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Is there any chemical that eats Bondo?

I finally got the Bondo off of my CJ2A tub with a grinder. It took awhile, but i did it. I still have to sand the sides down because the grinder only does so much without eating everything. Is there any chemical that can help me get the bondo out of the nooks and crannies of the tub? Or can i use a propane torch to melt, or burn the bondo off.
With all the stuffoff i can look and see the bad spots. All in all i can wok with this tub. I pulled off the old patch panels that the previous owner Brazed and pop riveted over the still rusty old metal. I got a little campbell hausfeld wleder and i will start putting in new metal soon.

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Re: Is there any chemical that eats Bondo?

a torch and a razor scraper works well

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Re: Is there any chemical that eats Bondo?

Paint stripper will eat it. It does not work as well on bondo as it does on paint, but it will take it off. Outside of that, a grinder with a flex pad, around 36 grit will make short work of bondo, just be careful to not remove too much metal. You can take 18 guage to 20 guage in short order if you get too carried away. Check out the classic enterprises side panels, I think their body parts are pretty reasonably priced and are nice heavy guage items. I have their replacement front floor, and it looks to be 16 guage, quite a bit stronger than the stock floor. I am sure that the torch would also soften the bondo enough that you can get it out with a razot scraper.

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Re: Is there any chemical that eats Bondo?

Paint remover. I used some in a spray can from the auto store and it took it right off. I don't remember the brand though.


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Re: Is there any chemical that eats Bondo?

Zip-Strip will take it right off!
Along with your sneakers, the plastic and rubber handles on your tools, the mats and carpet in your jeep, the plastic light lenses, the back door mat, and a large portion of what was perfectly good skin until in came into contact with that stuff!

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Re: Is there any chemical that eats Bondo?

Aircraft stripper is also a good bet. A gallon can goes a LONG WAY. Just use rubber gloves, goggles and a respirator. Its some nasty sh*#.

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Re: Is there any chemical that eats Bondo?

I need to get one of those flex pads for my grinder to give it another purpose besides eating everything. Where do i get the aircraft stripper at? The sander won't do that well right now, because ther metal is pretty bumpy si the stripper will be best for here. I looked at the side panels at classic enterprise. At 150 for a side, i can patch mine up. Also gives me practice with my welding. I was doing the math with all the patch panels from Classic and It would be cheaper to get a new tub if i got all the panels for each piece that i have to patch. But good thing there is a good little metal shop around the corner or me that can bend and cut anything i bring to them. I have neough card board to make templates. The also have galvanised sheet emtal which ihave in my CJ5 for a floorboard... pretty nice [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]
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Hey TeamRush, what will it do to the cat? [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/shocked.gif[/img]


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You know, that though just brought a smile to my face!
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Re: Is there any chemical that eats Bondo?

Hey Dan,
Must of the autobody supply stores sell the aircraft stripper.

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