You know what sucks? Sanding Bondo. Well, actually it’s not difficult but it takes forever.
I really wanted to try some minor Bondo work today. I’ve never used body filler before, but I’ve used drywall mud and it’s basically the same concept. So I opened the can I bought at Canadian Tire the other day, mixed up a VERY small amount with the hardener cream and WHAMMY! James Bondo. (sorry)
I did some filling on the front fascia where it was all scuffed up and cracked. The spreader I had was not ideal, and the body filler hardened WAY faster than I was expecting… like 3-4 minutes and it was unworkable. I got it on in time but it was a bit messy and too thick in some spots because I rushed it.
I waited for it to cure, then got to sanding it. That was actually fun for a bit, to see the progress, and see things taking shape. Then my arms got tired. The final result doesn’t look like much, but it actually feels so smooth I can’t tell where the filler is when I run my hand over with my eyes closed. The sanding is done, with the exception of the spot by the edge of the hood which is tricky and I’ll need to use a small file to get the angle correct.
I’ve got to work on my technique, so I’m off to YouTube to see what I’m doing wrong, and how to do it properly. Any suggestions, please email me!