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body kit? bondo or bolt on

i have a body kit installed but the guy installed it bad and the bolts are coming out because it flooded down here and i had to go up a big curb. so my question im bringing it to a body shop should they bondo it or bolt it on with more bolts or put screws in it with it bondoed?
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Re: body kit? bondo or bolt on

Honestly I'd be safe and just do both man. That's something you could do yourself really.
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Re: body kit? bondo or bolt on

is bondo durable tho is it strong
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Re: body kit? bondo or bolt on

most body kits just bolt on...what is the bondo being used for?
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Re: body kit? bondo or bolt on

bolt that ****..ur self. drill new holes for the bolts if the current holes r stripped. im not aware how strong bondo is but i envision that if u juz thro bondo in those bad wholes n drill the bolts in theyll eventually juz come out again but your the best judge as what to do cuz u can view the problem in person
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Re: body kit? bondo or bolt on

bondo wont hold a bodykit on at all. its just used to filling dents in panels. just screw it back on
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Re: body kit? bondo or bolt on

There's no strength in bondo, it'll just crack. Fibre filler is stronger but will still crack under pressure from a screw.

There's two things you can do, either drill new holes in a different spot or repair the cracked fibreglass. Fibreglass isn't difficult to work with so you could do this yourself but it can get a bit messy. If you search for a tutorial on the web you'll find hundreds (maybe there's one on this site somewhere). You should use the biggest washers that you can on all the bolts to spread the load and reduce the chance of the 'glass breaking again.

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Re: body kit? bondo or bolt on

the right way to do it is rivets. Don't use bondo, use fiberglass, or bondo hair (the stuff with the fibers in it
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Re: body kit? bondo or bolt on

use the mold specificly made for body kits

i think most body shops or "sticky" stores will have them
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Re: body kit? bondo or bolt on

Dont bondo it on!! You have to use fiberglass. Go to a auto body shop, get some resein and cloth. Then you want to get a skin coat body filler. Fiber glass is way stronger then bondo. With either one your going have to repair in about 6 months because of cracks anyway. The fiberglass or bondo contracted and expand different as the metal does. Ive done this about 5 times and pretty much tried each way and even knowing that the fiberglass is harder, to do it pays off in the end.Good luck!
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Re: body kit? bondo or bolt on

NO BONDO!!
use 3m double side tape
and tap more bolts/screws in
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Re: body kit? bondo or bolt on

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NO BONDO!!
use 3m double side tape
and tap more bolts/screws in
Exactly what I was going to suggest, good work
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Re: body kit? bondo or bolt on

what is double sided tape going to do? and i went to like 3 body shops and they all told me yur not supposed to bondo a body kit. and what is a skin coat body filler more details please
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Re: body kit? bondo or bolt on

a skin filler is a body filler you will find at any autobody shop. It would be used to smooth out everythign you do. Once ur done laying down the fiberglass and sanding it to hell you will want to put a coat of skin filler down to make everything smooth. This is only made to put down a thin coat soo make sure you get ur fiberglass pretty smooth. I prefer phrianna putty but anything well really do.
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Re: body kit? bondo or bolt on

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what is double sided tape going to do? and i went to like 3 body shops and they all told me yur not supposed to bondo a body kit. and what is a skin coat body filler more details please

use the double sided tape in between tight spots
and use on the 'top' panels of ya body kit when joining
the body kit to the body of car
use this as an extra re enforcement along with self tapping screws
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Re: body kit? bondo or bolt on

i would use rivets over screws and double sided tape only lasts for a lil while.
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Re: body kit? bondo or bolt on

Ok I'll explain in detail....

You can use bondo on fibreglass but you can't just put it over the top of a crack, the crack will come back through the bondo eventually. You have to repair the fibreglass with fibreglass to fix the crack then use bondo and/or skin coat to smooth out the repair.

I wouldn't use rivets for several reasons,... firstly they'll be a PITA to drill out when you need to take the bumper off (you will probably need to at some stage) secondly they have a small head that will not spread the load and will most likely crack the 'glass, thirdly you have no control over the amount of pressure they are putting on the 'glass. Use nuts and bolts if possible or if you can't then screws are ok but either way, use a big washer!

It isn't a bad idea to use double sided tape along with bolts/screws, it will stop any movement between the body and the 'bar, reducing the chance of the bolt holes in the 'glass getting worn out.

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Re: body kit? bondo or bolt on

There not that bad to take off. It is a lil more then a hassle then taking out screws but they wont come loose like screws. Also i would just use them on the inside of the door jams on the side skirts and on the inside of the fenders where they tuck in. Other wise i would bond everything on. It looks alot better then having any screws show. Unless there is a way to keep everything hinding then, in the long run it will work out better.
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Re: body kit? bondo or bolt on

IMO I would stay away from body kits they suck!!!
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IMO I would stay away from body kits they suck!!!

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Re: body kit? bondo or bolt on

ya hes got a sick kit,usually when u buy kits it comes with the screws and all the hardware you need
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