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My first car was probably made up of about 60% Bondo, and while that’s not what you should do with it, it’s still great stuff.  I’ve used it for all types of applications other than bodywork.  The trick in buying Bondo is to buy about five times what you think you’ll need.  I found a gallon of their #265 lightweight filler over at Home & Beyond for just $17.46 — a pretty good deal.

Hey, sometimes it’s the only thing that’ll get the job done.

#265 [Bondo]
Bondo Gallon Body Filler [Home & Beyond]
Street Pricing [Google Street]


2 Responses to Dealmonger: Bondo Lightweight Filler

  1. Stuey says:

    Eh, watch out for Home & Beyond’s shipping charges. It’s $6.88 + 0.49 a lb, and the gallon is quoted at 9.0 lbs.

    In other words, it’s not $17.46 but instead $28.75. At that price, you may as well pick up quart cans locally at Walmart or any auto shop.

    On another note, I haven’t tried it out yet, but many modelers and computer modders swear by the stuff since it’s easy to work with, sandable, and paintable.

  2. Will says:

    When you say you use it for applications other than bodywork, I hope you don’t mean as a filler for wood restoration, as some people have taken to. Professional restorers will tell you that Bondo does not expand and contract in a manner consistent with wood. Even worse, some DIYers make the mistake of using a non waterproof type on exterior repairs.

    When it comes down to it, the repair will be much better served by an epoxy consolidant designed for wood.

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