Are EVERCOAT fillers ready for use?

In principal yes. It is recommended that before the first use the material is thoroughly stirred. It is possible that the formula can separate during the long transportation process. Ensuring an even mix of resin and material will ensure the best results. For packaging with a smaller opening please shake the pumptainer of knead the bag before use.

Can basecoat paint be applied directly over EVERCOAT fillers and 440 EXPRESS?

No. A primer should be applied before the application of a basecoat (inc. waterbase). Wet on wet, non-sanding or conventional primers can be used. 1K aerosol primers are also possible.

Can EVERCOAT be applied directly over an etch primer?

No. The phosphoric acid in most etch primers used in automotive refinish can retard the curing process of polyester fillers and can lead to adhesion issues. If corrosion protection is required, we recommend the use of an epoxy primer applied in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

Can EVERCOAT fillers be applied directly onto bare metal?

EVERCOAT fillers have been formulated to be applied directly to suitably prepared bare metal inc. steel, aluminium, zinc coated and galvanised as well as fiberglass, SMC. The filler & putty works very well over sanded (P80-P180) OE clear coat.

Do EVERCOAT fillers offer any corrosion protection?

As with all polyester fillers, EVERCOAT fillers are designed to be overcoated with appropriate automotive finishes. Un-coated filers will not provide corrosion protection. For additional protection under the filler an epoxy or suitable primer should be considered.

Why do I not get pinholes after application?

Pinholes come from air entrapment in the filler paste. This most likely occurs from the application of too much product in one go. To avoid pinholes, ensure a smooth, steady mixing when adding the hardener (do not stir!). Apply a thin amount first and then build up the layers till the required depth is achieved. For information on the correct technique please refer to the EVERCOAT YouTube channel or contact our technician.

Why does the EVERCOAT filler feel sticky or soft?

The filler has not cured properly. Please ensure that the correct hardener ratio (2%) is adhered to. Filler should be used in temperatures of 15-32 °C (60-90 °F). Ensure that the panel to be repaired is also at the same temperature. If the filler is only partially cured, it should be removed, and a new mix applied.

Attention: A slight tackiness on the surface of the filler is normal. This disappears as soon as the sanding process begins.

Why is the filler not adhering to the substrate?

The substrate has not been prepared correctly or the substrate is not suitable for the application of polyester filler. Substrates should be prepared by cleaning with an appropriate cleaner, sanding with P80-P180 grit and then cleaned with an air gun. Surfaces should be clean & dry before the application of filler. Filler can be applied over bare metal inc. steel, aluminium, zinc coated and galvanised as well as fiberglass, SMC and EO clear coat.

With which grit should I sand EVERCOAT fillers?

EVERCOAT fillers should be sanded with P120-P180 grit. A coarser grit will not bring any advantage. It can lead to too much material remove too quickly resulting in a re-application of filler to be applied. With the glass fibre reinforced filler (FIBER TECH) we recommend using a P80 grit.

In general, we recommend that, where possible, the filler and putty is sanded with the same grit that is used for the preparation of the substrate i.e P180 grit to prepare the EO painted surface then P180 grit to sand the RAGE ULTRA. This will facilitate the best quality repair finish.