How Do You Bondo a Fender on a Truck Bed?

Bondo is a common product used in the automotive industry to repair metal and plastic surfaces. It is an easy and efficient way to fill in dents, holes, and other imperfections on the body of a vehicle.

When it comes to bonding a fender onto a truck bed, Bondo is the ideal choice for achieving a strong, durable bond. This article will discuss the steps necessary for successfully bonding a fender onto a truck bed.

Step 1: Start by cleaning off any dirt or debris from the truck bed surface. This will help ensure that the Bondo adheres properly to the surface and creates an even finish.

Step 2: Cut out any rust spots or areas of corrosion on the truck bed using a wire brush or grinder. Make sure to wear safety goggles and gloves when using these tools as they can be dangerous. Once all rust spots are removed, sand down the area with sandpaper or a sander until it is smooth and even.

Step 3: Measure and cut out pieces of Bondo that will fit over each hole on the truck bed. Apply Bondo over each hole using an applicator tool or your fingers and spread it evenly over each hole until it’s flush with the surface of the truck bed. Allow it to dry for about 30 minutes before continuing with Step 4.

Step 4: Place one side of the fender onto the area where you applied Bondo, making sure that it fits evenly with no gaps or bumps on either side of the fender. Use clamps to secure it in place while you work.

Step 5: Mix up some more Bondo according to package instructions and apply it around all edges of the fender where it meets with the truck bed surface. Use an applicator tool or your fingers to spread it evenly around all edges until they are completely covered by Bondo. Allow this layer to dry completely before proceeding with Step 6.

Step 6: Sand down any excess Bondo around all edges of the fender using sandpaper or a sander until everything is smooth and even with no bumps or ridges visible on either side of the fender. Allow this layer to dry completely before adding any paint.

Conclusion:

Bonding a fender onto a truck bed can be done easily by following these steps: cleaning off any dirt from surface; cutting out rust spots; measuring and cutting pieces of Bondo; applying Bondo over each hole; placing one side of fender onto area; mixing more Bondo according; sanding down any excess Bondo around edges; allowing layers to dry completely before adding paint. Doing so will result in strong, durable bond that will last for years!

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Stephen Dunn