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Old 05-25-2005, 10:10 AM
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Thinning filler

What can I thin body filler with?
I know they make a product for this but
some people are using lacquer thinner and
I was wondering, is that ok?

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You would be much better off getting a polyesther putty like Icing or Evercoat. They are pretty thin, go on nice and sand out real easy. Screwing around with the bondo may cause adhesion problems down road...
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quick question but why would you want to thin out body filler? wouldn't that make it hard to apply? ( wouldn't the filler drip off and stuff )
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You can use Evercoat's Plastic Honey if you need to thin your filler, but IMO you'd be way better off using a polyester glazecoat instead. Evercoat's easy sand works good, Upol's Dolphin Glaze, many similar products out there. Laquer thinner will give you a shorter window for good spreading, plastic honey will make for a tackier top surface unless you let is set longer.

Just buy some EasySand or Dolphin glaze. Or you can switch to Evercoat's Rage Extreme which is a very smooth spreading medium bodied filler. Bob
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Fiberglass resin works well also.
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What can I thin body filler with?
I know they make a product for this but
some people are using lacquer thinner and
I was wondering, is that ok?
See this thread about polyester primer:
http://www.hotrodders.com/showthread...0&page=2&pp=15
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Or you can switch to Evercoat's Rage Extreme which is a very smooth spreading medium bodied filler. Bob
Bob, you like that xtreme filler? I just started using it at work and soon found myself wishing for some Gold. I thought it was too thin for filler, ran too much.
Althou it does elimate the need to two products, but in IMO it makes the "filler" process a tad harder.
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i thought the same thing!!! i tried a gallon and went back to the gold. the xtreme is more expensive and is supposed to be pinhole free. i didn't notice any difference in that aspect. i would much rather use gold then metal glaze or poly primer.
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I like the extreme, the gold and regular rage work just fine and can go on thicker for sure, but I haven't had any problems getting the fill I need with the extreme- just spreads so much nicer IMO, less prone to pinholes too. The regular rage and gold seem to sand better while soft/green but most of my sanding is done after full cure so makes no diff to me. All three are good.
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The reason I was asking about thinning is I have a whole gallon of
Dyna-Glass that has thickened up from drying out.
I just wanted to know if lacquer thinner was ok, the fiberglass resin
sounds good, I have some of that. Thanks all.
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I would use acetone. I believe it mixes with polyesters better than lacquer thinner.
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Buy some new filler and keep the lid on tight, toss the old dried up stuff.
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