Fiberglass Resin, 1 Gallon (US) Can (Net Weight 118 fl oz)
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Bondo Fiberglass Resin, 1 Gallon (US) Can (Net Weight 118 fl oz)

Part No. 404 Warranty  
Bondo Fiberglass Resin is the same high-strength polyester resin that is used to build most boats. Can be used alone or with fiberglass tape, cloth or mat to repair damaged fiberglass boats, snowmobiles, jet skis, bathtubs and showers.

Product Features:
  • Can be used alone or with fiberglass tape, cloth or mat
  • can also be used as a sealer on damaged and rotted wood
  • great on large or small metal rust-outs
  • creates a strong and long lasting bond
  • sandable in less than 2 hours
  • waterproof
  • compatible with all paints, including gel coat and marine paints
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Container Size:1 gal
Container Type:Can
Material:Polyester Resin

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BondoFiberglass Resin, 1 Gallon (US) Can (Net Weight 118 fl oz)
 
4.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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Pros

  • Can withstand use (3)
  • Reliable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home garage (4)
    • Automotive repair shop (3)
    • Upkeep (3)

    Reviewed by 6 customers

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    4.0

    Great to work with

    By WB

    from Naperville, IL

    About Me Casual Driver

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    Level 4

    Pros

    • Can Withstand Use

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use

    Best Uses

    • Home Garage
    • Upkeep

    Comments about Bondo Fiberglass Resin, 1 Gallon (US) Can (Net Weight 118 fl oz):

    I am working with fiberglass for the first time. This product works great to fix cars, boats, and general mold-making tasks. The only difficulty I have is that I have to take the time and effort to accurately measure the amount of resin and put in precisely the amount of hardener in order for this to set. Perhaps not a big issue for most, but when working with gallon sizes, there are some challenges in mixing small batches.

    What would really be helpful is a pump system (much like West Systems) where each press of the pump provides a known quantity of resin (and a separate pump for the hardener).

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    5.0

    easy to work with and a quality product.

    By Buba

    from Legoland Florida

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Marine Repair, Truck Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer
    Helpful Reviewer

    Pros

    • Can Withstand Use
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Have Not Found Any Cons

    Best Uses

    • Marine Repair

    Comments about Bondo Fiberglass Resin, 1 Gallon (US) Can (Net Weight 118 fl oz):

    I have been doing boat Marine repair for a lot of years now and find this product to be a reliable long lasting one at a reasonable price. easy use and clean up.

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    (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Check the can

    By SMB

    from Onaway, MI

    About Me Homeowner

    Helpful Reviewer

    Pros

    • Reliable

    Cons

    • Can Be Old

    Best Uses

    • Home Use

    Comments about Bondo Fiberglass Resin, 1 Gallon (US) Can (Net Weight 118 fl oz):

    Ordered 3 gallons online and picked up at the local store (all they had), should have been more than enough for the small deck we were covering. 2 of the cans were newer, the 3rd was a bit rusty. I should have opened it before leaving the store. The cans aren't sealed, just screw tops. The 3rd can was apparently old or incorrectly stored. It was thicker and full of lumps. It also was impossible to unscrew the cap. We ended up chiseling a hole in the top and pouring it out into a kitchen strainer to get rid of most of the lumps. Figure we lost at least a pint. Since we started the job on a Sunday, and the next closest store is 50 miles away, we were stuck with using it, since once you start pouring it on the cloth, there is no definite place you can stop. My advice is to open the can before you leave the store.
    My advice to Advance is to check your inventory and see how long the shelf life of this is.

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    (49 of 82 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great for making Concrete statue cases

    By concrete creations

    from York, PA.

    About Me Casual Driver

    Pros

    • Can Withstand Use
    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Automotive Repair Shop
      • Home Garage
      • Roadside Repairs
      • Upkeep

      Comments about Bondo Fiberglass Resin, 1 Gallon (US) Can (Net Weight 118 fl oz):

      I used many different types of fiberglass resin to make a hard case for my concrete molds for my hobby with concrete statues. This is the thickest, cost the least, easy to use and best I ever had! I like that I can buy on line and pick it up at the store.

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      (41 of 75 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      best way to purchase is the large size

      By DIK4...{DON'T ASK}

      from INDIAN TRAIL , NORTH CAROLINA

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, OTR Trucker, Truck Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer
      3 or more reviews submitted

      Pros

      • Better value in bulk size

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Automotive Repair Shop
      • Home Garage

      Comments about Bondo Fiberglass Resin, 1 Gallon (US) Can (Net Weight 118 fl oz):

      if you're an OTR driver it's a good thing to have on hand for emergency repairs

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      (37 of 75 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Quality product.

      By jrw2305

      from Roanoke, VA

      Verified Buyer
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      Pros

      • Brand you can trust
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • Cleanup is a pain

      Best Uses

      • Automotive Repair Shop
      • Home Garage
      • Upkeep

      Comments about Bondo Fiberglass Resin, 1 Gallon (US) Can (Net Weight 118 fl oz):

      Good for repairs around the car, house and boat.

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      Ask a question, get answers from real customers and in-house experts. Or contact Customer Care by email or call 1-877-238-2623.

      10 Questions | 11 Answers
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      • Q:

        How many square feet of mat will one can cover?
        Asked on 5/4/2014 by Dave the Wrench from Newmanstown, PA

        1 answer

        • CUSTOMER CARE

          A:

          Hi Dave, glad to assist you! There is no specific area of coverage for this product as it depends upon the applying method of the user. Things you will need: Paint brush, rubber gloves, measuring cup or tablespoon, mixing stick, sanding block and sandpaper (80 & 180 grit), scissors, acetone or laquer thinner and fiberglass cloth or mat. Instructions: Clean repair area with acetone or warm, soapy water; let dry completely. Sand with 80 grit sandpaper to remove all primer, paint or other debris. Put on gloves. Pre-cut fiberglass cloth or mat to extend 2-3 inches beyond repair area. Mix the liquid hardener: Estimate the amount or resin needed to completely saturate the fiberglass cloth or mat. Pour resin into clean container or measuring cup. For every 30mL of resin, use 12 drops of hardener. Or, for 6 tablespoons of resin, use 1/4 teaspoon of hardener. Mix thoroughly. Brush a coat of the resin/hardener mixture onto the damaged area, extending 2-3 inches beyond. Place fiberglass cloth or mat onto clean non-porous surface such as sheet of aluminum foil. Use paint brush to apply resin/hardener mixture to fiberglass cloth/mat. A dabbing motion will help saturate the material. Place saturated fiberglass material over damaged area, flattening and smoothing with a plastic spreader or squeegee. Brush another coat of resin/hardener mixture over the fiberglass material. Similarily, place subsequent pieces of fiberglass material over the damaged area, following the same procedure. May require more than 2 pieces of fiberglass depending on the size of the repair and the desired strength. Allow material to harden 1-1/2 to 2 hours at 23.89 degrees Celcius (75F) or above. Curing will take longer at cooler temperatures. Sand with 80 grit sandpaper, featheredge with 180 grit sandpaper to the edges, then paint. Clean up tools with acetone or laquer thinner.

          Answered on 5/8/2014 by Steve from AAP
      • Q:

        How Long WILL the RISEN LAST in the NEW (NEVER EVER OPENED) SEALED UNOPENED 1 Gallon CAN that has been setting on a shelf in my basement?
        Thanks
        Asked on 2/14/2014 by Ken from Denver, Colorado

        1 answer

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          A:

          Hi Ken, glad to assist you! If the can is sealed, the worst that seems to happen is that the fillers settle out a bit from the resin. A bit of fresh polyester resin can be added and mixed and the product should be as good as new.

          Answered on 2/15/2014 by Vincent from AAP
      • Q:

        Can I add this to the bottom/sides of a fairly new concrete pond (2-3" thick) to stop seepage? How many coats would you recommend?
        Asked on 9/26/2013 by The English Inspector from Greensboro NC

        1 answer

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          A:

          The Bondo Fiberglass Resin, 1 Gallon (US) Can (Net Weight 118 fl oz) (Part No. 404) is the same high-strength polyester resin that is used to build most boats. Can be used alone or with fiberglass tape, cloth or mat to repair damaged fiberglass boats, snowmobiles, jet skis, bathtubs and showers. Can also be used as a sealer on damaged and rotted wood. Seals concrete, is great on large or small metal rust-outs and joins most surfaces together while creating a strong and long lasting bond. Sandable in less than 2 hours. Compatible with all paints, including gel coat and marine paints. Waterproof. Includes Liquid Hardener. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

          Answered on 9/27/2013 by Steve from AAP
      • Q:

        can you thin this when usein with fiber mat
        Asked on 10/8/2012 by chuck from portland tn

        1 answer

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          A:

          This Bondo Fiberglass Resin (1 Gallon) (Part No. 404) should be used alone in the original quantity and should not be thinned. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto store and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

          Answered on 10/9/2012 by Rick from AAP
      • Q:

        will the resin melt polystyrene?
        Asked on 7/14/2012 by dustin

        1 answer

        • CUSTOMER CARE

          A:

          This part Bondo Fiberglass Resin (1 Gallon), Part No. 404 is the same high-strength polyester resin that is used to build most boats. Can be used alone or with fiberglass tape, cloth or mat to repair damaged fiberglass boats, snowmobiles, jet skis, bathtubs and showers. Can also be used as a sealer on damaged and rotted wood. Seals concrete, is great on large or small metal rust-outs and joins most surfaces together while creating a strong and long lasting bond. Sandable in less than 2 hours. Compatible with all paints, including gel coat and marine paints. Waterproof.
          For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

          Answered on 7/15/2012 by Aaron from AAP
      • Q:

        What's the pot life? Is there a slow catalyst available?
        Asked on 3/29/2012 by Anonymous

        2 answers

        • A:

          12 minutes is the max working time if you follow the direction for the catalyst hardener.
          The one gallon can comes with 2 tubes of hardener. If you use 1/4 can of resin then you use 1/4 tube of hardener. 1/2 can then use 1/2 tube of hardener. If you are only use a small amount of resin the only use about 10-15 drops of hardener. 12 minutes is the max at normal temps and humidity. Less hardener is OK. it just takes a little longer to cure.

          Answered on 8/29/2013 by kevin from vero beach, fl
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          A:

          In order to best answer your question, our technicians would be more than happy to assist you if you could please call us at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623).

          Answered on 3/30/2012 by Vincent from AAP
      • Q:

        does this product dry clear?
        Asked on 12/22/2011 by Ax from Baldwin

        1 answer

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          A:

          Yes, this Bondo Fiberglass Resin dries clear and can be used alone or with fiberglass tape, cloth or mat to repair damaged fiberglass boats, snowmobiles, jet skis, bathtubs and showers.

          Answered on 12/22/2011 by Vincent from AAP
      • Q:

        after you apply fiberglass withn mat can you apply more coats without the mat?
        Asked on 12/6/2011 by Anonymous from Houston TX.

        1 answer

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          A:

          It is recommended to use mat/cloth. If you just use resin it will end up brittle, the matt provides the resin a skeleton that strengthens the overall piece.

          Answered on 12/7/2011 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
      • Q:

        do i need hardner for it or it comes with it?
        Asked on 5/6/2011 by cj from ct (hartford)

        1 answer

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          A:

          It comes with the hardener.

          Answered on 6/10/2011 by Just Ask Jacob! from AAP
      • Q:

        Does the Fiberglass come with the hardner?
        Asked on 4/30/2011 by JT from Michigan

        1 answer

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          A:

          Yes, this resin comes with hardener.

          Answered on 7/2/2011 by Vincent from AAP
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