and the new bondo went down.
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Remember, before and after...





These are that "after" once they have been hit with 150 grit . From rough (80), to the medium (120-150) now...







The largest blemishes you should have at this point are about this big, the size of a pin head, no bigger. You might "see" some lines but you should not be able to feel them with your finger tips.

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When your spearding this layer you will have some left as the work time comes close to a hault. When your making the pass and you realize its getting thick, dig into the pile you have left and jam it in some areas you haven't started yet. Smear it in tight as possible. No need to waste good bondo. You can tell the areas I filled in quickly down by the tweeter's side.



and some along the ridge on the lower right hand curve. Gives us an "edge" to work with.

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Old 04-28-2008, 01:20 AM   #128
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ENTER THE RED TUBE OF HEART BREAK!!!

Here comes the notorious red hardener I keep talking about. Grab some 150 grit or close to, a new spatula, a good can of bondo ( no old shit here) some clean spreaders, and the green paper. The paper comes in all kinds of thickness but I use the pretty thick stuff. Contractors paper. Cut it into strips that will cover about 1 sq ft. I have boards I use for work areas as you can tell, so just wrap the paper around the board and tape the other side. This gives you a nice clean surface to mix on. This batch will be very important, it has to be perfectly mixed. No dust in it, no air bubbles, nothing, smooth or it won't turn out that way.



I choose the green so it would add nice picture contrast to the red bondo.

The #2 spreader from Bondo is shown here. Get a glob of bondo on your paper about the same size as the spreader and half an inch thick. then lay out a 1" thick line of hardener.





Start mixing, remember to scoop-swirl 360* then scrape swirl-repeat starting at scoop-swirl. NO AIR BUBBLES!! And you want it to be the color of the spreader. Darker red= less work time / 1/2 the cure time__lighter red = more work time 2X the cure time. So be careful. Getting ti the same color will give you about 5 minutes once uniform in color.





Yup, you guessed it, "squilly will mix that hot" start at the edge and get a good layer on there all the way to the other layer. I know at this point people are like, "damn, thats a lot of bondo; gonna be heavy" NOT TRUE. I sand so much off you could never tell how much went on originally.



Again, even with the new color, dump the "oh shit" bondo into large gaps and holes , press it in and set it down, you can't work it any more now.

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Now remember the pin head holes on the top we saw. Hence the red tube of heartbreak to show us what we really missed after we sand it smooth again. Watch how much we really needed to fix.



DDDAAAMMMNNNNN!!!! Thats a lot of pink and not the good kind. I knew this was going to happen, kinda planned it. In all the pics it "looks" even to the naked eye and the camera. But when you straight edge from one side to the other with bondo (red) large dips and hidden groves get filled in.



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What was that white cream you used earlier to mix with the bondo? Also, and sorry for the newb type question, what does it mean to mix it too hot?
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