What is Bondo putty used for?

From the smallest to the largest of home improvement projects, Bondo® All-Purpose Putty can handle nearly any repair — fill minor holes or scratches, or rebuild entire missing pieces. It is very easy to mix using the included tube of cream hardener.

Is Bondo a good body filler?

Bondo Body Filler cures fast, shapes in minutes and is formulated to be a non-shrinking and permanently durable material. In addition to its uses on vehicle exteriors and other metal surfaces it is also a suitable repair option for wood, fiberglass and concrete.

What is the difference between putty and body filler?

“The difference between putty and filler is basically the “talc” in the product. Therefore, when using it, the putty is no longer necessary in the repair process.” Putty is great for filling pinholes, scratches, and minor flaws. Metal Glaze is a two-part, premium polyester finishing and glazing putty.

Is there a better body filler than Bondo?

Permatex 25909 Liquid Metal Filler Unlike the Bondo filler, the Permatex product is ready to use, it does not need any mixing. The extra benefit Permatex gives is the high resistance of the product. The 25909 Liquid Metal Filler is resistant to water, oil and petrol, once hardened.

Can you screw into Bondo All Purpose Putty?

Can You Screw Into Bondo? Yes, you can screw into Bondo wood filler. It’s a decent wood filler for appearances sake; you can paint over it, sand it, and it can even take on stain.

Does spot putty need primer?

If you apply body filler directly to the paint, it will crack after a while. Note: I’ve been getting a lot of emails from people asking if they need to spray the metal with primer before applying filler to prevent rust. You do not need to apply primer.

Does spot putty shrink?

Applied directly from its easy dispensing tube, Bondo® Glazing & Spot Putty is formulated for quality auto body repairs in less time. It also shrinks very little over time, helping to ensure lasting repairs without rework.

How thick can you build up Bondo?

Thickness. There is no minimum thickness for Bondo, but there is absolutely a maximum. You do not want to apply body filler to anything that is thicker than about a 1/4”.

What can I use instead of Bondo?

You can use plastic/metal 2-part epoxies. Repair epoxy is also a good alternative.