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Title: Sanding sealer, were can I get it
Post by: spike on December 03, 2013, 08:21:52 PM

Were can i buy sandy sealer please do you spray or paint please
Title: Re: were can i get it
Post by: Tug-Kenny on December 03, 2013, 08:23:32 PM

You can use watered down  PVA  glue if your stuck.


Ken


Title: Re: were can i get it
Post by: Shipmate60 on December 03, 2013, 08:29:58 PM
Lots here:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_nkw=sanding+sealer (http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_nkw=sanding+sealer)


Bob
Title: Re: were can i get it
Post by: Norseman on December 03, 2013, 09:29:34 PM
HS93 gave me some that went on a treat and dried quickly. Then I bought some and it seemed much thicker and I didn't think it as good as Peter's ... Perhaps I should have thinned it a little?

Dave
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Post by: dougal99 on December 03, 2013, 09:34:26 PM
Inwood Models in Huntingdon stock sanding sealer and Halfords do cellulose thinners. Not too far from Ely.  :-))
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Post by: spike on December 04, 2013, 02:41:49 PM
just got both today  please what do i thin it to and best way to put it on
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Post by: dougal99 on December 04, 2013, 05:25:36 PM
For a first coat I'd go 50:50 so that it will readily penetrate the wood. Further coats can go on neat as long as it brushes easily.
Title: Re: Sanding sealer, were can I get it
Post by: type82 on June 20, 2014, 08:56:25 PM
is this what you need to use to seal balsa wood?
Title: Re: Sanding sealer, were can I get it
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 20, 2014, 09:01:42 PM
 
Yep.   O0
Title: Re: Sanding sealer, were can I get it
Post by: type82 on June 20, 2014, 09:06:42 PM
Thanks martin :-))
Title: Re: Sanding sealer, were can I get it
Post by: thething84 on June 24, 2014, 05:53:05 AM
Spike, does the bike/toy place in ely not hold sanding sealer. Thats where i go for my styrene sheet etc. Closest to me.
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Post by: essex2visuvesi on June 24, 2014, 06:18:36 AM
Cornwall model boats sell it as well
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Post by: joppyuk1 on June 24, 2014, 06:41:25 AM
www.alwayshobbies.com - via the net - speedy service and a mass of materials to choose from. The last batch I got was from 'The Range' though I couldn't see it last time I was there (and don't ask the assistant, I just got a blank look).
Title: Re: Sanding sealer, were can I get it
Post by: inertia on June 24, 2014, 08:35:22 AM
Instead of paying three or four quid for a small can of Brand X cellulose thinners, visit your nearest car body paint supply shop (e.g. Brown Bros) and buy a 5-litre can of standard thinners. It's the same stuff for less than a tenth of the price. Handy for cleaning up and de-greasing most things except plastics - which it eats happily!
DM
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Post by: mrlownotes on June 24, 2014, 09:35:51 AM
Some years ago, I was led to believe, by a very reliable source, that 'Sanding Sealer' was simply a mixture of model aircraft dope and talcum powder. However, I never found out what proportions to mix.
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Post by: BarryM on June 24, 2014, 10:51:01 AM
I also recall (30 years back!) a sanding sealer that was light grey in colour. I've never seen it since but it did an excellent job of concealing/sealing grain. Anybody remember it?

Barry M
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Post by: tr7v8 on June 24, 2014, 11:21:41 AM
Some years ago, I was led to believe, by a very reliable source, that 'Sanding Sealer' was simply a mixture of model aircraft dope and talcum powder. However, I never found out what proportions to mix.
That is what I always used. Just pour some dope into a jar & add the cheapest talc you can find. I can't remember how much talc I used but it should turn a pale grey colour. If using it on Balsa I always overlaid tissue then doped through that, massive increase in strength for minimal weight increase. The SS over that.