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I know years ago there was one formula that worked really well using the CWF, but since then it seems that Elmer's kept coming out with stuff that dried like concrete and was not like the old stuff of the day, where it sanded like butter.

I found this on AMAZON. Is this the good old CWF that we all remember? I think it is? It has the light blue, orange and white container and "Stainable" isn't on the container?

https://www.amazon.com/Elmers-E849d8-Carpenters-Wood-Filler/dp/B000VWYGSO/ref=sr_1_28?ie=UTF8&qid=1497151834&sr=8-28&keywords=elmers+carpenters+wood+filler

If it is in fact the good stuff I will buy the 8 pack if there are any interested parties? I would be happy to sell off at least 6.
 
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it is indeed the 'good stuff' -I have two containers of it, but if they quit making it, I'd be up for another one. Do you have amazon prime? That would help with shipping. Before you order-pm me. My son may be able to help. I could have it shipped to you.
 

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it is indeed the 'good stuff' -I have two containers of it, but if they quit making it, I'd be up for another one. Do you have amazon prime? That would help with shipping. Before you order-pm me. My son may be able to help. I could have it shipped to you.
Sounds like a good idea. I don't have AMAZON prime unfortunately. Yeah keep me posted.
 

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I know years ago there was one formula that worked really well using the CWF, but since then it seems that Elmer's kept coming out with stuff that dried like concrete and was not like the old stuff of the day, where it sanded like butter.

I found this on AMAZON. Is this the good old CWF that we all remember? I think it is? It has the light blue, orange and white container and "Stainable" isn't on the container?

https://www.amazon.com/Elmers-E849d8-Carpenters-Wood-Filler/dp/B000VWYGSO/ref=sr_1_28?ie=UTF8&qid=1497151834&sr=8-28&keywords=elmers+carpenters+wood+filler

If it is in fact the good stuff I will buy the 8 pack if there are any interested parties? I would be happy to sell off at least 6.
I've tried a bunch of different types of EWF and now only use the color change (to white) upon drying stuff. Sands as easily as I think chalk would:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JKAZYIO/?tag=skimlinks_replacement-20

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JKB2GP2/?tag=skimlinks_replacement-20

It's also available at Home Depot and/or Lowes, perhaps even Walmart. I put a piece of damp sponge in my tub to keep it from drying out per someone's suggestion from experience here, but over time this might be the cause of the color when wet going away as it has with my tub. Now it's all white, at least at the surface and to some small depth. Maybe it's not the sponge's moisture but just some change with time of the chemical which causes the color change. Anyway, although the color change feature is nice, it's not essential as this stuff dries really quickly anyway.
 
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I've tried a bunch of different types of EWF and now only use the color change (to white) upon drying stuff. Sands as easily as I think chalk would:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JKAZYIO/?tag=skimlinks_replacement-20

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JKB2GP2/?tag=skimlinks_replacement-20

It's also available at Home Depot and/or Lowes, perhaps even Walmart. I put a piece of damp sponge in my tub to keep it from drying out per someone's suggestion from experience here, but over time this might be the cause of the color when wet going away as it has with my tub. Now it's all white, at least at the surface and to some small depth. Maybe it's not the sponge's moisture but just some change with time of the chemical which causes the color change. Anyway, although the color change feature is nice, it's not essential as this stuff dries really quickly anyway.
I have that too but doing larger areas not as practical
 
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I put a piece of damp sponge in my tub to keep it from drying out per someone's suggestion from experience here, (snip)
Word up on that "sponge in tub" humidifier. The filler will dissolve the sponge and it'll break down into little gritty bits. Pretty much screws up the filler. I still do this but I wrap the sponge in some old linen/thin cloth of sorts, so it never touches the putty directly. It'll still break down but you have it wrapped for easy disposal.
 

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Word up on that "sponge in tub" humidifier. The filler will dissolve the sponge and it'll break down into little gritty bits. Pretty much screws up the filler. I still do this but I wrap the sponge in some old linen/thin cloth of sorts, so it never touches the putty directly. It'll still break down but you have it wrapped for easy disposal.
I cover it with cellophane wrap and then put lid on over that. Seems to work as well.
 

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Word up on that "sponge in tub" humidifier. The filler will dissolve the sponge and it'll break down into little gritty bits. Pretty much screws up the filler. I still do this but I wrap the sponge in some old linen/thin cloth of sorts, so it never touches the putty directly. It'll still break down but you have it wrapped for easy disposal.
Probably the type of sponge I'm using, but mine hasn't done that after over a year. The sponge I used is an open cell foam, but not the type which is sold compressed and expands when placed in water. This is the kind of foam sponge I'm using, but just a section of a much smaller version:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0009VGQ1M/?tag=skimlinks_replacement-20
 
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I have that too but doing larger areas not as practical
Why is that? It also comes in 16 oz tubs? It also sands just as easily as the wood colored variety. Dries too quickly? Not as hard/durable for high volume use. The "largest" purpose I've put that variety to is spiral groove filling on 4" OD paper airframe tubing, thinned quite a bit first.
 

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