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Old 01-29-2009, 06:19 PM   #61
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Old 01-29-2009, 06:23 PM   #62
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Default Re: What body filler are you guys using?

OK, another preference question. Plastic spreaders or the spring steel ones? I like the steel ones but I have both.
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Old 01-29-2009, 06:28 PM   #63
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Old 01-29-2009, 06:31 PM   #64
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OK, another preference question. Plastic spreaders or the spring steel ones? I like the steel ones but I have both.
Plastic by far. And invest in a few mixing boards, they really are worth it.
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Old 01-29-2009, 06:45 PM   #65
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I use my old windshield glass for a mixing board.
You can use a scraper on it & easily get it back down to the glass so you always mix on a clean surface.
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Old 01-29-2009, 06:54 PM   #66
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Default Re: What body filler are you guys using?

rage is good but costs alot if you are useing alot 40 50 bucks a can can hurt i use evercoats z grip its about 25 bucks a gallon and when they run it on sale i buy it buy the case for 60 bucks id put it up next to rage any day its made by the same company ...

rage can go over galvanized ..but to me dont have very good build

morrison is a good final filler super smooth and sands like a dream ..

smartshoppers is the cheapest place for rage filler ..
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:07 PM   #67
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Try the eastwood lead kit...once you ge the hang of it you will never go back!
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:08 PM   #68
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This is a myth there is no difference between red and blue hardeners other than the color. All they do is put a different dye in them.
They are the same but the red will bleed under light colours No Myth
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:20 PM   #69
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They are the same but the red will bleed under light colours No Myth

It still shouldn't bleed if used properly. Is the filler being sealed before base coat is being applied? I would be willing to bet that the blue is bleeding as well if you are getting bleed it is just not as obvious due to it's lighter color.
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:24 PM   #70
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Default Re: What body filler are you guys using?

Another z-grip user, I also use duraglas here and there under the z-grip
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:34 PM   #71
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You guys will think im crazy but i shop at a national store here in town they dropped their bondo line and replaced it with cargroom its a light weight easy sanding filler . Ive used the entire product line fiberglass long and short strand nice to work with . Hope it holds up. Iget a good deal way cheaper than the name brands.. carcrazyjohn
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Old 01-29-2009, 09:14 PM   #72
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I have been working at a body shop for some years and when they came out with the light weight fillers all brands were better than what we had been using. After going through many brands all of the body guys seem to like shark bite ultra premium filler including myself. It sands easer and doesn’t get on the paper. If you’re finishing it off with 80 grit you can then sand the filler down easy with 150 eliminating the need of a glaze coat to get rid of the 80 grit sanding scratches. This saves on time and materials.
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Old 01-29-2009, 09:48 PM   #73
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My guys switched from Rage to Platinum about two years ago. I dont care which they use the price is close enough.....

We got some samples of U-pol's new fillers last month and they seem to like the filler and icing product.
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Old 01-29-2009, 10:19 PM   #74
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Default Re: What body filler are you guys using?

Like the Rage. Rage gold is good too. Not a fan of marson platinum. Personal preference. I use steel speaders, plastic ones for heavy curves. I also use evercoat Metal Glaze for light work and pinholes. You can pm anytime if you have any questions.
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Old 01-29-2009, 10:49 PM   #75
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I have used both and found the regular rage is great, the extream not worth the extra price
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:26 PM   #76
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Default Re: What body filler are you guys using?

there are alot of options imo . i started with platinum and platinum plus. they are great. lately ive been using the rage gold. works about the same or is comparable to plat. plus.

using honey or a plastic thinner also helps even the harder fillers like z grip or other brands.

the x grip from dynatron(i think) is cheap and looks and sands kinda the same as rage gold and plat. plus

another thing is mixing glaze and filler. helps sometimes. . . sorry lot of info but . .

i dont like using 36 or 40 unless its on a huge area and alot of filler is spread. i do most work starting at at 80, then 120 then 180 and prime

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Old 01-29-2009, 11:31 PM   #77
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Old 01-30-2009, 12:07 AM   #78
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It still shouldn't bleed if used properly. Is the filler being sealed before base coat is being applied? I would be willing to bet that the blue is bleeding as well if you are getting bleed it is just not as obvious due to it's lighter color.
No I used to base right over filler & bear metal, Come on
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Old 01-30-2009, 12:46 AM   #79
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wow. Im really surprised at the lack of marson platinum users. Its kinda hard to find ive noticed. thats what we use in the shop i started in. I used it before but then couldnt get it thru my supplier anymore. At the old shop id use Evercoat lightweight...14dollar a gallon shit, 36 grit to rough it in then id go over with the rage extreme. I liked the extreme because if you mix it right on your board you wont get pinholes and it sands awesome. The problem i had with the rage is that it doesnt want to stick on a vertical surface if you have to do a little thicker say over an eighth inch thick, which is still plenty, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do right? But in all honesty, i was a firm rage guy till i tried marson, i dare anyone here to use it. Bang for the buck its awesome, i dont even think its over 20 a gallon. It sands about like rage but as soon as you squeez your filler in tight then go over it, it likes to hold the side better. And for the plastic vs metal. each has their place in my book. And you can go over the sanded paint with the marson which imo helps alot with feathering the filler alot. The end.
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Old 01-30-2009, 01:23 AM   #80
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Rage Gold. Nothing less. Dont sell yourself short. Use the best products; your only looking at $10-$15 per gallon more. ITS WORTH IT.
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