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Satoshi Body work help

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by primer, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. Feb 16, 2011 at 4:05 PM
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    primer

    primer [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm making progress on my Satoshi grill. I bought the extra grill 2yr ago. Actually cut it apart in October. Now I'm in the putty/sanding phase. At this rate I'll finish about the time solar powered hovercraft replace the automobile...

    But seriously - I've hit a snag. I cut plastic pieces to fill the gaps and epoxied them in place. I'm smoothing things out with this:
    $34 Fibreglass Evercoat 415 Metal Glaze Polyester Finishing and Blending Putty - 24 Oz. Tubehttp://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000P6US6U/ref=oss_product

    I'm new to this stuff, but would describe it as a fiberglass type body filler that is two parts, one being the putty, the other being a cream hardener.

    Things were going well. I have gotten one side nearly paint ready. I put a little more filler on the other side and went light on the hardener. I recognized that it didn't firm up right away. I decided to give it some time. That was 3 days ago.

    It is dry to the touch, but when I tried to sand it today it just gummed up. I can't really sand it down, but I can scratch little bits off with my fingernail. I'm hesitant to put more stuff on it. Would a solvent of some time take this off?

    I'm not sure how to fix this mistake.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    TL
     
  2. Feb 16, 2011 at 4:13 PM
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    THExBUSxDRIVER

    THExBUSxDRIVER Victory is reserved...

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    Not enough.
    I'm guessing not enough hardener was added.
     
  3. Feb 16, 2011 at 4:24 PM
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    ImpulseRed008

    ImpulseRed008 Gone But Not Forgotten

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    x2 scrape it off
     
  4. Feb 16, 2011 at 4:26 PM
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    primer

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    Correct diagnosis. With that batch for some reason a thin liquid came out of the hardener tube. I wasn't sure how much of the thick stuff I should add. Turns out the answer is more than I did.

    Now - what do I do about it? I'm afraid to put another layer on top of that uncured stuff, but I suppose maybe the hardner in the new stuff might make it cure.

    Not sure. Need advice.
     
  5. Feb 16, 2011 at 4:59 PM
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    You're going to have to scrape off the old crap. Do not put more on top. It'll most likely end up cracking over time. Just take a screw driver or a thick blade and scrape if off.
     
  6. Feb 16, 2011 at 5:08 PM
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    Damn. That's gonna be hard. I was hoping some solvent would help it wipe off.

    TL
     
  7. Feb 16, 2011 at 5:13 PM
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    nope... i hit the same problem when i did mine this weekend.. scraped it off and put more hardener instead... works fine... im gonna resand and repaint mine this weekend because i missed some spots in the corner.
     
  8. Feb 16, 2011 at 6:07 PM
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    You aren't suggesting I just put more hardener on top of the stuff that's there are you. That doesn't seem right, but is seems like you are suggesting that.

    TL
     

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