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Tech Tips Presented by Evercoat
Evercoat Sr. Application Field Engineer, Tim McKinney, sits down to share valuable tips and tricks for the perfect body repair job.
6 days ago
Episode 17: Aluminum Repair Products From Evercoat
Evercoat has been making products that work with aluminum for over 40 years. Tim talks through the products and their differences and give some pointers for repairing some of the newer aluminum panels.
Jul 29, 2022
Episode 16: EVERCOAT Optex® Technology
What is the Optex® Technology from EVERCOAT and how can it help in the repair process? Tim talks through the Optex® Fillers and Primer to help explain the product differences and how they can be used to help through the repair process for their color-changing and sanding features.
Jul 21, 2022
Episode 15: Reinforced and Specialty Fillers
What are the fiberglass reinforced fillers from EVERCOAT, what are their differences, and how to use them? Tim walks through the differences, where they can be used, and some tricks for using them along with the specialty fillers (Vette Panel Adhesive/Filler and Metal-2-Metal) for their proper application and usage.
Jul 14, 2022
Episode 14: Light Speed System FAQs
Since the launch of the EVERCOAT Light System™ at the 2021 SEMA Show there have been some questions about the products so Tim takes some time to address some of the top ones for the Optex® Light Speed™ Premium Filler, Light Speed™ 440 Express and Light Speed ™ LED Cure High Build Primer.
Jun 23, 2022
Episode 13: How to Avoid Ghost Mapping
Tim talks about ghost mapping to explain what it is and what causes it, then talks about ways to avoid your repairs from showing up after paint. Tim talks about creating the correct bevel edge for fiberglass and composite repairs, and some tips and tricks to get the best repair possible.
Dec 20, 2021
Viscosity Adjustment | Episode 12
Ever tried to thicken or thin an Evercoat Filler or Putty? Ever wondered if it could be done and how to go about doing it correctly. This month Tim talks about why and how to go about doing it the right way, and why to avoid the incorrect ways that cause problems.
Dec 10, 2021
The Light Speed System | Episode 11
Tim talks about the new Evercoat Light Speed™ Repair System. This new innovative system allows repairs to go from damage to primer in less than 30 minutes, using the power of light to accelerate the repair process. Tim reviews the new Light Speed™ Optex® Premium Filler with a 3-minute cure, the new Light Speed™ 440 Express that cures in just 30 seconds, and Light Speed™ LED Cure High Build Primer that is ready to spray right out of that can and cures in 5 minutes.
Nov 10, 2021
Changing Weather | Episode 10
Tim talks about the change of seasons and the changes in the weather to address some of the issues that technicians deal with. This month Tim covers some helpful tips like application temperatures for polyesters, some ideas for ensuring that all your repairs go without a hitch and some things to not do to help avoid those pitfalls.
Oct 4, 2021
SATA Spray Guns | Episode 9
Tim McKinney and Chris Springer discuss Evercoat polyester primers and their applications with SATA spray guns. Chris reviews each spray gun and breaks down the differences between HVLP and RP spray guns, discusses spray gun inlet pressures, and shows how to balance a spray gun. Tim and Chris break down some of the myths and confusions regarding spray equipment and polyester primers, review the recommendations then share some tips and tricks for spraying polyester primers with SATA equipment.
Aug 26, 2021
Gel Coat Repair | Episode 8
The boating season is still going strong, but some boaters have had questions about gel coat repairs and how to do them. Tim recalls a phone call from a friend about how to do a repair, and takes the time to talk through the key points for doing a quality gel coat repair.
Jul 26, 2021
Optex Filler & Putty and Proper Use of 440 Express feat. Jeremy of Booth Talk | Episode 7
Tim and Jeremy Winters of Booth Talk talk about the Optex Filler and Putty and the use proper use of 440 Express. Booth Talk Podcast: https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-zxhty-ef7807 440 Express Application: https://youtu.be/xs10X-jOOi4
Jun 29, 2021
Tech Tips Presented by Evercoat Podcast Ep 6: Summer Heat
Fighting the summer heat? Tim talks about some tips and tricks to deal with applying EVERCOAT Products in the summer heat.
May 24, 2021
Talking Primers feat. Jeremy of Booth Talk | Episode 5
Tim and Jeremy of Booth Talk candidly talk about the differences between urethane and polyester primers and the benefit of polyester primers for the collision and restoration shops. Listen in for their discussion on the evolutions of polyester primers, application tips and tricks, and Evercoat’s progress up to the new 4:1 Polyester Primer with a built in guide coat.
Apr 26, 2021
Resin and Gel Coat | Episode 4
Ever wondered what the difference was between a laminating resin and a finishing resin, or a laminating gel coat and a finishing gel coat? Tim with Evercoat breaks down the differences and also shares some tips and tricks for using Evercoat resins and gel coats for fiberglass repairs.
Apr 21, 2021
Warmer Days, Cooler Nights | Episode 3
Why sunny days aren't always best to open the shop doors. Longer days with warmer sunny weather doesn't always mean that the temperature is warm enough. Cooler nights are still a factor and all the repair materials need to be used at the right temperature.
Mar 29, 2021
Pinholes | Episode 2
Primary causes for pinholes in body work and some of the ways to avoid them.
Mar 24, 2021
Cold Weather Application | Episode 1
How to deal with cold temperatures when mixing and applying Evercoat fillers. Why over-catalyzing body filler to compensate for cold weather can cause curing issues.