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Eastwood Contour Aluminum Repair Compound 25.3 oz is rated 3.2 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Don't trust it I along with at least one other customer had problems with the filler not setting up properly. I followed the hardener to filler ratio and 4 hours later it was still a semi hard, sticky, non-sandable mess. I tried to contact Eastwood several times, for over a week, yet never received an answer. If you double the hardener to filler ratio it works, however there is no way of knowing if that will compromise the integrity of the filler. I would NOT recommend this product until issues have been resolved.
Date published: 2013-09-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Seems to harden fine under the right conditions I decided to purchase this despite the negative reviews as I just replaced the quarter panel on my 1967 Mustang and needed something to fill the lead seam that joins it to the roof panel. I was hesitant to use lead due to its price, health hazards, and skill required to use it, but I'd also heard horror stories of people that tried to fill this seam with fiberglass only to have it shatter a few years down the road after paint. So in the end, I decided to compromise and go with this product instead. All of the reviews stated that it hardens poorly, so after I mixed 10 drops of the hardener into an average-sized amount of filler (the instructions say to add 2% hardener, but how does anyone calculate that??) and applied it to the car, I closed up my garage and let it dry. For three days. In low-humidity conditions. In the Alabama heat. I came back and it'd hardened up just fine. Does it harden in 15 minutes like the can says? No. But it doesn't kick in 30 to 45 seconds after you mix it either, leaving you with plenty of time to get the shape you want. I think that if you have a little time and some patience, it will still work as advertised.
Date published: 2014-10-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Works...However... Followed hardener to filler ratio and 12 hours later had to scrape a semi solid mess off my project. Tried again doubling the hardener ratio and filler set after a couple of hours. Once set filler performed as expected, sanded well and edges feathered smoothly. Now I have a half can of filler and no hardener
Date published: 2013-08-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from So far so good A bit difficult to figure compound to hardener ratio and does seem to take a while to set, no doubt a downer for the pros and those who need to get things done fast. Can't give "full experience" as yet but what I have applied seems to look ok and sands well
Date published: 2014-11-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Long Set Time Thoroughly mixed proper amounts as directed and applied to pre prepped clean sheet metal. 6 hours later and still tacky to touch. Now waiting overnight and will check in morning. Looks like good product by may require greater amount of hardener.
Date published: 2013-09-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from does not harden poorly hardens. even with double and triple the amount of hardner, still risky as to wether it will harden up. Will not use again. I should have looked at the reviews before I purchased
Date published: 2014-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from works as stated. it does require patience. I have used this product on and off over a couple years. It works great. It has been used in areas that I know has some chance of flexing.. I am restoring a 60 Triumph TR 3 and the inner fender wells on the front and back will flex. I used it over welds where new sheet metal was welded in. No issues. It took me a few tries to get the amount of hardener just right. It does take a few hours to set up. Even then it has a tacky feeling. I found that if I take a small knife blade and gently scrape the surface, it will remove the portion of the resin that comes to the surface. Then I took some used 60 grit sand paper to to scuff off the surface before taking a new piece of 60 grit sand paper to It. I am very happy with the product. It does stay flexible and moves with the metal so you do not get stress cracks. Do not expect to sand it down until several hours has gone by. BE SURE to stir up the contents of the can to mix it thoroughly, as the liquid will separate from the solid paste material after sitting, even for amshort period of time.. I personally would recommend this product.
Date published: 2015-05-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This filler has two major problems We used this filler yesterday as part of a TR3 fender repair. Two problems that we observed are that first there is no simple way to estimate the 2% of required hardener. Is that 2% by volume or 2% by weight and in any case, how would you estimate that with a wooden spatula and a mixing board ?. Second the hardener has the density of water and it is clear, so there is no visual indication that you have mixed the filler appropriately. Our first attempt at using it was a disaster, we scraped it all off after 24 hours as it had still not cured. Today we did a controlled test and found we needed to add twice as much hardener as we had expected to get the filler to set up after 30 mins. With a tablespoon of filler, three drops was not enough, 6 drops or more were required. Now we need to scale that up to use up the rest of this quart can. There are similar, better products on the market like UPOL D.
Date published: 2015-12-02
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What color does it dry to?  I need it to set up white.

Asked by: Jon Kay
This is a medium- darker shade of gray.
Answered by: KHoffnagle
Date published: 2016-11-07

can other fillers be put over this?

Asked by: richw
You can certainly apply other fillers over top of this one.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2016-10-11

After applying the aluminum filler compound..Is it anodizable?

Asked by: Ramil
This filler is not anodizable.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2016-10-06

After applying the aluminum filler compound, is it repaintable or anodizable?

Asked by: Ramil
Yes, it would absolutely be re-paintable after using this filler.
Answered by: KHoffnagle
Date published: 2016-10-04

Can this product be applied over Eastwoods epoxy primer?

Asked by: Luber1
Yes as long as it is within the 5 day application window
Answered by: TerrenceH
Date published: 2016-04-05

Can this product be powder coated over?

Asked by: Mikeswoodwork
Technically yes and no. Yes it COULD be powdered No, it won't hold up to the temps You would want to use the hi temp lab metal
Answered by: SeanA
Date published: 2015-07-08

How does this product compare to USC all metal filler?

Asked by: Tinbender
This product is our version of the USC All Metal filler.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2015-06-10

on aluminum what to use for eatching before filling

Asked by: fragia
Just make sure to rough up the surface with at least 80 grit paper or apply it over grinder marks, etc.
Answered by: MikeL
Date published: 2015-02-17
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EW Contour Alum Repair Compound 25.3 oz

Item #13518ZP Brand: Eastwood

Reinforced with aluminum for a
stronger, corrosion-resistant repair

Details

Contour™ Repair Compound is reinforced with aluminum for a stronger, corrosion-resistant repair.

  • Superior corrosion resistance and adhesion
  • Repair factory-leaded seams and high-strength applications
  • Perfect for areas prone to moisture
  • Includes hardener

Eastwood's uniquely formulated filler is fortified with aluminum particles to produce a repair with extra strength, corrosion resistance and durability in galvanized steel and aluminum.


More info...

About EW Contour Alum Repair Compound 25.3 oz

A uniquely formulated filler fortified with aluminum for strength, corrosion resistance and durability. Use to repair factory leaded seams and high strength applications as well as areas prone to moisture. Its corrosion resistant properties prevent rust from coming through the repair. Applies direct Includes Liquid Hardener.


Contents

Filler: 25.3 Ounces/750 mL Hardener: .5fl oz/14mL


Accessories

13521 ZP EW Contour Glazing Putty 10041Z PRE Painting Prep 13919 Eastwood Filler Spreaders 31273 Eastwood Filler Mixing Board 31160 Dura Block Sanding Boards 21538 Larry Lyles Body Work DVD 43579 DA Orbiting Sander 43120 Eastwood Work-Fender Stand


Application

Thoroughly mix desired amount of material with liquid hardener. Using a clean spreader, fill to desired level. Do not exceed 1/4" depth. Allow to cure for at least 15 minutes before sanding. Abrade with 40-80 grit and follow up with 120 grit to achieve desired contour. Final finish with finer abrasives. If necessary, apply Eastwood’s 13521ZP Contour™ Glazing Putty for final finishing. Topcoat with quality primer, such as Eastwood’s Epoxy or Urethane Primers.

CAUTION: Do NOT return catalyzed material back into can. To avoid contamination, seal lid tightly after each use. Store in a cool dry place.


Safety

Always wear eye, skin and resporatory protection when using this product. Always apply in a well ventilated area. Consult MSDS and product label for specific safety warnings.


Warranty

Made in Canada to Eastwood's strict specifications and quality standards


Application

Surface must be clean and free of wax, grease and debris. Abrade surface using 36 grit, or finer. Thoroughly mix desired amount of material with 2% liquid hardener. Do not exceed 1/4" depth. Allow to cure 15 min before sanding. Abrade with 40-80 grit and follow up with 120 grit to desired contour. If necessary, apply Eastwood's Polyester Glazing Putty (13521ZP) for final finishing. Topcoat with quality primer such as Eastwood's Epoxy or Urethane Primers. Do NOT return catalyzed material back into can.


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