DIY How To Bondo Auto Body Repair (Tips and Tricks) To Prevent Common Problems with Body Filler

October 28, 2017 by Posted in: Auto Collision Repair

Auto body filler aka Bondo, polyester body filler, plastic filler, mud, etc. is used to fill small imperfections for auto body repair. A few common problems when …


24 comments on “DIY How To Bondo Auto Body Repair (Tips and Tricks) To Prevent Common Problems with Body Filler

  1. Will Bridge

    This guy ROCKS!. why? Cuz now you can buy a vintage car and know that you can bring it to back to life no matter how much its been modified. RESURRECT an old car and you resurrect the beauty, dreams and soul of the original owner — the feeling you get when she roars again is priceless!!!


  2. Mr.Sin

    So far the only thing I have seen him do with proper technique is mixing his buddy the bare metal should have been sprayed with an epoxy primer before he ever started.


  3. Brad Behning

    Personally, I would blow my brains out if worked as hard as you do with all that manual sanding. I retired my sanding block years ago. Trust your skill with a palm sander and air file, filler can be shaped perfectly in half the time with half the work. Also quit using that expensive glazing crap. Wean yourself off that stuff.


  4. Curtis Allen

    R&I the door after the fit you want. While fender is bolted to car fix the dents usually 1 coat filler sand with 80 DA any over sand with 180, skim coat with putty, block with 180, soft pad DA WITH 320, prime. Block primer with 320 then soft DA 320 real quick, send to paint. Painters happy everybody’s happy. 2hr. Fix easy RO says 6.


  5. Fernando Reynoso

    dude before you made this video you should and go get a class of bondo portion ratio for begginers cause with all the bondo you waste on the 1st coat i bet you could have being able to repair the whole car!…just saying!


  6. C-64

    I keep getting air bubbles
    and big gaps when I spread it
    I tried applying a tight coat on top of it after it dried and it kinda worked..


  7. WatchLearn DontTouch

    WARNING : just to let Amateurs know… you should always wear a proper respirator + Goggles when sanding or painting etc… unless you like chronic chest problems or missing eye syndrome , i would also recommend overalls , ventilated area , gloves , steel toe boots , patience


  8. Michael Burnett

    i may have some questions later when i get ready to make the repairs to a 98 mustang gt.
    car has passenger side fender peeled back to front of passenger door however flared front edge of door and caused a circular wrinkle just under side mirror, replaced fender with used fender from a salvage yard which was perfect and not wrecked. any suggestions would greatly be appreciated.


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