pourable putty and other rookie questions.
Reading old posts I see reference to pourable putty. Is this what I see on TV? (american hot rod, american chopper) It is definetly not the regular bondo I have used. It seems much more "liquid" and easy to spread. It would appear to be perfect for a skim layer over my pitted body panels (28 ford).
1. If so, what do I ask for? Also, any tips on application?
2. I will be stripping, cleaning the body a little at a time. It would be convenient to do a skim coat directly to the bare metal and leave it till I finish the whole car (4 to 6 weeks total) and then have it primered. It would be dry, but not humidity controlled. Is this OK?
3. Also see references to a DA sander? What's that and why are they so great?
There's many different polyester glazes available nowadays, Evercoat products get my vote Polyester Glazes . Another option if you don't need a whole bunch of filling would be to use a polyester primer which is much easier to apply than skimming a whole panel with glaze. Polyester primers offer great build capability with no shrinkage. Polyester primers
If you apply two coats of epoxy primer over the clean and sanded bare metal before applying any polyester products the durability of the repair will very good. Urethane primer surfacers can be used over epoxy primers and polyester products as well. Southern Polyurethanes is a good source for quality epoxy and urethane primers as well as clearcoat.
A DA sander is a pnuematic sander that has D ual A ction capability, they operate as an orbital and also as a grinder (spin action). Some sanders these days are called a DA sander but actually only operate as an orbital making things confusing.
I agree wit badbob, look at the Evercoat line as they have several versions of a light weight polyester filler. I have had very good results with all of the Evercoat line.
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