Cal Bassin

Bondo on a wooden bait?

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Has anyone ever had any experience with applying bondo to wood lures? I would think it would create a nice hard surface to apply the paint or foil. Would it reduce buoyancy of the wood?

I'm talking just a surface coating of it and sanded smooth!

Hmmmmmmmmm :?:?:?:?:?

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I have used bondo to repair damage on baits. But applying a thin even coat and sanding down so it is uniform all the way around would be a pain.

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I use it to repair "chunk outs" from running the router. I will also use it to fill my weight plug holes.

You can use "spot filler" from an auto body place to fill smaller knots and pin holes in the wood. This comes out of a tube and needs no hardner. Butt.............. let it dry real good over night and make sure it is hard before sanding it.

John

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If you're looking for a surface sealer and something to make the surface smooth, I recommend brushing on some epoxy/denatured alcohol 50/50 or dipping the bait multiple times in propionate/acetone. Less mess and fuss, and less sanding. An excellent hole and gouge filler is a stick of epoxy putty. Cut some off, knead it and smooth it on, it has a density similar to hardwood. A wet finger works to blend it into surrounding areas. You can sand it 5 mins after applicfation and should do so before it cures completely hard. Not something you'd want to coat a bait with, but great for spot repairs.

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Coating the bait evenly and geting it smooth would be difficult, and it would make the bait heavier.

Otherwise, it will work, but it's a lot more work.

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you could thin the bondo whit polyester and brush it on or dipp it ! i have used a product called sikkens polysurfaser that is basicly a spray on bondo .

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Dean got me onto bondo glazing putty a few months back. Epoxy wood bait first to seal it up!

Sand it down and look for the small holes you always get after you seal your wood with epoxy and sand... then fill them with bondo glazing putty. smooth it out and your ready to paint!

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