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UK Bondo alternative?
#1
Hi All,

What are people using to fill larger spaces?

I keep seeing refrence to Bondo but getting this in the UK is problematic. 
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listin...dition=new

Any suggestions?
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#2
(02-06-2018, 08:56 AM)thebeetleuk Wrote: Hi All,

What are people using to fill larger spaces?

I keep seeing refrence to Bondo but getting this in the UK is problematic. 
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listin...dition=new

Any suggestions?

Hi, 

in Italy I had the same problem finding it and I reverted to this one: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ronseal-RSLMPRM...B0046QBRQU
By now I'm quite happy with this one...  Smile
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#3
Bondo is just a popular, inexpensive, automotive body filler - they must have some equivalent in Europe.

This company looks like it has some products that will work: http://www.kenteurope.com/en/automotive/...dy-filler/
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#4
Thanks Guys. Any reason you would use an automative filler over the Ronsel option suggested by mascal?

I did get this but then realised it needed to be mixed with a hardner which I suspect will just be a pain. Would rather get something that is ready to go out the box/tube!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/U-POL-P38-250ml...B000TVM8L4
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(02-06-2018, 08:11 PM)thebeetleuk Wrote: Thanks Guys. Any reason you would use an automative filler over the Ronsel option suggested by mascal?

I did get this but then realised it needed to be mixed with a hardner which I suspect will just be a pain. Would rather get something that is ready to go out the box/tube!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/U-POL-P38-250ml...B000TVM8L4

As long as the filler sticks to plastic, you should be good.

The primary reason Bondo is used (in the States anyways) is because you can find it everywhere (Walmart, Target, most home improvement and/or auto parts stores).
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#6
Car filler is the best option as you can get large tubs of it and its easy to sand. Always to a spray filler on top to fill in the minor cracks and you should be good to go.
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#7
LarryJ's right. My only input would be to try to find a product that you don't have to mix and is in a tube for easy use. I tried the two-part stuff and it was hard to judge exactly how much I needed at a time, so there was a lot of product that I ended up throwing in the trash.
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#8
Thanks all. I'll keep on looking at the moment and report back when I have found the right thing Smile
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#9
This is the best stuff really:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00CQLY700/ref=dp_cerb_2
Works really, really well.

or this:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Easy-Sanding-Bo...B000TAW9FA

The stuff in a tube will take too long to cure, mixing body filler isn't very difficult, the more hardener the faster it sets. This stuff will only take a few minutes if you mix it at the quantity on the tin.
It mixes well, sands like a dream and is tough as nails.

If you are only finishing up fine details, rather than big gaps, search for glazing putty on Amazon, e.g. 3M 05098 Acryl-Red Glazing Putty, it is perfect for getting a super smooth finish, and is ready to use.
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