How To Choose The Best Body Filler – Types of Fillers and Their Uses – Kevin Tetz with Eastwood

How To Choose The Best Body Filler – Types of Fillers and Their Uses – Kevin Tetz with Eastwood


plastic or polyester body filler has
come a long way since the nineteen
fifties when it was first introduced as
a replacement for LED fillers
you’ve got a lot of different choices
when it comes to fillers and we wanted
to give you some suggestions if you’ve
ever wondered what the specific
application for each of these is
starting with the premium body filler
this has excellent direct metal or DTM
qualities or you could apply it directly
over top of epoxy and it’s a great
all-around product contour aluminum
field compound works great on an area
perhaps like a sail panel to where
there’s some body flex to where you want
a high-strength filler with a little bit
of flexibility so it works fantastic
when you’re trying to replace the lid
seem that the factory once did Short
Strand fiberglass filler
well it works great because it’s got
exactly that it’s got short strands of
fiberglass in it making it very strong
and very firm with almost no shrinkage
with the added benefit of it being
waterproof the contour polyester glazing
putty is just that if you’re happy with
your shaping and you want one final shot
at blocking you’ve got sand scratches or
pin holes to fill in the glazing putty
works as a great final step before you
get to your spray coatings
speaking of spray coatings there’s a
coating that is not a primer it’s still
a filler it’s spray filler contour
polyester body filler is a wonderful
opportunity for you to get that one last
chance to perfect your panels lock them
to laser straightness correct or repair
or accentuate style lines it gives you a
great opportunity to really elevate your
body work and get it ready for those
final steps in painting so hopefully
that helps you in making the correct
choice for the filler
whatever you’re working on and you can
always go to eastwood.com for more
technical information
by the way don’t forget the heart
yeah

6 Replies to “How To Choose The Best Body Filler – Types of Fillers and Their Uses – Kevin Tetz with Eastwood”

  1. Want to see more of Kevin Tetz?  Want to visit Eastwood.com and get Contour Body Fillers?  Links are in the video!  Don't forget to subscribe.

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  3. do you use the contours polyester primer surface BEFORE or AFTER the 2k hi-build? which one is last step before top coat-?=

  4. A guy said he would grind the rust and use that fiberglass filler. Does that sound like a good idea? It’s a 2003 Yukon rocker panel

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