Below are best practices on preparing two-component (2-part) adhesive and seam sealer cartridges for best results:
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.
Fusor products are tested with fully cured 2K (two-component) epoxy and 2K (two-component) urethane primers. Fusor products have not been tested with acid-etch primers.
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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.
No. Fusor products have not been tested or warrantied for use on gas tank repairs.
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.
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.
Fusor 100EZ is not recommended for bonding due to the thin consistency. The adhesive will run out of bondline and the result could be intermittent bonding due to lack of adhesive and inconsistent bondline thickness.
Fusor adhesives for composite repair and bonding can be used on substrates such as fiberglass, SMC, carbon fiber, FRP, RTM, Metton©, GTX, etc.
To create a Class-A finish on a composite plastic panel repair, build a "pyramid patch" as follows:
For all types of plastic bumper repair, you can use the following Fusor adhesives and supplies depending on the work time and temperature:
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.
Following are best practices for preparing Fusor Foam cartridges for best results:
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.
Remove the mix tip immediately after usage and install supplied cartridge plugs to avoid pressure build-up.
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.
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.
Leave the dispensing tip on the cartridge. A small portion of material will harden at end. Remove this hardened plug and dispense.
Fusor 412EZ nozzle
Clear coat applied directly to the sealer should have flex agent added to avoid cracking.
Approximately 1/8" per 24 hours. Thick sound pads will take longer to cure.
Fusor HD sealers have passed 60 cycles of SAE J2334 Cyclical Corrosion Specification on bare metal.
Select the appropriate products based on color needed:
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.
Immediately or within 30 days on dirt and dust-free surface. If after 30 days, scuff lightly.
Clean the area to be sealed with Fusor adhesion pre/cleaner (Stock #703). Then apply Fusor 800DTM/803DTM sealer/adhesive.
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.
Prime and paint immediately or within 30 days on dirt and dust-free surface. If after 30 days, scuff lightly.
Paint per manufacturer's recommendations immediately or within 30 days (scuff lightly).
Use Fusor 122EZ Self-Leveling Seam Sealer for Roof Ditch and Drip Rail Seam Sealing. Here are some tips for successful sealing:
Following are best practices for applying Fusor HD Sprayable Seam Sealers:
Following are some best practices for successful applications of Fusor HD sprayable seam sealers:
Following are instructions and settings recommended for Fusor HD sprayable Seam Sealers:
Following are best practices to store and clean the Fusor 312 Spray Gun:
Mig welding can be used when STRSW (Squeeze Type Resistance Spot Welding) reach is limited. The process is as follows:
Mig-welding cannot be used on laminated steel. This is an STRSW (Squeeze Type Resistance Spot Welding) application only.
Following are best practices for metal bonding with Fusor Adhesives:
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.
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.
Yes. Fusor 208B may be painted immediately with a full paint system. Follow paint manufacturer's recommendations and check paint system compatibility before proceeding.
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.
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.
Typical weld bonded procedures include: Quarter panels, rear body panels, decklids, hoods and roof panels.
Following are best practices for weld bonding with Fusor adhesives:
Fusor has the following resources available for Weld Bonding:
It is best to weld Fusor 208B wet. However, Fusor 208B can be welded through after it is cured if necessary.
Yes. Rivet bonding is a method of joining metals which involves the installation of structural rivets used in conjunction/combination with a structural adhesive.
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.
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.
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.
Lord Fusor 301 Manual Dispensing gun can be used with either a 1:1 ratio 300ml cartridge or 2:1 ratio 225ml cartridge.
Following are best practices to store and clean the Fusor 312 Spray Gun:
For best results:
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.
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.
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).
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.
No, the increased heat will negatively affect the adhesive.
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.
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.
Always follow manufactures repair guidelines for proper methods. Where no guidelines exist, duplicate the original OEM build process.
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.
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.
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.
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.