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Bondo and Cold weather use?
Posted 08 March 2010 - 09:13 AM
I need to reattach my door trim to my '97 GT Wgn. I'm going to use good old Bondo, basically as glue. Is it still too cold here in MAss to use it? It's going to be maybe 50 today, i'll point the car into the sun to help out. Any ideas?
Many thanks, SubeeTed
Posted 08 March 2010 - 09:41 AM
You could try a test batch, but that temperature is probably too low --read the directions.
[...] It's going to be maybe 50 today, i'll point the car into the sun to help out. [...]
See http://www.roadsters.com/filler/ , a pretty good write-up where 64 degrees F is stated as minimum temp for curing.
Posted 08 March 2010 - 12:27 PM
I guess you could try it for temporary use. If so, use a hair dryer to heat and dry the bondo.
I think you would be better off using some good glue, or even a trim adhesive that would be designed for that purpose.
Posted 08 March 2010 - 07:34 PM
Posted 09 March 2010 - 09:23 AM
Bondo is a bad choice for trim attachment. You'd be better served heading to your local body shop supply and getting some 3M trim adhesive. Barring that, you can use any silicone adhesive. With either, make sure you tape the trim down securely after applying the adhesive for 24 hours to assure a good job.
Still, even with these, it might be too cold yet.
Posted 09 March 2010 - 11:04 AM
There are all kinds of adhesives, etc. (including double-sided tape, which for certain purposes is a simple solution) that 3M has for automotive applications. Click on the links at the left of the following page for lot's of info:
Posted 09 March 2010 - 02:08 PM
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