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