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Bondo Fiberglass Resin For Base Coat?

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the baits that i have done so far have been foiled. so i used dev2 as the base over the foil since it is clear. so say on a bait that is not getting foil can you use the resin? it is alot cheaper then devcon 2 and alot faster then envirotex. has anyone tried this yet?

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The problem with polyester resin is that the surface will not be smooth, once it hardens. It does not level as well as D2T or other epoxies. This is because the liquid to gel phase/transition happens in a few seconds. Also it does yellow over time.

I use poly to seal my wooden baits. It is very hard and ready to work in an hour. It fixes the grain so I can do the final sanding operation and achieve a smooth finish without disturbing the end grain on soft wood. But even this application for poly is not recommended, as polyester resin is not water proof, but I only make baits for my own entertainment.

Stick with D2T and take your time.

Dave

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the baits that i have done so far have been foiled. so i used dev2 as the base over the foil since it is clear. so say on a bait that is not getting foil can you use the resin? it is alot cheaper then devcon 2 and alot faster then envirotex. has anyone tried this yet?

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save the grief. your results will be yellowing and cracking when immeresed in water. temperature variances will do this rather quickly.]

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good to know thanks guys. i just had some left over from a job and was curious. i think i will stick to the good stuff.

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good to know thanks guys. i just had some left over from a job and was curious. i think i will stick to the good stuff.

The other thing is that bondo stinks!! OMG, the stuff must be really toxic, when I mix it up my dog quickly leaves the area, he wants nothing to do with it! lol.

jed

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