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Old April 10th, 2009, 02:59 PM
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Bondo or NO bondo is the question

What is the best way on a Defender to get body dings(sometimes a run in with a tree ding, okay maybe Dong) out of the body panel?

I was going to use "Evercoat Rage" as the filler.

Would you get "Dent Wizard" on this or Filler, not sure how much the Wizard would charge for a whole truck but cant be cheap.

Would I be degrading the truck if I use filler?..One thing is true my baby and me wont be parting for many years to come.

Any suggestions/comments would be great
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Old April 10th, 2009, 03:06 PM
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I have seen someone use dry ice to pop small dings out of aluminium, but for anythign with a crease you are stuck with bondo or replacing the panel.
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Old April 10th, 2009, 03:10 PM
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dry ice? interesting.
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When I first got my truck I had some guy come and push the dings out. Probably similar to Dent wizard. Came out good. I'd try that first before bondo.
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search "bondo" on this board. i seem to remember someone (recently) saying bondo and aluminum body panels are a no-go.
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search "bondo" on this board. i seem to remember someone (recently) saying bondo and aluminum body panels are a no-go.
Bondo is fine with AL. But if you can avoid repainting, do that first.
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Bondo cracks from the flexing of aluminium. A very light skim of the stuff that is designed for alum is ok per Mike at ECR and others, but I have seen too many with shitty bondo that has cracked.
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I don't know if it works on aluminum, but there is some sort of lead filler they use as well instead of bindo that is supposed to be better. Pictures I saw of it looked like soldering it on.
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Best thing you can use is Devcon Liquid Aluminum. I used it on my hood. Acts like AL when it dries.. Total bitch to sand down and costs a lot. Bondo is fine though.
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I have heard the Evercoat filler is designed to be used on aluminum, but I have never used it.
I will try and use as very little as possible if any, and try the dry ice methode and a dent expert on the worst places. The ST doors have the most dent's so this is were I will try the filler,..anyway my long term ideas was to eventualy replace them with new units (the steel frames are badly rusted)..
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Bondo cracks from the flexing of aluminium. A very light skim of the stuff that is designed for alum is ok per Mike at ECR and others, but I have seen too many with shitty bondo that has cracked.
I second this... You can use it to fix small imperfections but large damage needs to be straightened or the panel replaced.. Sometimes a new panel might even need a dab if filler here or there...
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