Although Bondo was created for cosmetic repair of dents in cars, the fact that it’s easily malleable and dries rock hard makes it perfect for custom case mods, rock climbing, cement repair, LED Guitar Hero buttons, and much, much more. Learn it all! Want to be notified of more awesome articles like this one Subscribe to stay updated!
Bondo Basics: Everything You Need to Know
Before you use bondo to make Mario pop out of your Wii (below), you must first learn the basics of bondo usage. Here and here are a few quick, simple tutorials that demonstrate how to mix Bondo to make custom colors. Here is someone’s first experience with Bondo and a few Do’s and Dont’s. And finally, we have a comprehensive guide from prep work to completion for any Bondo project.
Bondo Use #1: Custom Case Mods
So, you’ve got a Wii, but it’s just so…WHITE. One man took his love for NES’ Super Mario Bros. 3 and customized his Wii based on the game’s internationally recognizable backgrounds. Also, learn to create custom sculptures using Bondo. The tutorial also walks you though adding another USB port and creating portal tubes to hold your Wiimote.
2. Cement and Asphalt Repair
The video above shows a skater repairing a crack in cement that’s hindering his shredding skill. He shows an incredibly easy and quick way to seal a crack using duct tape, bondo, and a scraper.
3. Fiber Glass Mold Making and Repair
4. Translucent Guitar Hero Key Molding
Guitar Hero rocks, but it really needs some lights to liven up the virtual shredding. What to do Cram in some LEDs! For a more Bondo specific tutorial, learn to create the translucent keys. “I recently modded a Guitar Hero controller and I’m going to show you how to create duplicates of your GH Controller keys in frosted clear plastic.”
5. Miscellaneous Uses: Car Repair, Rock Climbing Grips
As you’ve hopefully noticed out by now, Bondo is incredibly versile and its uses are limitless. Take for example how to make custom rock climbing hand holds (left image) or how to fix rust spots on your car (which was Bondo’s original purpose). So whatever power of Bondo you choose to harness, good look on your quest and be sure to send us your projects.