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.

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