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hardener in body filler question
#1412995 Mon Jun 07 2021 05:50 PM
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If I reduce the amount of hardner that I mix in my filler, will that cause it to harden slower, or will it make the finished product less hard, or both. I'd like to learn how to extend the working time a little without causing any problems with the hardness in the end.

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Mike Burns #1412997 Mon Jun 07 2021 05:53 PM
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In my limited experience (haven't gotten to the filler part on my project yet, but did about 50 years ago), that if you were light on the hardener, the filler would stay well ..... soft, and kind of gummy. Of course, that could be different with today's products.


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Re: hardener in body filler question
klhansen #1413030 Mon Jun 07 2021 10:39 PM
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Originally Posted by klhansen
In my limited experience (haven't gotten to the filler part on my project yet, but did about 50 years ago), that if you were light on the hardener, the filler would stay well ..... soft, and kind of gummy. Of course, that could be different with today's products.

That's exactly what happens with the Evercoat Rage Gold I've been using. Too little hardener makes it not set up fully and stay soft. I haven't seen a difference if I get too much hardener as far as working times (3-5 min.). I got a can of Rage Ultra Xtra for parts that I need longer working times for, it says up to 40 minutes but usually gives me about 20-25 minutes.


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Re: hardener in body filler question
Mike Burns #1413148 Tue Jun 08 2021 06:08 PM
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Ambient and metal temps will make a bit of a difference. Colder days will give you longer working times.


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