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Lightweight Body Filler
05800 • 05801 • 05804 • 05805
Technical Data Sheet
July, 2011
3M Part No.(s)
3M Part Descriptor(s)
05800
3M™ Lightweight Body Filler - One quart - 25.6 fl oz, 757ml
05801
3M™ Lightweight Body Filler - One gallon - 102 fl oz, 3.0L, 0.80 US gal
05804
3M™ Lightweight Body Filler - Five gallon air dispensed - 3.75 gallons, 14.2L
05805
3M™ Lightweight Body Filler - Five gallon mechanical dispensed - 3.75 gallons, 14.2L
Product Description
3M™ Light weight body filler is a two component material that is vacuum processed to
create a smooth texture. 3M™ Lightweight body filler cures tack free in 20 minutes with
good sanding and handling characteristics.
Features
• Easy spreading & mixing
• Tack free resin
• Vacuum processed
Typical Physical
Properties
Note: The following technical information and data should be considered representative or
typical only and should not be used for specification purposes.
Part A - Filler
Part B - Creme Hardener
Container
PN 05800 - One quart metal can
PN 05801 - One gallon metal can
PN 05804 - Five gallon metal can
(Air Pail)
PN 05805 - Five gallon metal can
(Mechanical Pail)
1.0 oz. plastic tube
2.75 oz. plastic tube
Base
Polyester resin with
styrene monomer
Benzoyl Peroxide
Density
9.20 lb/gal
10.0 lb/gal
Color
Gray
Red
Flash Point
89°F / 32°C
N/A
Viscosity @ 77°F (25°C) -
Brookfield Viscometer
192,000 - 244,000 cps
70,000 - 150,000 cps
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Lightweight Body Filler
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Product Uses
Two component polyester compound used to fill dents, dings, gouges and other
cosmetic imperfections on bare steel, aluminum, and fiberglass reinforced polyester
(FRP). May also be used on many industrial and architectural surfaces needing minor
repairs.
Typical Performance
Properties
The following times have been determined with ambient air temperature and
substrate temperature @ 77°F (25°C) and are considered typical values.
SHAPE SAND TIME:
8 to 12 minutes when mixed with 2% hardener by weight @ 77°F (25°C)
FINISH SAND TIME:
20 minutes when mixed with 2% hardener by weight @ 77°F (25°C)
RECOMMENDED APPLICATION TEMPERATURE:
Above 45°F (7°C)
SERVICE TEMPERATURE:
Min. -20°F (-29°C)
Max. 180°F (82°C)
MINIMUM HARDENER:
1.5%
MAXIMUM HARDENER:
2.75%
Note: The following technical information and data should be considered representative
or typical only and should not be used for specification purposes.
Lap Shear, Steel to Steel:
1,430 psi
ASTM D1002
Lap Shear, Aluminum to Aluminum:
1,320 psi
ASTM D1002
Tensile Strength:
1,600 psi
ASTM D638
Shore D hardness @ 24 hrs:
70
ASTM D2240
Flexural Strength:
2,260 psi
ASTM D790 Procedure A
Shrinkage:
0.72%
LTM 855.0084
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Lightweight Body Filler
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Directions for Use
1. Clean the repair area using soap and water followed by a wax & grease
remover/surface cleaner. Sand the surface as needed with grade P40 to P80
3M™ abrasive.
Note: If grinding is required use a grade 50 3M™ grinding disc, blow off the
sanding dust with clean dry air. When repairing galvanized steel, e-coat, primed/
painted surfaces or aluminum, sand with grade P80 3M™ abrasive to remove the
paint/primer. Blow off with clean dry compressed air and re-clean the surface
using a clean paper or cloth towel and a wax & grease remover/surface cleaner.
2. Apply the required amount of body filler to a clean mixing surface. (Do not use
discarded cardboard as a mixing surface as contamination may occur.) The
correct hardener to filler ratio = 3 inch diameter circle 1/2 inch thick of filler to
a 3 inch strip of cream hardener.
3. Mix the body filler and cream hardener thoroughly, to a uniform color.
Gel time/setting time is approximately 3-5 minutes @ 75°F (24°C) using 2%
hardener as prescribed. Spread the filler on the mixing board, being sure to break
any air bubbles that were introduced during mixing.
4. Apply a thin layer using firm pressure to ensure maximum adhesion being sure
to “wet out” the surface completely. Apply additional filler in layers, building up
the damaged area higher than the surrounding surface. Maximum filler thickness
should not exceed 1/4 inch. Allow curing time of 20 minutes.
5. Sand the filler to the proper contour with 3M™ abrasives, using the following
recommended grade sequence: P40, P80, P180. Note: If more filler is needed
blow off with clean dry compressed air and follow steps 2 through 6.
6. Wait approximately 45 minutes before applying primer and paint, always follow
your paint company’s recommended procedures.
Applications
Repair of cosmetic surface imperfections in properly prepared auto body, industrial,
and architectural substrates.
Storage and Handling
HANDLING
Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Wash exposed areas
thoroughly with soap and water. Keep out of the reach of children. Keep container
closed when not in use. Avoid breathing of dust created by cutting, sanding,
grinding or machining. For industrial or professional use only. Avoid eye contact
with dust or airborne particles.
STORAGE
When stored at the recommended conditions in original, unopened containers, this
product has a shelf life of 16 months from the date of manufacture. Store in a dry
area at 65-80°F (18-27°C) for optimal shelf life.
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Lightweight Body Filler
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Precautionary
Information
Refer to Product Label and Material Safety Data Sheet for Health and Safety Information before using
this product.
Safety Considerations
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are available from 3M™ at www.3M.com/MSDS or upon request
through your nearest Sales office. MSDS sheets are provided to help customers satisfy their own
handling, safety and disposal needs, and those required by local applicable health and safety
regulations. MSDS sheets are updated regularly. Therefore, please request and review the most current
MSDS before handling or using any product.
Customer Notice
3M encourages its customers to review their applications of 3M products from the standpoint of human
health and environmental quality. To help ensure that 3M products are not used in ways for which they
were not intended or tested, 3M personnel are willing to assist in dealing with ecological and product
safety considerations. If assistance is needed, please contact your 3M representative
Technical Information
The technical information, recommendations and other statements contained in this document are
based upon tests or experience that 3M believes are reliable, but the accuracy or completeness
of such information is not guaranteed.
Product Use
Many factors beyond 3M’s control and uniquely within user’s knowledge and control can affect the use
and performance of a 3M product in a particular application. Given the variety of factors that can affect
the use and performance of a 3M product, user is solely responsible for evaluating the 3M product and
determining whether it is fit for a particular purpose and suitable for user’s method of application.
Warranty,
Limited Remedy,
and Disclaimer
Unless an additional warranty is specifically stated on the applicable 3M product packaging or product
literature, 3M warrants that each 3M product meets the applicable 3M product specification at the time
3M ships the product. 3M MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY
OR CONDITION ARISING OUT OF A COURSE OF DEALING, CUSTOM OR USAGE OF TRADE.
If the 3M product does not conform to this warranty, then the sole and exclusive remedy is, at 3M’s
option, replacement of the 3M product or refund of the purchase price.
Limitation of Liability
Except where prohibited by law, 3M will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from the 3M product,
whether direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential, regardless of the legal theory asserted,
including warranty, contract, negligence or strict liability.
For Additional Health and Safety Information
Automotive Aftermarket Division
3M Center, Building 223-6N-01
St. Paul, MN 55144-1000
1-877-666-2277 (1-877-MMM-CARS)
www.3MCollision.com
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