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#1 lapazleo

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 08:20 AM

Just looking at what everybody uses for putty what you like or don't like. Myself I've had good luck with Green Squadron. What's your favorite?

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 08:24 AM

super glue & baking soda

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:03 AM

I like using the Tamiya brand putty. I also use automotive glazing putty with good results too.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:14 AM

3M Bondo brand professional glazing putty w/catalyst. Squadron white putty and or Tamiya's ,and Magic-Sculpt.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 04:41 PM

I have a question, how do you use crazy glue and backing soda? do you mix it then put it on? I have never heard of that method

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:03 PM

i've used tamiya putty, and the super glue/baking soda. You fill the gap with the glue first, then sprinkle the baking soda over it. it sets pretty quickly and very hard.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:15 PM

On the super glue (CA glue) and baking soda - don't let the work cure for too long (meaning, weeks, months, years) as it becomes hard as glass and difficult to sand.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 07:52 AM

Yeah, I'm still in awe over those that can get that mix to work. Another filler that I use is micro-balloons mixed into 30 minute epoxy.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 09:32 PM

On the super glue (CA glue) and baking soda - don't let the work cure for too long (meaning, weeks, months, years) as it becomes hard as glass and difficult to sand.

Tim

That's when your Dremel comes in real handy.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 05:29 AM

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3 M Bondo Professional Glazing Putty w/ catalyst

Tamiya Putty

Milliput both types
standard grain and also superfine grain

Will use Squardon white and or green for little jobs.


All in all I do prefer the Bondo brand putty, but that's just my choice.



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Posted 12 July 2012 - 05:29 AM

Such a variety, keep em coming.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 05:41 AM

never heard of or tried the super glue and baking soda might try that sometime,But i use auto body filler and spot glazing putty.some times if its just small cracks etc i use model glue then sand when dried

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 07:57 AM

for very little cracks or hedge of 2 parts together [like the white freightliner] you can take thinner and from the sprue,s cut little pieces of plastic put it in a
glas whit a lid on it closed and after 1 day you have a kind of pasta
whit a brush you fil the line the thinner vaporis and the plastic is melt between the parts
sanding etc it works [looks like a kind of welding] only for little work no big holes ore gaps
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Posted 12 July 2012 - 08:15 AM

for very little cracks or hedge of 2 parts together [like the white freightliner] you can take thinner and from the sprue,s cut little pieces of plastic put it in a
glas whit a lid on it closed and after 1 day you have a kind of pasta
whit a brush you fil the line the thinner vaporis and the plastic is melt between the parts
sanding etc it works [looks like a kind of welding] only for little work no big holes ore gaps
jacobus

Very creative idea.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 08:49 AM

I usually fill the low spot in with baking powder, then apply a CA-type "superglue" over the top, but I only use that for deeper areas where I want a very solid base. I also try to leave the filled area just slightly lower than the surrounding area, then skim over it with a two-part body filler (Evercoat's Eurosoft is my choice), sand, then prime with a filler primer.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 09:55 AM

3M Bondo brand professional glazing putty w/catalyst. Squadron white putty and or Tamiya's ,and Magic-Sculpt.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 10:09 AM

My favorite is Squadron white putty. For small cracks, I use straight crazy glue.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 12:42 PM

anybody have luck with Mr Surfacer 500 or 1000?

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 03:49 PM

anybody have luck with Mr Surfacer 500 or 1000?


Not spraying it ,but I've used it by brushing it on and sanding after a few days of curing.

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 11:37 AM

I usually fill the low spot in with baking powder, then apply a CA-type "superglue" over the top, but I only use that for deeper areas where I want a very solid base. I also try to leave the filled area just slightly lower than the surrounding area, then skim over it with a two-part body filler (Evercoat's Eurosoft is my choice), sand, then prime with a filler primer.

.....Casey, you use baking powder, or soda? lf powder, how does the consistency differ from soda?