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Old 02-26-2019, 03:05 PM   #1
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What's a good body filler for the money
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Old 02-26-2019, 03:46 PM   #2
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Re: Auto body filler

U-POL Gold
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Old 02-26-2019, 03:54 PM   #3
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I with bondo gold series....now I use evercoat
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Old 02-26-2019, 04:45 PM   #4
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Re: Auto body filler

I've found Evercoat to be good stuff and Napa's products are good to. I am a novice hobbyist when it comes to bodywork who works on a tighter budget.

If you look enough you will find prices range from cheap to ridiculous on bodywork materials...so long as you are not getting sold something at a ripoff price that is less expensive elsewhere on the open market...the saying "you get what you pay for" holds true.

A lot of people's preferences seem to be based on what they have gotten used to and/or used for the last several years. My local parts store supplies the multiple body shops in the area and you can find body filler there in gallon cans from about $20 to $75. I picked the one that fit my budget and expect it to work fine.

The main thing to remember is that it is usually the application of the putty that causes it to fail. The money you pay for the high end stuff is likely going to be a time saver rather than an improved end result. I have more time than money for my projects so I stay in the mid to low range of product costs.
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Old 02-26-2019, 05:07 PM   #5
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I was thinking about you sand about 70% of it off anyway
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Old 02-26-2019, 09:07 PM   #6
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I use U-POL Gold itís smooth wonít clog your paper minimal shrinkage I get it from distributer but the local Napa has it $34
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Old 02-26-2019, 10:35 PM   #7
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I've read up on upol seams to be ok ?
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Old 02-26-2019, 10:36 PM   #8
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What would be the part number on the upol gold
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Old 02-27-2019, 08:48 AM   #9
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What would be the part number on the upol gold
??????? I would just call your local suppliers and ask them if they have it
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Thanks guys for your help
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Old 03-26-2019, 10:33 AM   #11
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Just trying to find upol around here
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Old 03-26-2019, 06:12 PM   #12
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Just trying to find upol around here
A lot of the NAPA stores sell it call your local body shop suppliers
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Old 03-26-2019, 06:57 PM   #13
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Amazon has the 3 liter can for $35.50.

What do you guys use for a spot or glazing putty?
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I'm using evercoat metal glaze for finishing...
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I do not use a glaze I work my filler down to 180 grit and then I use slick sand or Featherfill as I have had some diebacks using a glaze slick sand is a high build and has no shrinkage
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I do not use a glaze I work my filler down to 180 grit and then I use slick sand or Featherfill as I have had some diebacks using a glaze slick sand is a high build and has no shrinkage
What grit are you using to sand the Featherfill?
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What grit are you using to sand the Featherfill?
180 or 220 depending on the part and how much material I put on there then 320 and finish with 600
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180 or 220 depending on the part and how much material I put on there then 320 and finish with 600
Thanks for the info. After the 600 you can do the base coat then?
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Thanks for the info. After the 600 you can do the base coat then?
Yep and be sure to use a guide coat each time you switch to a finer grit so you donít leave sandpaper scratches from the previous gr
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Re: Auto body filler

I use evercoat in my shop, the exact product depends on what it's being used for.
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I'm late to the party here. But, Marson was the best. They were bought and now labeled by 3M. I don't know if they changed the formula since, so I haven't bought any. I switched to Evercoat rage ultra and it is good, but I'd prefer to go back to Marson. Marson is smoother, easier to sand and less pinholes.
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I'm late to the party here. But, Marson was the best. They were bought and now labeled by 3M. I don't know if they changed the formula since, so I haven't bought any. I switched to Evercoat rage ultra and it is good, but I'd prefer to go back to Marson. Marson is smoother, easier to sand and less pinholes.
I have never used Marson I have used 3M and did not like it never impressed with evercoat and overpriced
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How about upol 0745 body filler
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