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High Temp Lab Metal Filler - (14 oz.)
- Hi-Temp Lab-metal is applied directly from the can with a putty knife
or similar tool.
- No two-component mixing or measuring is necessary.
- Many applications may be made from a single can.
- After each use, to
prevent Hi-Temp Lab-metal from hardening in the can, pour Lab-solvent
over the remaining Hi-Temp Lab-metal contents, then cover tightly.
(Stir the solvent into the Hi-Temp Lab-metal before using again).
- Lab-solvent is also used to thin Hi-Temp Lab-metal for brush-on
- Hi-Temp Lab-metal adheres to most metals.
- Once hardened, it can be
machined, ground, filed, and sanded. Buffed to a satin smooth finish,
Hi-Temp Lab-metal leaves an undetectable repair.
- Hi-Temp Lab-metal is
impervious to the attack of rust, rot, and mildew.
- It is not affected
by varying climatic conditions, and the hardened metal can be painted
over -- even powder-coated.
- Hi-Temp Lab-metal must be stirred thoroughly before use.
- No additive is
needed; the repair compound hardens upon exposure to air.
Lab-metal is a viscous but easily spreadable paste.
- Upon opening the
can, if the Hi-Temp Lab-metal appears stiff, stir in a capful or two of
Lab-solvent to restore the product to its appropriate consistency.
any application, the surface must be clean and dry; free of paint, oil,
dirt, and any extraneous materials.
- Roughening the surface provides
- Hi-Temp Lab-metal's shelf life is one year in
- Store in a cool place.
- See MSDS for safe handling.
- Hi-Temp Lab-metal may be applied with a putty knife, spatula, trowel,
caulking gun, or rubber squeegee.
- When filling deep holes or cavities,
the putty should be applied in thin layers, less than 1/4" thick. Allow
each layer to dry for at least 24 hours.
- Dry time may be accelerated
with force curing, infrared lamps. This depends on air temp,
type of metal.
- To apply Hi-Temp Lab-metal with a paint brush, it must
be thinned to paint consistency with Lab-solvent, then applied with
light brush strokes; not worked over as with paint.
- Dipping the brush
into Lab-solvent periodically will keep the bristles free and prevent
Depth of application determines drying time; hardening occurs as the
- The application must air dry for at least 24 hours,
or until the product has hardened to a metal state. In order for
Hi-Temp Lab-metal to completly harden after a 24 hour air dry time, it
must be exposed to a minimum temperature of 425��_F for a period of at
least one hour depending on thickness of application. (The curing
process may be achieved by a more gradual "heat-up", as in the repair
of an industrial oven or exhaust. In this case, as the oven is heating,
the Hi-Temp Lab-metal repair is curing.)
- Hi-Temp Lab-metal is recommended where original Lab-metal may not
withstand the extreme heat. Originally developed due to requests from
the foundry industry, industries such as metalworking, powder coating,
welding, fabricating, heating, construction, auto repair, die casting,
mold refinishing, and sheet metal production and finishing have found
uses for Hi-Temp Lab-metal.