What type of body filler is best?

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In respect to this, what kind of body filler is used on overhaulin?

They use evercoat on overhaulin.

Also, what is the difference between body filler and putty? Such damage generally can be repaired with body filler and/or putty. Fillers can be used to effectively fill gaps or depressions. Where necessary, putty completes the top layer and provides a smooth, pin-hole and scratch-free finish, ready for painting.

Also question is, what is the best fiberglass body filler?

PRODUCT ?FEATURES 1. 3M Bondo 261 (Best Overall) Quantity – 14 ounces Super easy to use Cures up fast Highly durable and non-shrinking 2. Evercoat 156 (Best Value) Quantity – 101 ounces Superior adhesion Excellent for heavy filling Clog-free formulation

Can you use regular body filler on fiberglass?

You can use regular body filler on fiberglass. It's only on SMC panels used on later sharks that you can run into problems. If your car is a chrome bumper car (like in you avitar), you'll be ok.

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Will body fillers crack?

You do not want to apply body filler to anything that is thicker than about a 1/4”. Eventually the filler will shrink and possibly crack or even fall off. The general rule of thumb is that if the dent it deeper than 1/8”, you need to do metal work first.

Is Fiberglass stronger than Bondo?

Difference between fiberglass & fiberglass filler
It mixes a lot like regular body filler, but it is thicker and a little harder to mix. The filler actually has fiberglass mixed in it. It comes short hair and long hair. Both fiberglass fillers are stronger than regular body filler.

How big of a dent can you fill with Bondo?

Its OK to use bondo up to 1/4 inch. If it is your pride and joy, I'd do a little more work to reduce the dent. Using Metal-2-metal will make it a little stronger than normal bondo.

Why is Bondo bad?

Bondo will not stop rust so if it is used to cover an area without the proper prep work the panel will continue to rust from the inside out. Even if you watch the big shots on TV restoring a car, they will use a skim of body filler or putty over the entire car and block it all smooth.

How strong is fiberglass Bondo?


Bondo Fiberglass Resins and Repair Kits are 100 percent waterproof. Because they do not shrink, they are excellent sealers. Bondo Fiberglass Resin is sandable in less than 2 hours, is compatible with all paints, and creates a strong and long-lasting bond.

How much does body filler cost?

Body filler from other sources can cost as much as $18 per PINT.

Can you Bondo over rust converter?

Bondo should adhere to the rust converter. The best way to do it (from what I have seen) is to go down to metal, clean / remove all rust, put metal prep (acid) on metal, add filler, paint with best primer you can (epoxy), then paint.

How thick can fiberglass filler be?

Fiberglass should be used as the first filler applied to the bare metal if you have significant depth to fill (Anything thicker than 1/8 inch).

Is there a filler for metal?


Permatex Liquid Metal Filler is a specialty adhesive which offers ideal solutions for many automotive bonding jobs. This easy-to-use filler can be drilled, filed, sanded and painted and forms a long-lasting, metal-tough bond. Works on metal, wood, and concrete and is an excellent adhesion to galvanized metal.

How do you fill aluminum dents?

On the bright side, aluminum dents and dings are easily repaired without the tools or skills of an experienced technician.
  1. Drill a Hole In It. Drill a small hole in the center of the dent.
  2. Insert a Sheet Metal Screw.
  3. Tug The Washer.
  4. Putty the Hole.
  5. Sand the Spot.
  6. Prime and Paint the Repair.

How do you fill holes in metal?

Filling the Hole
Working from the front side and using the kit applicator, a putty knife, or even a stiff piece of cardboard, cover the screening with epoxy. Apply epoxy until the hole is filled. Then build up the epoxy above the surface of the metal and let it slightly overlap the edges of the hole.

Can you powder coat over body filler?

Filler applications can be tricky with powder coating.
It is not recommended to powder coat over Bondo or similar type putty products. Powder Coating over Bondo will cause outgassing to occur, this will create irregularities in the finish.

Will Bondo stick to aluminum?

The Ease of Bondo Filler, With Extra Strength
This simple 2-part filler is reinforced with aluminum – great for use on fiberglass, metal, aluminum and even wood or masonry.

Is Bondo waterproof?


Bondo Fiberglass Resin is designed for repairing cars, boats, snowmobiles, jet skis, bathtubs and showers. Bondo Fiberglass Resin is waterproof and is compatible with all paints, including gel coat and marine paints.

Why do fillers crack?

There are several things that could cause the cracks in the filler. Possibly, stress, from sanding on the rest of the body, poor adhesion, moisture beneath the filler? You could even have one lower layer of filler that is curing at a different rate than the next.

Can you put glazing putty over paint?

You can use glaze putty over primer. I know a lot of people use it during priming, but go ahead and use it in body filler. Spray some Guide Coat or put the Dry Guide Coat on there. It comes in two different methods and it just helps you identify any lows or things like that before you get to the priming stages.