View Full Version : Picklex over Body Filler?

04-16-2007, 03:53 AM
Recently stumbled onto this forum, and wow, what a great place to be. :D

I am just starting to work on a project Mustang that I will be doing much of the prep work on. The car is already completely primed and ready for blocking. I am working on the engine bay and need to clean up a whole bunch of stuff in there.

After reading many threads, it seems good to use Picklex for much of the metal work that I will be stripping the old paint and minor rust from. I know there is some filler in some of the areas to be stripped, and I might get some of the Picklex on the filler when applying to the metal.

Is it ok to get some of the Picklex on top of body filler?
Same question for any primer that is already on the car that will not be stripped.

I know to check for rust near or under the filler and will deal with such if I find any. Mostly I want to know how careful I have to be with the Picklex.:rolleyes:

Thanks for the feedback,

04-16-2007, 08:46 AM
Hi Rich, welcome aboard.

I don't like putting this particular product (Picklex 20) over anything but bare or rusted metal. It tends to leave a film on other types of surfaces and it may cause the paint to not bond well with the surface.

When we have a metal surface that is partially covered with paint or filler we usually will pour the Picklex into a cup and apply it with a brush so that it doesn't get on anything but the metal. If we do get it on the paint we wipe it off with a damp cloth.

04-17-2007, 12:25 AM

Thanks for the info.