There was another thread regarding bondo ears, I didn't want to hi jack his thread so I started this one. In reading his question, I was just wondering why anyone would use that method, unless it was a species that commercial earliners weren't available for. I have used it myself on different species in the past, and I only do it if I have no other option. It may be slightly more expensive, but I see no other advantage. by the time you consider the added time to do it that way, the cost has to be a wash. Maybe I am over looking something.