Applying Bondo

Submitted by Matt on 3/28/05 at 11:37 AM. ( ) 208.216.156.16

How does everyone get the bondo into the ear for the bondo method of ears. And please don't just say to switch to earliners.

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Anyway you can..

This response submitted by Marc A on 3/28/05 at 11:42 AM. ( ) 206.138.130.2

I have used old spoons and tounge depressors. Once it dries on the spoon it will pop right off.


Large syringe

This response submitted by Justin on 3/28/05 at 12:54 PM. ( ) 12.59.56.78

I saw a guy on a video that used large syringes (like you would use to give something to a horse). He cut the end off sucked the bondo into it, then just stuck the syringe into the ear and injected it in. I would just switch to earliners though....lol


paper plate

This response submitted by paul e on 3/28/05 at 1:23 PM. ( americanmetalfab@bellsouth.net ) 65.6.117.140

roll up a paper plate like people do when applying cake iceing
that works pretty good
but
do a little research into a product Epo-Grip came out with recently
i know some guys probably think im beating the drum on this stuff to
much
but
when something changes so dramatically the outcome of a process
that in my opinion left a lot to be desired
i just cant help telling the new guys or the old hand that may be just to stubburn to try something new
you need to ask for it by name because its not on the catalogs yet
i get mine from WASCO
i dont pour it in like bondo
i invert the ear and spread it on like butter with some
chopped fiberglass then i card the ear
after about two or three days it starts to stiffen up
ears are super thin and will not drum
ya i know i can hear it already
why fix something if it aint broke
well for one thing you just cannot get it as thin as with this stuff


20 oz

This response submitted by jt on 3/28/05 at 2:17 PM. ( ) 207.70.138.67

cut the top off of a 20 oz coke bottle (not a pop bottle) and use it like a funnel and push down w\ a tounge depresser then toss


matt

This response submitted by Steve D on 3/28/05 at 4:16 PM. ( aaa_taxidermy@yahoo.com ) 64.223.225.168

I have 2 sets of ear openers I use 1 for opening fresh ears and 1 to hold ears open to put the bondo in. while the bondo is still curing you can cut the excess bondo off the ear openers with no trouble, works great and lasts. Paul's idea is great and thin ears are what you want, and if it were my mount id use the stuff and give it a shot, but customers are rough on mounts and don't pay attention to were they are grabbing, or dusting, or bumping ect, and I want some support there. Paul id be interested in knowing how sturdy that is when it's set. It sounds like a simpler process and I might try it to see how it stands up.


ear openers

This response submitted by John M on 3/28/05 at 5:13 PM. ( ) 68.117.27.49

work best for me by inserting the handle part with tension on them into the ear for a couple mins before putting the bondo in, take the openers out and the hole stays open pour your bondo in and shape. No mess.


Keep it simple

This response submitted by mike on 3/28/05 at 5:24 PM. ( ) 66.81.116.26

Just turn your ear half way, use your fingers to open the top half up a bit and then use a popsicle stick to insert the bondo. Don't worry about gettig it on the hair, bondo will comb easily out when it is in the half hard or gel stage.


Dixie cups

This response submitted by Ron on 3/28/05 at 5:27 PM. ( rktaxi@wbsnet.org ) 67.64.29.164

I use a lot of tongue depressers and the waxed paper 5 ounce Dixie cups in my shop. I use them for mixing everything, Bondo, Epo-Grip, paint, etc., they work great for pouring Bondo into ears because you can bend them to pour it in and I know just how much to mix and have less waste.


Drench gun for cattle......

This response submitted by Hip-O Taxidermy on 3/28/05 at 5:51 PM. ( hipo@direcway.com ) 66.82.9.70

We use drench guns used for cattle and such, just cut the thing down as the amount of air usually left in it will make it hard to depress the plunger. A light spray with synlube before pouring the bondo in and it cleans real easy. The gun comes with a 4" brass tube spout so you can stick it down in the ear, it has markings on it so you can learn to measure the amount to inject in ear. Works good for us with a little altering.


wax paper

This response submitted by ed on 3/28/05 at 6:42 PM. ( ) 216.79.252.240

we use wax paper cut in triangles and rolled up in a funnel shape, use it like one would ice a cake . just put the small end in the ear and squeeze the big end ,works great


easyway

This response submitted by rick on 3/28/05 at 7:53 PM. ( ) 69.69.184.217

is to save toilet tissue rollers,mix bondo and turn ear out halfway.Scoop bondo with roller,place into half turned ear and pullskin just over roller,kinda kremp top end of roller, then press bondo into ear works well for me


ziplock lunch bag

This response submitted by Mr. T on 3/28/05 at 9:47 PM. ( ) 64.31.7.241

put the bondo in it, zip it shut, snip the corner off and squeeze into where ever you want it to go.


Mike is Right

This response submitted by C A on 3/28/05 at 11:09 PM. ( ) 70.113.34.43

Mix your bondo on a scrap piece of cardboard. I use quite a bit of chopped fiberglass, so mine will not "pour" like some advise. Then I open the ear a little and use an old butter knife instead of popsicle stiicks to insert the bondo. Make sure you work out any air bubbles, and keep working it to get the right shape. You can actually get the ears very thin (and strong) with a little practice. Also, before the bondo you need to really rough the cartilage with your stout ruffer and then clean it well with acetone to remove any oil. You should be able to have both ears ready to mount in under ten minutes.


learn

This response submitted by rick on 3/29/05 at 10:47 PM. ( ) 216.180.203.111

Learn to do it the right way. Use an earliner!


earliners

This response submitted by Travis on 3/30/05 at 11:06 PM. ( ) 130.76.96.17

Aren`t worth a damn on small mammals---especially if your trying to bring some chararcter to your mounts...bondo is much better---more flexibility on positioning


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