Has anyone used bondo to fix pressure dents on bottom of boards?

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by Malibootay, Nov 30, 2017.

  1. Malibootay

    Malibootay New Member

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    I have two boards that have pressure dents on the bottoms. Not huge but they bug me. I've seen people (mostly with liddles) with what looks like bondo or body filler used to fill them. I'm wondering what the process is. These arent top-shelf boards so I dont really mind some grey patches. I've used Q cell but find it to be too runny to set in these types of dings, where bondo can be more clay-like and easier to work with, so I'd imagine.

    What type of bondo is used? Whats the process? Is there a top coat of resin?

    Or if I should not use bondo like this, you can talk me out of it too.
     
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  2. hangeleven

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  3. Stringer

    Stringer Active Member

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    Swaylocks has your answer.
     
  4. Malibootay

    Malibootay New Member

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    what is swaylock
     
  5. McQuad

    McQuad Active Member

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    Your not using enough q cell. If you mix light enough with resin it'll stay.
     
  6. Knots

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    Had a late 60s transition era board that found its way into my garage. (Via Roach & Squid) Had always been curious after seeing what KP does to his Hull bottoms.
    Sanded the target areas with some 180 grit and used just the regular Bondo body filler. Easy to squeegee into place and obtain the level over the divets that I wanted. Sanded and done. Surfed it several times and saw no ill effects.
    Good luck and have fun.
    Aloha
     
  7. kpd73

    kpd73 Well-Known Member

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    Swaylocks....jpg
     
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  8. GearNut

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    Bonds is porous and will absorb water, if you use it, paint over it. Use red paint to increase the speed.
     
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  9. nedsurf

    nedsurf Well-Known Member

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    Another evidence of socialtal decay, bondo???
     
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  10. SeniorGrom

    SeniorGrom Well-Known Member

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    Probably makes some sense on beater vintage boards not worthy of restoration. Never thought of trying it. I heard dimples on the bottom will increase speed too!
     
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