Model Boat Mayhem - Forum

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length.
Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: epoxy filler.  (Read 719 times)

steamboat66

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 92
  • maybe it will float!
  • Location: retford
epoxy filler.
« on: February 27, 2017, 08:57:07 PM »

is there an epoxy filler that is thinner/softer than milliput, but thicker than epoxy glue so it doesn't run?
Logged

Stavros

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Online Online
  • Posts: 5,244
  • North wales
  • Location: Bethesda, NorthWales
Re: epoxy filler.
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2017, 10:05:12 PM »

Ok what exactly do you want to use this for,so we can help you




Dave
Logged
No Motor is to Big for me.....Catch it if you can Phil

Subculture

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3,668
  • Location: North London
    • Dive-in to Model submarines
Re: epoxy filler.
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2017, 03:11:15 AM »

Mark T

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 440
  • Location: Dudley in the Black Country
Re: epoxy filler.
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2017, 08:11:22 AM »

I add micro balloons into the epoxy mix until I get the consistency that I require. They are available from model shops
Logged
Its not the finishing that matters - Its the journey along the way that counts

My Fairmount Alpine Build http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,49380.0.html

steamboat66

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 92
  • maybe it will float!
  • Location: retford
Re: epoxy filler.
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2017, 08:39:14 PM »

for tidying up deck to hull joins (still learning). i could do with some that is almost "creamy" so that i can smooth it on reasonably level, just leaving a little sanding to finish.
Logged

Subculture

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3,668
  • Location: North London
    • Dive-in to Model submarines
Re: epoxy filler.
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2017, 12:13:50 AM »

Just can fill the epoxy with cellulose fibres, that will thicken, and also strengthen.

Stavros

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Online Online
  • Posts: 5,244
  • North wales
  • Location: Bethesda, NorthWales
Logged
No Motor is to Big for me.....Catch it if you can Phil

martno1fan

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2,370
  • Location: Blackpool
Re: epoxy filler.
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2017, 11:34:42 AM »

Just be careful when using that type of filler as its polyester based and wont adhere to epoxy . However epoxy will adhere to it no problem ,one of lifes little mysterys i guess lol  ;) .
Logged

The Wizard

  • Shipmate
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 22
  • Model Boat Mayhem is Great!
  • Location: Brisbane Queensland Australia
Re: epoxy filler.
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2017, 03:33:15 AM »

You can always use talc as a filler. It can be loaded up till its almost like putty.
Works in GRP or epoxy
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up