How to Apply Dolphin Glaze Polyester Putty

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How to Apply Dolphin Glaze Polyester Putty
Dolphin Glaze polyester putty is designed to repair scratches on the bodywork of cars. (Hemera Technologies/AbleStock.com/Getty Images)

Dolphin Glaze polyester putty refers to a chemical liquid substance containing two components, used primarily as a filler to fix small flaws in the bodywork of cars. However, you can use this putty on materials such as steel, zinc-coated steel and aluminium. For example, apply this putty to fill in minor scratches and nicks before you coat the car with a layer of paint. Because this is a hazardous chemical you must employ the proper procedure when using it.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Degreasing spray
  • Soft cloth
  • Goggles
  • Dust mask
  • Lint-free cloth
  • Mixing board
  • Filler knife
  • Rubber spreader
  • Sandpaper

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Spray the area where you'd like to apply the Dolphin Glaze polyester putty to and wipe it down. Allow the area to air dry fully. As the area dries, open all window and doors and create a well-ventilated area.

  2. 2

    Put on your goggles, gloves and dust mask. Squeeze out an amount of dolphin glaze polyester putty that's as large as the area you plan on covering onto your mixing board.

  3. 3

    Squeeze a tiny amount of your hardener for polyester putty so that you have a ratio of 100 to 2 when it comes to the parts of Dolphin Glaze polyester putty to hardener for polyester putty.

  4. 4

    Mix the two ingredients together well on your mixing board with your filler knife. Apply them to the necessary part of the metal with your rubber spreader. Allow the putty 20 minutes to cure.

  5. 5

    Sand the putty down using 80-grit sandpaper if you're working with bare steel, 120 grit sandpaper if you're using galvanised and other zinc-coated steels or aluminium, or 180 grit sandpaper if the surface is already fully painted.

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