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Technical, Techniques, Hints, and Tips => Painting, Finishing and Care. => Topic started by: timg on November 28, 2011, 10:52:09 PM

Title: Re: Filler recommendations please
Post by: timg on November 28, 2011, 10:52:09 PM
Hi All
I built a plank on frame tug kit from a well know manufacturer using matrials supplied ,the ply wood needs filling on the surface (not just the joints) can anyone recommend a filler that can be used indoors and is easy to sand.
many thanks in advance
cheers
spud
Title: Re: Filler recommendations please
Post by: Colin Bishop on November 28, 2011, 11:01:06 PM
Ronseal woodfiller is good. http://www.ronseal.co.uk/products/high-performance-wood-filler

It sands more easily than car bodyfiller and takes a good surface. It's OK for filling in grain.

There are alternative methods though, as people will no doubt recommend!

Colin
Title: Re: Filler recommendations please
Post by: DickyD on November 28, 2011, 11:06:02 PM
I'm with Colin on this. The Ronseal two part filler is very similar to P38 but sands easier. :-))
Title: Re: Filler recommendations please
Post by: Subculture on November 29, 2011, 11:32:46 AM
As you're working indoors you may want to give this epoxy filler a try, as epoxy based fillers give off far less of a pong than polyester based products.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Low-Density-Marine-Epoxy-Filler-Easy-sand-300gram-/180748956461?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_BoatEquipment_Accessories_SM&hash=item2a157a332d
Title: Re: Filler recommendations please
Post by: timg on November 30, 2011, 10:49:04 PM
Hi Colin,Dickyd and subculture
thanks for your recommendations I will pop to B&Q to get the ronseal and give that a go , I might try and post a before and after pic over the weekend
cheers
spud
Title: Re: Filler recommendations please
Post by: timg on November 30, 2011, 11:03:02 PM
just found the ronseal at screwfix 1/2 price , ( screwfix it is then )
spud
Title: Re: Filler recommendations please
Post by: nemesis on December 01, 2011, 04:40:35 PM
 Scewfix and B&Q are the same firm, Screwfix tend to be cheaper, Nemesis