Bondo is Invented

Bondo Is Invented

A Mr. J.C. O’Donnell purportedly invented body filler in 1955 but it would take another year before it was referred to as plastic body filler. Many simply referred to all plastic fillers by one of its most popular trade names, Bondo.  Plastic fillers were easier to use, enabling the shop to make a cheap and fast repair.  The problem was however, that early plastic fillers sometimes fell off the car, prompting either a re-do of the repair, or a very angry customer – or both.  O’ Donnell went on to found the Unican company on July 31, 1962, well known for its variety of body filler products.

One Reply to “Bondo is Invented”

  1. You guys are correct. I had a body shop supply business Lions Automotive 1973-1999. Sold alot of Tiger hair by unican corp, and sold boat loads of Dynalite filler, by dynatron /Bondo corp.
    Don’t know when dynatron stated making its bondo brand but I was buying it directly from the company by the truckload in 1973.

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