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Old 04-30-2007, 01:11 PM
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Small air holes in filler

I have followed advice given here and by the manufacturer about how to mix my body filler, in this case, Evercoat Rage, and have a few very small air hole pops, +/- 1/32, in it. While I can put some "Icing" on/in these pops, my guess is that the heavy body Everfil polyester primer should fill them. Or, I can put down some SPI epoxy or SPI 2K then poly prime. Need some opinions by the experts .

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if you try to fill a hole with paint it will shrink. primer can really only take out a 80 grit sand scratch.
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I quit using Rage just for that reason. It's too thick to spread. You can stir in a little fiberglass resin to thin it to make it spread easier.
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try this!

i use rage,and it does what you say,but i sand it with 80 and use a blower to get the holes open in doing this all is exposed.then mix up another batch very well with a little more hardener just say 2%,and put over the area in question,and sand with da,-180 then finer, and you should be fine for you primer.............(bourne51).........
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After shapeing is done a final skim coat of thinned filler or Icing is the fix for pinholes..
Heres an oldie but a goodie -> http://www.a2zautoforums.com/showthread.php?t=936
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After shapeing is done a final skim coat of thinned filler or Icing is the fix for pinholes..
Heres an oldie but a goodie -> http://www.a2zautoforums.com/showthread.php?t=936
Good thread - so far I'm right on track with what your thread says and will be doing the final skim with icing and guide coating prior to primer in the morning. What I am doing is a trunk panel - see my AVATAR - that almost looks like it was assembled with a ball pein hammer by Brookville. This is what I started with - the dark areas are after removing their primer with 60 on my long board.

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Dave, I use the Rage Extreme, it is smoother and spreads easier and thinner with less pinholes. Regular Rage and Rage gold also works well but they are thicker and more prone to pinholing. Use the polyester putty/ployester glaze/ icing to finish off. Next use the polyester primer for the final shaping and finish with your SPI 2K then paint. As an option you can also seal the surface with the epoxy before applying paint-provides a good solvent barrier for better gloss retention and also more adhesion for the paint.
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Dave, I use the Rage Extreme, it is smoother and spreads easier and thinner with less pinholes. Regular Rage and Rage gold also works well but they are thicker and more prone to pinholing. Use the polyester putty/ployester glaze/ icing to finish off. Next use the polyester primer for the final shaping and finish with your SPI 2K then paint. As an option you can also seal the surface with the epoxy before applying paint-provides a good solvent barrier for better gloss retention and also more adhesion for the paint.
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Interesting that Rage Gold is thicker then the Extreme. This stuff that I have seems quite thin - especially after using Duraglass which has the consistancy of my favorite oatmeal cookie dough.

I'll top off my final prepared body with epoxy - gotta check my supplies. Baker PBE and I almost seem to be on first name basis - as well as BarryK. I've been well indoctrinated by you folks as I'm using SPI epoxy, 2K and Universal CC tho DuPont ChromaBase BC.

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