OK. Stay on target... Stay on target...
Some quick pictures tonight. First some unsanded Bondo pics.
Then time to sand with the new Dewalt orbital sander.
When things don't sand so well, change out the sandpaper.
New sandpaper disc with 3 used ones. Night and day performance difference.
And here are some sanded Bondo pictures. It feels VERY smooth and this is just with 80 grit paper. I still have some small spots to touch up with a little bit of Bondo, and then I will block sand it all with 100 grit (which makes it even smoother) before the final glazing putty/sand and then prime stage.
I was going to put that touchup Bondo, but it started raining (it is also 10:00 pm) and right then my wife and oldest said "let's watch a movie". So tomorrow I should have it done.
I am still not 100% sure that this is worth the effort. I think that the groove/Bondo thing on the seams is a good idea, but putting Bondo on the whole thing is probably overkill for someone not going to a black piano finish for an end result. Oh well, I am experimenting with something that I won't even see in the end, but will learn a lot along the way.
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