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Readily available bogs/fillers for use after glassing/resining?

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I'm about to lay up my last layer of glass on my pods.

Before moving on to spray putty and painting things for final finish, I'll obviously need to bog the glass and sand it back to a smooth finish.

My question is, apart from two pack 'Bondo', what alternatives would be available?

And, should I be looking for something that sets rock solid, or with a little flexibility instead?

Basically, what does everyone use that works?

I don't mind sourcing from either Bunnings, or a panel beaters suppliers place if automotive fillers tend to be the preferred option for people.

Thanks all.

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Builders bog, flexible putty anything like that will work. You can use Gyprock Joint Filler which is what I have used but I prefer to use a 2 pack bog because it sets harder and quicker than ordinary fillers. U Pol make some nice ones if you can source someone who stocks the brand, Evercoat is also an alternative, a little bit easier to sand but comes more expensive, otherwise your local Autobarn will stock Motospray fillers.

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some pics would be nice, curious to know how difficult pods are to make?

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Rage gold..

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If you want to work quick and fill big imperfections, then turbo builders bog from bunnings is a good bet. Its 2 part though. After that any spray putty will fill the little holes etc.

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Cheers lads.

I don't mind a two part mix up. If it's easy enough to use, sets fairly quickly without loosing workability too soon, and is easy enough to sand, I'll have a go with it.

Some people have said that it's better to sand some of these fillers before they're fully hardened. Apparently it makes for a quicker job and a better finish?

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Some people have said that it's better to sand some of these fillers before they're fully hardened. Apparently it makes for a quicker job and a better finish?

Best thing for that would be a rasp set, it helps shape the filler while its still drying, they sort of look like a cheese grater.

Turbo Builders bog is a great product because it doesn't run and once its dry its still very easy to sand before it cures, down side is the price.. However if you after something to slap on and sand away to help create a shape then as I mentioned before U Pol or Evercoat make great fillers.

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Best thing for that would be a rasp set, it helps shape the filler while its still drying, they sort of look like a cheese grater.

Turbo Builders bog is a great product because it doesn't run and once its dry its still very easy to sand before it cures, down side is the price.. However if you after something to slap on and sand away to help create a shape then as I mentioned before U Pol or Evercoat make great fillers.

+1 on the rasp. I used 3M glass fibre reinforced body filler on my sub enclosure. Used a rasp to get rid of the big rough areas and get the basic shape and then sanded smooth once it was set a bit more but BEFORE it sets too hard. This stuff sets like concrete!

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some pics would be nice, curious to know how difficult pods are to make?

Have a look through the tutorials section...

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