How cold is too cold for filler? - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board -- Hot Rod Forum

Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Body - Exterior
User Name
lost password?   |   register now

LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-22-2007, 07:36 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Idaho
Posts: 24
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
How cold is too cold for filler?

I am newbie taking on learning body work, I have been a mechanic for 25 years but really want to learn "the other side" so to speak. I have a new shop with overhead heating that warms things up pretty well, however we have been having lows into the single digits so it takes forever to heat things up into the the 50-60 degree range, then the heater runs non-stop trying to maintain a decent temp. I am trying to figure out if it makes sense for me to start applying filler while it is so cold, do I want to pay the heating bills to leave the heater blowing away between coats, etc? My project is fabbed and ready but I am not sure it would be wise to tackle right now or wait until it warms up in a few weeks? Cold weather guys help me out here..

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01-22-2007, 07:51 PM
Registered User
Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 43
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Here, read this

It should answer your questions.

BTW - I never apply fillers or primers below 65F. Filler I would not go below 60F

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 01-22-2007, 08:30 PM
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 3,706
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Use a heat lamp or similar to warm the repair area up before the filler is applied and also during the curing stage, you can sand it at any temperature. Shoot for a minimum of 60 degree panel temperature, 65-70 would be better.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 01-23-2007, 07:17 AM
crashtech's Avatar
Last wiki edit: Epoxy primer
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Idaho
Posts: 701
Wiki Edits: 17

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Some sort of heat lamp and an infrared thermometer are very important tools for paint & body during the winter. Minimum metal temps of 60 are a good rule of thumb for most activities.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Body - Exterior posts with photos

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Why a Cold Engine Runs Poorly leejoy Engine 10 04-10-2006 11:29 AM
cold weather engine screeching montea General Rodding Tech 11 01-30-2006 02:25 PM
Cold natured!! Does it have to be? dpjmw Engine 6 03-23-2005 07:29 PM
Too long of a cold idle woundup Introduce Yourself 1 11-24-2004 04:42 PM
How cold is too cold to paint in a makeshift booth? misteryu Body - Exterior 8 11-08-2004 05:56 PM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:25 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.