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Old 03-20-2007, 06:34 PM
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3m acrylic spot putty

anyone using the 3m spot putty over the body filler.i have a few scratches left and was wondering will it work.scrathes are from 40 grit.thanks....

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If you are talking aout that 1 part putty in the tube, it is garbage! If it isn't a 2 part product, you don't want to use it.

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ive used it many times for small scratches and small holes ect. worked great
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If you are talking aout that 1 part putty in the tube, it is garbage! If it isn't a 2 part product, you don't want to use it.

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I totally agree, and almost can't believe the stuff is still available.
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30 years ago, I used it daily. Honestly, I have not owned or used a tube in at least.....maybe twenty years. Nope, it is garbage as said. It is basically lacquer primer in a tube, nuff said.

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It will fill those scratches today, and shrink down to nothing by next week.. and every one will show back up....Even I know that.

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I tried that stuff once (red in a tube)....Never again!!! I switched to evercoats polyester glazing compound. However, that was years ago. There is probably newer better stuff out there now.
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I used the stuff years ago and never had a problem, used it over primer, always sealed with more primer. I have used the 2 part spot putty, I hate it. Hard to get the mix right, have to mix in small amounts so it won't set up, harder to sand, hard to spread evenly. Any suggestions here? And is there a single stage spot putty that doesn't have to be mixed that you can reccomend? Dan
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I've use the "red stuff" in a tube. But usually have to apply it twice after it shrinks. It sure beats having to mix the 2-part stuff.

Usually if I have a lot of scratches I make a skim coat out of body filler with some marine polyester mixed in it.

you know when you empty a can of body filler, there's still a lot of filler that you can't get out. I pour some polyester resin in the can and stir. Makes a nice skim coat filler.

That works good for me.
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The @#$% stuff takes forever to dry then it has shrunk to where you have to put more on and then - wait some more for the next drying cycle. And I have had it "lift" when I've primed over it. I threw my 10+ year old tube away last summer - was surprised I still had it. I'm using a 2 part polyester now.

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I can't believe that junk is still sold and I really find it hard to believe anyone would still recommend using it. I had to learn like everyone else and as I did I found that the 1k spot putty more than anything else was the cause of most of my problems. It may not happen overnight, in a couple of days or even a few weeks but rest assured scratches and chips filled with that crap WILL come back to haunt you and don't let anyone tell you it won't.
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