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I'm just getting back into plastic after 10 years and I've started my 1/16 Peterbilt wrecker project. I'll be doing some modifications that will require me to use body filler/putty, and I was wondering what you guys use nowadays. I don't need anything fancy that I'd need a hazmat suit to use :lol: , but I also don't want something cheap that shrinks over time and/or eats plastic. Any help is appreciated. :)

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Bondo 801 Professional Glazing and Spot Putty. This is a 2 part putty, fast to work with and will not shrink like one part putties. It's available at the FLAPS for around $6 or so.

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Thanks for that, it looks like exactly what I need. BTW, I lived in Danville when I was a kid, 1970-1980. Small world! :)

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00801-bondo-professional-glazing-spot-pu

Bondo 801 Professional Glazing and Spot Putty. This is a 2 part putty, fast to work with and will not shrink like one part putties. It's available at the FLAPS for around $6 or so.

That's what I use .

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BTW, I lived in Danville when I was a kid, 1970-1980. Small world! :)

How 'bout that. You're certainly not missing anything, the town has really gone downhill since the '90s. We don't even have good hobby shop anymore (Wilsons closed in the early '80s, and Blacks Hardware got out of hobbies in the '90, before they went under in the early '00s). Closest we have now is Slot & Wing over in Champaign.

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How 'bout that. You're certainly not missing anything, the town has really gone downhill since the '90s. We don't even have good hobby shop anymore (Wilsons closed in the early '80s, and Blacks Hardware got out of hobbies in the '90, before they went under in the early '00s). Closest we have now is Slot & Wing over in Champaign.

We lived in Holiday Hills when it was still being built. I've visited since and I barely recognized it! :o Later we moved to the corner of Ferndale & Wilson. I remember going to Black's Hardware, but I got most of my model kits at Kmart and Zayre. I was only 16 when we moved away but I don't remember any of the hobby shops there, I'm sure there were a few though.

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super glue & baking soda

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Not so fast. The Bondo one part glazing putty will crack and/or shrink. Any one part putty that requires evaporation to dry will lose substance and crack or shrink. The putties shown above are more to use as a heavy primer-filler which is fine for skim coats.

Below is a two part putty. It's catalyzed and won't shrink. It's easy to use, not that fussy and has slightly longer work time. It's sandable in 15-20 minutes.

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If it says Bondo Professional Glazing and Spot Putty, I believe that's the 2-part stuff. And it's great stuff, it's what I use all the time. Mike is right, make sure you are getting the 2-part (hardener + resin) type. One-part putty is nothing but very thick primer and will shrink and crack on you.

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