View Full Version : Bondo and powder coat

George G.
07-19-2002, 09:45 AM
Does anyone know if something can be powder coated if it's already been bondo'd? I was told by someone that you can't cause it gets too hot for the bondo. But we still weren't sure. My tube bumper has a coulpe of dents that I'd like to bondo but I also want my bumper powder coated.

07-19-2002, 11:46 AM
Nope. Bondo and powdercoating do not go together at all.

07-19-2002, 12:50 PM
But you may be able to find paint that matches the powder coating. Don't know if you saw my DA story about shooting a hole through the front rack on my ATV, but when I was repairing it I used Bondo, and then took the rack to a paint shop, and they were able to mix a paint that mathed the powdercoating on the rack almost perfectly.

George G.
07-19-2002, 01:42 PM
Well, It's not currently powdercoated. I only want to powdercoat it to withstand rock chips and such.

07-23-2002, 10:55 PM
In order to powdercoat, it's gotta be metallic in nature so it'll carry a charge to attract the powder. Also, it has to be baked.

George G.
07-24-2002, 06:41 AM
Thanks for the info guys. Moonshine, I misunderstood your post but it makes sense now. Powdercoat with the dents, then get them filled and painted to match. Got it.

07-24-2002, 12:18 PM
Put some metal filings in the Bondo. Body shops do it to pass the magnet test :nono:

07-24-2002, 12:58 PM
Who does powder coating here in DFW? I'm considering doing the wheels powder-coated black. Curious to see how much it'd run.