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Old 10-09-2005, 06:40 PM
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Can you thin your finish coat of filler. If so what do you use?

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why would you wanna thin it?get a glazing putty,i belive thats it, it sands easier than regular filler
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Old 10-09-2005, 07:52 PM
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I like to use Evercoat 416. It's a glazing putty that can be intermixed with their other plastic fillers, giving you the consistency that you want. Sometimes using straight putty is a bit too thin, and it's more costly than standard filler, so mixing can be the way to go, especially for large areas.
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I thin it with fiberglass resin or you can buy a product (mud honey maybe?) which is just relabled resin.I will usually use Evercoat metal glaze for a final coat which is very thin.But sometimes doing resto work you may need to skim a whole panel,like a hood or roof.Thats when i use thinned body filler. It would probably take a quart of that metal glaze to cover an old Cadillac hood and the Metal Glaze is about $20 a qt. so it can get quite expensive.
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Old 10-09-2005, 09:28 PM
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Thank you very much , i'll just buy the glazing putty.
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Evercoat "Metal Glaze" # 421 or "Glaze coat" #417 are the ones I use. The Glaze coat uses a white hardener and is impossible to see how good it is mixed,so I suggest the Metal Glaze. They are exactly the same product (says so in the catalog) but if you have a choice go with the Metal Glaze.

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Just a heads up, #416 is the same as #417, except #416 contains ZNX-7, which was designed to improve adhesion to galvanized steel, but it practice seems to help the stuff stick like glue to almost anyplace you'd want to use it.

Also, when the paint store tries to give you white hardener, just tell them you don't like it and get red or blue (I like blue) instead. All the cream hardeners have the same active ingredient in the same percentage, just different pigments.
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