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Lab-Metal 24 oz is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Time consuming to use. I bought his product to fill in flaws in a rough casting prior to powder coating. The product had separated in the can, solvent on top and hard dense stuff in the bottom of the can. I was finally able to get it mixed to a soft paste-like texture but it was hard work! I expected this stuff to work something like body putty but that was not my experience. First, you only get one chance to spread it. If you try to shape or smooth it with additional passes it crumbles. Adding some thinner, as suggested in the use tips, improves workability somewhat. Another problem is that this stuff drys harder than the aluminum casting I was trying to repair which makes blending the repair difficult. As tough as this stuff is to use I wonder if I just got a can that was past it's shelf life.
Date published: 2012-07-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Difficult to use I bought this to try and restore some pitted pot metal automobile bezels and prepare them for powder coating. Product gets too hard to spread very fast, even when thinned with the solvent. It is also quite difficult to sand and doesn't feather edge very well. Also, it does not adhere very strongly to the sanded, cleaned and media blasted pot metal.
Date published: 2015-08-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Work great if you work fast I use Lab-Metal to fill small pin holes and minor defects on sand cast aluminum parts before powder coating. It starts to set in about 30 seconds so work fast and you will be happy with the product.
Date published: 2013-05-01
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I see this product says it is used before powdercoating. It also says withstands heats up too 350 degrees. I believe the powders have to be baked at 400 degrees. Will the baking process cause any trouble with this filler?

Asked by: Phillie914
You would need to use the High temp lab metal for use on items before powder coating: http://www.eastwood.com/hi-temp-lab-metal-24-oz.html
Answered by: KHoffnagle
Date published: 2017-09-13

I need a product like this to fill dents on a aluminum turntable plate I have some dents I want to fill before I powder coat it but the reviews stop me way is this product not performing? as advertised is there something else?

Asked by: Ricado Delgado
Steel fusion autobody filler..
Answered by: Charlie jones
Date published: 2017-10-16

how strong is this product will fill crack in shock tower

Asked by: BMGBKG
This product is not designed to give structural strength.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2017-05-10

I don't understand, is this product for aluminum only. If its for steel body filler also what's the difference between this and body filler.  Very confusing!

Asked by: fcompoccio
This is an aluminum filled filler. I can be used on aluminum and steel with no problems. This product gets much harder than a traditional filler and can be milled, drilled, tapped , ect.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2017-03-09
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Lab-Metal 24 oz

Item #10207Z Brand: Alvin Products

Metal repair putty, dent filler and patching compound... ready-to-use

In stock

Only $29.99
Lab-metal® fills dents in metal and non-metal parts, right from the can with a putty knife or similar tool. No 2-component mixing or measuring, so there's no waste. No heat, special tools or specialized skills are necessary. Will not shrink, crack or peel. Not affected by mild acids, gasoline, oil or petroleum solvents, and withstands temperatures as high as 350 degreesF and as low as -40 degreesF.

Lab-metal may be thinned to paint consistency with 10208ZP Lab-Solvent® (sold separately), and brushed or sprayed on practically any surface to provide a rustproof, water-resistant, hard metal finish.

Use the 10208ZP Lab-Solvent® (sold separately) to thin Lab-Metal, clean the application surface and create a glass-smooth surface to minimize sanding.

Details

Lab-metal® is a metal repair putty, dent filler and patching compound...ready-to-use right out of the can! Make fast, permanent repairs, especially before powder-coating. Lab-metal® ready-to-use repair compound spreads like paste and hardens quickly into metal.
  • Aluminum-filled, 1-part repair putty
  • Fills dents and flaws easily and economically
  • Can be milled, chiseled, drilled, sawed, tapped and machined
  • No catalyst needed so it's easy to apply

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About Lab-Metal 24 oz

Lab-metal® fills dents in metal and non-metal parts, right from the can with a putty knife or similar tool. No 2-component mixing or measuring, so there's no waste. No heat, special tools or specialized skills are necessary. Will not shrink, crack or peel. Not affected by mild acids, gasoline, oil or petroleum solvents, and withstands temperatures as high as 350 degreesF and as low as -40 degreesF.

Lab-metal may be thinned to paint consistency with 10208ZP Lab-Solvent® (sold separately), and brushed or sprayed on practically any surface to provide a rustproof, water-resistant, hard metal finish.

Use the 10208ZP Lab-Solvent® (sold separately) to thin Lab-Metal, clean the application surface and create a glass-smooth surface to minimize sanding.


Contents

24-oz. can of Lab-metal®


Accessories

10208ZP Lab-Solvent®, 1-pint


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