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Marlin523

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Aside from the usuals, does anyone have any recommendations for a sandable filler type putty that can be used to fill gaps, gashes, and other big nasty stuff? I'm always looking for new ideas. I remember Testors filler putty from plastic model car days. Is there anything like that - thicker than glues? Some will reommend epoxies etc, but I only use that stuff for HP.
 

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Aside from the usuals, does anyone have any recommendations for a sandable filler type putty that can be used to fill gaps, gashes, and other big nasty stuff? I'm always looking for new ideas. I remember Testors filler putty from plastic model car days. Is there anything like that - thicker than glues? Some will reommend epoxies etc, but I only use that stuff for HP.
Bondo spot putty. Get it at almost any auto parts store, Walmart automotive section, etc.

 

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Bondo spot putty. Get it at almost any auto parts store, Walmart automotive section, etc.

Ditto on the spot putty. It's awesome for nosecone seams or any plastic parts. I use Elmer's Wood Filler for my balsa/basswood. For HPR parts, I use Minwax High Performance Wood Filler which is an epoxy type wood filler. It's fairly easy to sand too.
 

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x3 on the Bondo spot putty.I use it for spirals ,gouges in plywood fins and nose cone seams as well as fiberglass cones and body tubes(but i also use Tamiya putty on styrene nosecones)

Paul
 

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My favorite Fillers are Jim and his Son Matthew. Jim Filler was the CD of NARAM-50...:D
 

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Light weight spackel will work too,, as long as it is thin coats,,, not cave ;em and pave 'em.

Tom
 

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Another vote for Bondo putty. It sands very well.

I tried the Squadron green putty, but didn't like it nearly as much. It fills fine, but doesn't sand as easily as the Bondo stuff.
 

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