Has anyone ever used body filler on a stove?

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  1. Detroithiker United States

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    I have a coleman 6F, 412B and a 417B all with heavy pitting inside and some outside the cases, I would like to try to smooth out one of them and repaint it but I'm not sure how well auto body filler will work, any suggestions?
     
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    You should be able to get a great finish but it wont stand the heat. You might be able to find some high temperature filler or google lead wiping. This was the method used before auto filler was invented
     
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    Blueflame Canada Subscriber

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    The JB weld is a good choice. Remember, you will probably paint over it as Coleman did and the paint rarely showed signs of scorching... I have used it.
     
  5. Detroithiker United States

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    Thanks guys
     
  6. pyro_P Australia

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    IMHO, you may be better off using a high-build primer/undercoat, sand back before finish coat.
     
  7. Detroithiker United States

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    Never heard of it, sounds much easier, have you used it before?
     
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    Yes, the spray can used was called 'Primer Filler' and after sanding, worked very well under the finish coat.
     
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    Thank you for the tip.
     
  11. Detroithiker United States

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    This is gonna help a lot thanks