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Q. What is the best way to prepare the cartridges prior to use?
A. Following are best practices on preparing 2 part adhesive and seam sealer cartridges for best results:
Q. How do you store partially used cartridges of Fusor Adhesives or Sealers?
A. Store the cartridge with the mix tip on (except for Fusor Foam Products 121/124 and 130). The Mix tip will serve as a cap to keep material fresh. Replace the mix tip prior to the next use. For Fusor Foams 121/124 and 130and 124 remove the mixer immediately after use and wipe the end. Then replace cap or plugs.
Q. What primers are recommended for Fusor products?
A. Fusor products are tested with fully cured 2K epoxy and 2K urethane primers. Fusor products have not been tested with acid-etch primers.
Q. Where can I buy Fusor products?
A. Ask for Fusor products at your local PBE jobber or warehouse distributor. We have a network of authorized distributors in the US and Canada. Call our Customer Support Center (US & Canada) 800-234-FUSOR or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Q. How do I find the Shelf Life of a Fusor product?
A. Fusor labels are marked with a Lot Number and Manufacture (Mfg) Date. The label will indicate "Best Used within XX months of Mfg Date". Fusor products and repairs are not guaranteed after the shelf life of material has expired.
Q. Do you have a Fusor product to repair gas tanks?
A. No. Fusor products have not been tested or warrantied for use on gas tank repairs.
Q. Do you have a Fusor product for window channel repair?
A. No official recommendation for window channel repair. You can use glass primer and either Fusor 142/152/148/127EZ on plastic or primed metal or glass primer and Fusor 108B/110B/112B on bare metal.
Q. Does 100EZ have to be heat cured?
A. To ensure a high quality repair, heat cure the entire repair area for one hour at 180°F (82°C) using a heat lamp. Note: This final heat cure will bring the plastic and adhesive up to the maximum temperature generally experienced in a bake oven or under unusual weather conditions. This step ensures total shrinkage with no "bull's-eyes" or read-through after painting.
Q. Can you use 100EZ for bonding?
A. Fusor 100EZ is not recommended for bonding due to the thin consistency. The adhesive will run out of bond line and the result could be intermittent bonding due to lack of adhesive and inconsistent bond line thickness.
Q. What type of composite plastics can I use with Fusor Adhesives?
A. Fusor Adhesives for composite repair and bonding can be used on substrates such as fiberglass, SMC, carbon fiber, FRP, RTM, Metton©, GTX, etc.
Q. What are the steps to make a plastic repair with composite or fiber filled plastics?
A. To create a Class-A finish on a composite plastic panel repair, build a "pyramid patch" as follows:
Q. What adhesive and supplies do I use for bumper repair?
A. For all types of plastic bumper repair, you can use the following Fusor adhesives and supplies depending on the work time and temperature:
Q: What types of plastic bumpers do Fusor products work with?
A. In combination with Fusor 602EZ, Fusor plastic adhesives can be used for structural and cosmetic repair of all plastic bumpers including TPE, TPO, TEO, PP, and ABS.
Q. How do you prepare the Fusor Foam Cartridges?
A. Following are best practices for preparing Fusor Foam cartridges for best results:
Q. How do I apply foam to a vertical panel?
A. When applying Fusor 130 Rigid Foam to a vertical panel, hold the cartridge upright and gently squeeze out the material to the end of the tip. Allow the material to start foaming, then slowly dispense into the appropriate area. This will keep the material from running down the panel.
Q. How do you store partially used cartridges of Fusor foam?
A. Remove the mix tip immediately after usage and install supplied cartridge plugs to avoid pressure build-up.
Q. How do I prepare the Fusor HD and DTM Seam Sealer cartridges?
A. There is a foil seal located at the nose of the cartridge. Cut the nose and puncture the foil seal before use. This will not interfere with the product as it is used or dispensed.
Q. What if I forget to puncture the foil seal on the Fusor HD cartridge?
A. When using the Fusor 312 gun nothing will dispense and no blow by typically occurs. However, you need to remove the barrel, unscrew the cartridge and then puncture the seal, which will be under a minimal amount of pressure due to the plunger being pushed forward.
When using a manual gun, if extreme pressure is applied repeatedly, blow by past the plunger can occur.
Q. What is the best way to store partially used cartridges of Fusor HD Seam Sealer?
A. Leave the dispensing tip on the cartridge. A small portion of material will harden at end. Remove this hardened plug and dispense.
Q. What is the replacement tip for the Fusor HD Seam Sealer Cartridge?
A. Fusor 412EZ Nozzle.
Q. Can Fusor HD Seam Sealers for bare metal be used on primed or painted metal?
Q. Can Fusor HD Seam Sealers be used on fiberglass?
Q. How do Fusor HD Seam Sealers react to clear coat?
A. Clear coat applied directly to the sealer should have flex agent added to avoid cracking.
Q. Can acid etch primer be used before using Fusor HD seam sealers?
Q. How long does it take for HD product to cure fully?
A. Approximately 1/8" per 24 hours. Thick sound pads will take longer to cure.
Q. Do Fusor HD Sealers meet the SAE J2334 Cyclical Corrosion test standards?
A. Fusor HD sealers have passed 60 cycles of SAE J2334 Cyclical Corrosion Specification on bare metal.
Q. In what colors are Fusor HD Seam Sealers available?
A. Select the appropriate products based on color needed:
Q. How do you apply Fusor HD or High Definition Seam Sealers?
Q. How do you tool Fusor HD High Definition Seam Sealers?
A. You can tool the Fusor HD Seam Sealers with the reducer from your paint system. Avoid using other solvents or water as this may inhibit the curing characteristics or performance of the product.
Q. When can you paint Fusor HD High Definition Seam Sealers?
A. Immediately or within 30 days on dirt and dust-free surface. If after 30 days, scuff lightly.
Q. How do you apply Fusor 800DTM and 803DTM Direct To Metal Seam Sealer/Adhesive?
A. Clean the area to be sealed with Fusor adhesion pre/cleaner (Stock #703). Then apply Fusor 800DTM/803DTM sealer/adhesive.
Q: How do you tool Fusor 800DTM and 803DTM Direct To Metal Seam Sealer/Adhesive?
A. If tooling, use the reducer from your paint system. Avoid using other solvents or water as this may inhibit the curing characteristics or performance of the product.
Q. When can you paint Fusor 800DTM and 803DTM Direct To Metal Seam Sealer/Adhesive?
A. Prime and paint immediately or within 30 days on dirt and dust-free surface. If after 30 days, scuff lightly.
Q. When can I paint Fusor urethane Seam Sealers?
A. Paint per manufacturer's recommendations immediately or within 30 days (scuff lightly).
Q. What Fusor product can I use for Roof Ditch and Drip Rail Seam Sealing?
A. Use Fusor 122EZ Self-Leveling Seam Sealer for Roof Ditch and Drip Rail Seam Sealing. Here are some tips for successful sealing:
Q. Can you provide application instructions for Fusor HD Sprayable Seam Sealers?
A. Following are best practices for applying Fusor HD Sprayable Seam Sealers:
Q. What can I trouble shoot when I have problems with Sprayable Seam Sealers?
A. Following are some best practices for successful applications of Fusor HD sprayable seam sealers:
Q. How can I create textured seams and beads with HD sprayable seam sealers?
A. Following are instructions and settings recommended for Fusor HD sprayable Seam Sealers:
Q. What are storage and cleaning instructions for the Fusor 312 sprayable seam sealer gun?
A. Following are best practices to store and clean the Fusor 312 Spray Gun:
Q. Is the material protruding from the pinch weld area soft, pliable or appears to be foam?
A. If so, this is weld sealing and proceed with the Standard Operating Procedures for Weld Sealing using Fusor HD Seam Sealers.
Q. When should mig-welding be used for Fusor HD and what is the process?
A. Mig welding can be used when STRSW (Squeeze Type Resistance Spot Welding) reach is limited. The process is as follows:
Q. Can you mig weld using Fusor HD on laminated steel?
A. Mig-welding cannot be used on laminated steel. This is an STRSW (Squeeze Type Resistance Spot Welding) application only.
Q: What are application instructions for Fusor 108B/109B, 110B/111B, 112B/113B Acrylic Metal Bonding Adhesives?
A. Following are best practices for metal bonding with Fusor Adhesives:
Q. What do I do when the adhesive still feels tacky or sticky on the surface but cured hard underneath the outer layer?
A. This is a normal property of the adhesive and does not indicate a problem with the adhesive cure. The tacky layer can be removed with a solvent wipe or by grinding. The surface can be tackier in summer months.
Q. What is the recommended application method for Fusor 208B?
A. Fusor 208B should be applied with the "buttering" method. Apply a small amount of adhesive to the bonding flange of both panels. Quickly spread adhesive over all bare metal as a priming operation. This technique improves strength and ensures coverage of all bare metal flanges.
Q: Can Fusor 208B be painted immediately after bonding?
A: Yes. Fusor 208B may be painted immediately with a full paint system. Follow paint manufacturer's recommendations and check paint system compatibility before proceeding.
Q. Can I do weld bonding with Fusor adhesives?
A. Yes. Weld bonding is a method of joining metals which involves Squeeze Type Resistance Spot Welding (STRSW) used in conjunction/combination with a structural adhesive.
Q. When can I weld after I have applied Fusor adhesives?
A. You may begin welding immediately, any time during the adhesive cure process and/or when the adhesive is fully cured. Welder settings will vary when welding through wet vs. cured adhesive.
Q. What sections of the car or truck are typically weld bonded?
A. Typical weld bonded procedures include: Quarter panels, rear body panels, decklids, hoods and roof panels.
Q. What are some tips for successful weld bonding?
A. Following are best practices for weld bonding with Fusor adhesives:
Q. What are some of the repair procedures for Weld Bonding?
A. Lord Fusor has the following resources available for Weld Bonding:
Q. Should Fusor 208B be welded when wet or cured?
A. It is best to weld Fusor 208B wet. However, Fusor 208B can be welded through after it is cured if necessary.
Q. Can I do rivet bonding with Fusor adhesives?
A. Yes. Rivet bonding is a method of joining metals which involves the installation of structural rivets used in conjunction/combination with a structural adhesive.
Q. Where do you usually use rivet bonding on a car or truck?
A. Please consult the OEM Repair Manual or Technical Service Bulletin for vehicle specific repair information. Rivet bonding can be used for repairs or replacements of secondary, non-structural or structural body panels and/or patch panels.
Q. What Fusor adhesives are used in rivet bonding?
A. LORD Fusor 108B/109B and 112B/113B metal bonding adhesives are recommended to use for rivet bonding structural and non-structural body panels, depending on temperature and work time needed. Fusor 108B metal bonding adhesive is approved by Ford Motor Company for repairs on the 2015 Ford F-150 military-grade aluminum alloy cab by their dealers and independent body shops.
Procedure for Rivet Bonding with LORD Fusor Adhesives
Q. Can I use Fusor 108B for Ford F-150 Aluminum Cab Repair?
A. Yes. Ford Motor Company approved LORD Fusor 108B metal bonding adhesive for repairs on the 2015 Ford F-150 military-grade aluminum alloy cab by their dealers and independent body shops.
Q. Can you provide steps to prepare the Fusor 301 Manual Dispensing Gun?
A. Lord Fusor 301 Manual Dispensing gun can be used with either a 1:1 ratio 300ml cartridge or 2:1 ratio 225ml cartridge.
Q. What are storage and cleaning instructions for the Fusor 312 sprayable seam sealer gun?
A. Following are best practices to store and clean the Fusor 312 Spray Gun:
Q. What is the best way to prepare the Fusor 2098 cartridge prior to use?
A. For best results:
Insert the coaxial cartridge into the #313 (manual) or #314 (pneumatic) dispensing gun
Remove cap and plugs and level the plungers by applying pressure to the gun until both sides of the material flow through the openings in the cartridge
Attach the mix tip
Apply pressure to the gun forcing the material through the mix tip
Run out a mixer's length of adhesive on scrap material to ensure a complete mix
Q. How do you store partially used cartridges of Fusor 2098 Adhesive?
A. Store the cartridge with the mix tip on. The Mix tip will serve as a cap to keep material fresh. NOTE: When replacing the mix tip prior to the next use inspect the cartridge openings for any partially cured adhesive and remove
Q. For how long is the mixing nozzle good?
A. If material has been in the mixing tube for longer than a half hour it should be replaced before applying adhesive to make a repair.
Q. To what surfaces will Fusor 2098 bond?
A. Fusor 2098 will bond to uncoated steel, electro galvanized steel (EGS), galvanized, e-coated steel, aluminum, fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) and sheet molded compound (SMC).
Q. What does "crash durable" really imply?
A. Fusor 2098 is not just strong, but tough. The tensile strength of the adhesive is similar to other high-quality aftermarket adhesives but when put into a peeling situation the toughness shows. Impact wedge peel, or IWP, is the measurement which illustrates this and Fusor 2098 provides 30N/mm (30 Newton millimeters) where most adhesives are in the 5-6 N/mm range. This is a tremendous increase and why it is so "tough". This toughness is why it is so crucial to replace all OE applied crash durable adhesives with Fusor 2098.
Q. Can the product be cured at a higher temperature for a faster cure than 2 hours at 140 F°?
A. No, the increased heat will negatively affect the adhesive.
Q. Once a vehicle is repaired and it comes back for another repair on the same panel how is 2098 separated?
A. The 2098 bond removal is really no different than any other adhesive. Where a 2-T (2 "thicknesses" or layers of metal) overlap exists, use an electric heat gun to slightly soften the adhesive and then use a chisel action to break the adhesive bond. When a 3T or 4T panel overlap exists it is recommended to perform the removal cold as heat input could damage adhesive between the other layers. Make sure to remove all old adhesive before installing the new panel and always check with the vehicle manufacturer for their position on use of heat.
Q. Can 2098 be used with any other type of welding other than STRSW and if so what are the recommended procedures?
A. When allowed by an OEM, MIG welding and MIG brazing may be utilized but the adhesive must be held back an inch to minimize any weld contamination or burning of the adhesive.
Q. Can the product be used to any type of structural bonding ex. radiator supports, inner wheel house?
A. Always follow manufactures repair guidelines for proper methods. Where no guidelines exist, duplicate the original OEM build process.
Q. Can Fusor 2098 be used for any type of cross-bonding?
A. Since Fusor 2098 bonds well to steels, aluminum, and fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) cross-bonding is an option, but always follow OEM recommendations where they exist.
Q. Can squeeze out be painted over?
A. Fusor 2098 adhesive squeeze out can be painted after 48 hours room temperature cure or 2 hours of 140F° accelerated cure. To improve cycle time it is recommended to simply remove all squeeze out, wipe any adhesive residue from the surface using a solvent, and then apply a 2K sealer.
Q. Why is there a new step using the adhesive to prime, or "butter", the bonding surface before applying the adhesive bead?
A. While Fusor 2098 has excellent "wet out", which is a term to describe the wet adhesive grabbing onto the substrate, testing has shown a significant bond improvement overall when very fresh adhesive is applied to the surface.
Q. When is the optimum time span for welding after dispensing Fusor 2098?
Q: Can solvents be used in surface preparation before applying Fusor 2098?
A. Yes. After grinding all mating surfaces with 80-grit (or finer) disk, wipe bonding surface with solvent (acetone, heptanes, isopropyl alcohol, MEK, etc.), leaving no residue.