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Well I had the brilliant idea to bondo my enclosure (home) so that I can get a great paint finish. Well I am done bondoing and now is the sanding stage, I am using an orbital sander and 60 grit sandpaper, I have been sanding for 2 hours and I am not done with even one side yet... My fingers tingle. Is there any better faster way to smooth down bondo? Thanks! My nervous system appreciates it.
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better filler. also do it in stages, when it is not quite fully cured is the best time time sand it. after that, you'll be sitting there forever.
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yep a bondo shaver works great until its cured. But yea better quality filler will be a life saver. EverCoat Rage Gold ftmfw
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I know it's too late, but if you spread the bondo thinner and more passes it'll be way better in the sanding stage. dam it must be thick for 60 grit not to work. I've used 40 grit and I think I've heard of 36? other than that belt sander like dirty said
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First. You probably used to much. You only need a lite coat to fill the low spots. Second. like suggested you really want to get the bulk of the material removed in what is called the "green stage". It is were the filler is somewhat hard, but not completely cured. You want to sand with an aggressive grit at this point cause it will want to clog the paper. Some use a "cheese grater" others use coarse grit sand paper.
Once you have it knocked down let it cure the rest of the way about 10-15min then go at it with 80grit and an orbital sander. Proceed to work your way up to finer and finer grit until you reach the desired finish.
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Omg I love you, I went out and bought one and it is working great! And yeah I am using Evercoat Rage Extreme. Will have pics up in a bit
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knock it down with a cheese grater, (not that kind of cheese grater) then come back with 36, maybe even 24 if your feeling crazy,
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and i hope you didnt but it on that thick, box flex will crack it off, unless you hit the wood with some 36 so the bondo will add here, you shouldnt have used bondo for a good finish, you should have used a filler primer (high build) and call it a day
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and i hope you didnt but it on that thick, box flex will crack it off, unless you hit the wood with some 36 so the bondo will add here, you shouldnt have used bondo for a good finish, you should have used a filler primer (high build) and call it a day
Yeah, I am probably just gonna use nice primer next time...

Used bondo mainly to fill the amp hole (And my shitty nail gunning)... Decided to bondo entire thing on the fly



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