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Lab-metal fixes and protects virtually any worn or damaged surface. Lab-metal was developed as an economical, convenient way to repair, refurbish, seal, coat and protect equipment, machinery, vehicles, and industrial products. Some of the many industries using Lab-metal include:

  • Plants and factories
  • foundries
  • pattern shops
  • powder coaters
  • shipyards, marinas, boatyards
  • public utilities
  • garages and shops (automotive, equipment)
  • processing and chemical industries
  • appliance and electric industries
  • welding, fabricating, metalworking and ornamental metal industries
  • facility maintenance: hotels, schools, hospitals, office buildings
  • construction: building, heavy equipment & machinery
  • transportation: automotive, rail car, bus, truck, aircraft
  • plumbing, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration

Suggested uses:

Repair cracks and leaks:

  • Pipes, boilers, tanks, water mains, valves, flanges
  • Gutters, downspouts, metal roofs
  • Castings, motor or engine blocks
  • Gear housings
  • Ducts and vents
  • Heaters, radiators
  • Oil and transmission lines
  • Refrigerator/Heating coil lines
  • Plastic piping


  • Improperly or overbored holes, milled slots
  • Surface defects, holes, rough and porous spots on castings
  • Dents, gouges on wood or metal patterns, core boxes
  • Damaged truck and auto bodies, rail cars
  • Scored pistons and cylinders

Coat and protect:

  • Tanks and other large metal surfaces from rust attack
  • Pipes and metal structures from salt spray and ground corrosion
  • Wood surfaces from moisture damage/rot
  • Patterns from gouging, denting, warping and checking

Finish and repair:

  • Rough welds
  • Surfaces to be painted
  • Worn machinery and equipment


  • Seams and joints on sheet metal
  • Rivets and riveted seams on fuel or water storage tanks and standpipes
  • Leaks in radiators, valve seats, flanges
  • Ducts and vents

Important tips:

Lab-metal and Hi-Temp Lab-metal repair putties are not designed for use as adhesives ("glues"). They are used for "cosmetic" repairs -- filling, finishing, sealing, patching, building up, and smoothing metal and non-metal surfaces.

These products harden upon exposure to air, thus the user may need to keep the applicator wet with Lab-solvent in order to aid in smoothing the application (and reduce "pulling"). Lab-metal's workability may be enhanced by adding Lab-solvent until the desired consistency is achieved. (Lab-metal may be spread, brushed or sprayed on). Lab-solvent should always be added to Lab-metal and Hi-Temp Lab-metal just prior to closing the container. This prevents the metal repair compounds from hardening during extended storage. Simply stir the solvent in prior to the next use.

Lab-metal has a guaranteed shelf-life of two years (in factory-sealed cans); Hi-Temp Lab-metal's shelf-life is one year.

We urge Lab-metal users to test the suitability of the product for each application.

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