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Postby cory49 » February 22nd, 2005, 1:46 pm

How well does Bondo hold up on a snowmobile belly pan? Will it hold up to all the hard bumps??? Or is there another product out there which will be better for this application? Well any comments would be great!

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Postby toocheaptosmoke » February 22nd, 2005, 2:21 pm

by bondo i guess u mean body filler. i have been surprised at how much of a rap it will take on body panels but if the belly pan isnt real rigid and it flexes alot then it will crumble off. iv never used that fiberglass stuff but it might hold up.
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Postby stilldoo'nit » February 22nd, 2005, 3:04 pm

I'm guessing you have a steel belly pan? If you are using it to just fill very shallow dents it might be okay I would think, get all the paint off first and clean the steel with laquer thinner, rough it up with 60 grit and then you should get a good bond. If there is a break in the steel you'll wanna get that welded first of course. I think if bondo or body filler is used in a very thin amount it should be alright.
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Postby snake321 » February 22nd, 2005, 3:31 pm

dura-mix

I was using it today and I'm gonna buy more tomorrow
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Postby T'NT340rider » February 22nd, 2005, 3:49 pm

Use a mix of the plastic and fibreglass type, you can buy it at any auto parts store, or body/collision shop, and its the best stuff out there. I used Classic Plastic body filler when I did my T'NT Silver Bullet 5 years ago, and its still holding strong, and looking like new. I used the mix type on my S-10 Blazer and it is holding up to off roading and every day abuse no problems. Just dont forget to put hardener in it!
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Postby Wheeler550 » February 22nd, 2005, 4:58 pm

Why are you using bondo on your pan? Just bolt a plastic skid protecter on.
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Postby T'NT340rider » February 23rd, 2005, 1:37 am

[quote]Why are you using bondo on your pan? Just bolt a plastic skid protecter on.[/quote]

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Postby Snojet Steve » February 23rd, 2005, 5:20 am

When you have fiberglass hoods there is no replacement for fiberglass matting and resin. It is what the sled was built with and is what it should be repaired with. Sometimes certain circumstances force us to improvise...such as plastic hoods. Fiberglass will not stick to plastic hoods. There are alot of special fillers out there. One thing I did on my 74' TNT 440 was rivet a sheet steel plate to a spot where a chunk of hood was missing, then I worked in some short strand filler which stuck very well to the metal. It was about a 6 inch square area that I rebuilt, it looked pretty good. I'm still looking for good ways to repair plastic hoods.
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Postby cory49 » February 23rd, 2005, 11:21 am

The belly pan doesn't have like major ruts or anything, just want to fill em in and just make it all straight. Some of you have gave me names for other products and Im just wondering if I can buy em anywhere? Hardwares stores? Canadian tire? Well okay thanks!

Also for the plastic skid protector how much do those usually run for? DO you think it would look good on the Mirage?

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Postby Wheeler550 » February 23rd, 2005, 2:23 pm

As for a plastic skid protector, I'm sure they don't make them for our old sleds but as an alterative go to your local construction company and ask if they have any used liners for their dump trucks. These liners are 1/4 inch teflon plastic (awsome for snow and usually black). Then just cut to fit your sled. One side should be scratched to hell, but the side that was down should be shiney and smooth. They are light and almost bullet proof. Hope this helps.
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