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Postby Jst83 » Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:24 pm

One quick question. What is a good exterior wood filler I need to fill some seams. I plan to paint so looks arn't real important, just to be abble to sand it smooth. Thanks for any help Scott
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Postby CHUCKLEHEAD69 » Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:30 pm

i used this it worked good for meImage
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Postby Jst83 » Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:34 pm

Hey Jude,( :thinking: sounds like a song ) Yeah I'm sure you get sick of that sorry. Micro lite never heard of it. Where did you get it and can you tell me a little about it even after I made probably the oldest joke in the book.
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Postby CHUCKLEHEAD69 » Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:40 pm

its basically lite weight bondo it tends to stay a little better than regular stuff not as heavy a friend gave me about a half gallon, Ill ask him who makes it and where to get it (i think napa auto parts but not 100% sure ill find out tomorrow)
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Postby Jst83 » Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:44 pm

Thank You, was there any mixing involved
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Postby CHUCKLEHEAD69 » Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:46 pm

yes it has a hardener you have to mix in
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Postby Jst83 » Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:48 pm

Thanks again I'll check tommorw to see if you found out were it came from.
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Postby asianflava » Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:40 pm

It's probably the same as epoxy thickened with a lightweight faring filler or microbaloons.
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Postby Miriam C. » Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:06 pm

Hi Scott,
Elmers makes a waterproof wood fill that is easy to use and sands good after it drys. Need a long drying time to get a real smooth finish.
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Postby Micro469 » Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:11 pm

Miriam C. wrote:Hi Scott,
Elmers makes a waterproof wood fill that is easy to use and sands good after it drys. Need a long drying time to get a real smooth finish.


You got a name for that Miriam???
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Postby Miriam C. » Tue Oct 17, 2006 11:28 pm

Micro469 wrote:
Miriam C. wrote:Hi Scott,
Elmers makes a waterproof wood fill that is easy to use and sands good after it drys. Need a long drying time to get a real smooth finish.


You got a name for that Miriam???


Elmers carpenters wood fill. Weather resistant and mildewcide. Sorry my bad. Must be crs.
http://www.elmers.com/homerepair/product_page.asp?pCode=E874
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Postby BILLYL » Wed Oct 18, 2006 4:47 am

Try epoxy - works great and cheaper.

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Postby Jst83 » Wed Oct 18, 2006 6:22 am

Miriam C. wrote:Hi Scott,
Elmers makes a waterproof wood fill that is easy to use and sands good after it drys. Need a long drying time to get a real smooth finish.


Thanks, does it work in frezzing conditions and with the jaring a trailer takes on the road?

BILLYL wrote: Try epoxy - works great and cheaper.

Bill is Epoxy thick enough to use on a vertical surface? I've never used epoxy.

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Postby steve wolverton » Wed Oct 18, 2006 6:55 am

Jst83 wrote: Bill is Epoxy thick enough to use on a vertical surface? I've never used epoxy.


Most epoxies are quite viscous so that you can use them to wet out glass. Viscosity runs from almost like water - to syrup. You'll need to add a filler to thicken it. Phenolic microballoons is a good additive, and it's easy to sand. Glass bubbles are even easier to sand.

Often times with wood fillers, they'll shrink as they cure.

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Postby asianflava » Wed Oct 18, 2006 7:15 am

Jst83 wrote:
BILLYL wrote: Try epoxy - works great and cheaper.

Bill is Epoxy thick enough to use on a vertical surface? I've never used epoxy.

Thanks, Scott


That's the cool thing about using epoxy and a thickener. You can make it as thick as you want. As thick as thin as Ketchup or as thick as Peanut Butter.

You mention freezing weather, If you use epoxy you want to be shure to use cold weather hardener or it will be Spring by the time it cures. Once it's cured, it's cured.
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