You guys are real pros - 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 06-20-2005, 02:38 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: United States Ohio
Posts: 4
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
You guys are real pros

This site is totally awesome and is a great wealth of information. This may seem a bit trivial to most of you my next question but here goes:- Does hardner for 2 pac have a shelf life when opened?

You see I used some clear a while back and it worked wonderful but I didnt use a whole lot of it. After about 6-8 weeks when I was to use another mix it formed a milky sort of look when the hardner was added to the clear! (No I didnt use this batch on the work but got new hardner).

Im assuming that moisture got to the hardener or went OFF! I came to this conclusion that after buying new hardner it worked fine without this milky clear so then the 2 pac body clear was OK!

Can anyone explain if they have had this happen? Ive also had some older stuff hardener that actually formed "flakes" in the 2 pac for what reason I dont know!

Has anyone experienced anything like this themselves???

Thanks peoples!


Last edited by candyandy; 06-20-2005 at 02:44 AM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 06-20-2005, 08:00 AM
Brian Martin,Freelance adviser
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: San francisco bay area
Age: 58
Posts: 15,486
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 4,308
Thanked 3,718 Times in 2,756 Posts
You are very right, the isos in the hardener are very moisture sensitive. There are products out here that you can put an innert gas into the can when you put the lid on and it will save the product from failure. I have even heard of guys using their mig welders argon for this.

But if you clean the threads on the can and cap and tighten it well it will last a number of months or even years without "milking" up. This depends a lot on how much is gone from the can (how much air and moisture got IN in other words).

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 06-20-2005, 10:53 AM
crazy larry's Avatar

Last journal entry: better comparison before and after shots
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: East Texas
Age: 45
Posts: 2,298
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by MARTINSR
I have even heard of guys using their mig welders argon for this.

I have a can of clear that i tried that on, it's been setting up for over a year now, maybe i should see if it's still any good?
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
Just got home from Good Guys @ IRP! frankenvette Hotrodders' Lounge 2 06-12-2004 10:56 PM
First time here. And a pic of a real jerk! Couple pics. 52Caddy Hotrodders' Lounge 16 06-08-2004 08:56 PM
SBC running at last - thanks guys & Limey Simon Engine 0 04-28-2003 05:03 AM
What do you guys think of the new GTO? '54-Hunter Hotrodders' Lounge 20 02-11-2003 07:02 AM
(?)Poor guys excluded!(?) 78 monte Hotrodders' Lounge 46 06-26-2002 03:07 PM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:59 AM.

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.