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Technical, Techniques, Hints, and Tips => Wood Care: => Topic started by: Norman Castle on October 05, 2015, 06:32:43 pm

Title: Alternative to Milliput?
Post by: Norman Castle on October 05, 2015, 06:32:43 pm
If you wanted to blend two wood surfaces which are joined at right-angles so that you finish up with a radiused joint line (i.e. there is a smooth fillet of filler along it), what would you guys use?

I thought I'd be OK using Milliput, but however much I work it according to the instructions, I don't seem to get on with it.

What else is there that easily shaped/smoothed when being applied and can be sanded once it's gone off?
Title: Re: Alternative to Milliput?
Post by: Colin Bishop on October 05, 2015, 06:49:37 pm
You could simply try one of the many other epoxy putties on the market. They come as cylinders and you just cut off a slice and knead it to mix the two parts. They can be smoothed off with a wet finger before they set.

One manufacturer: http://www.jb-weld.co.uk/j-b-weld-epoxy-putty-sticks

Colin
Title: Re: Alternative to Milliput?
Post by: Stavros on October 05, 2015, 08:23:32 pm
Easy light or top stop filler dead easy to rub down

Dave
Title: Re: Alternative to Milliput?
Post by: Arrow5 on October 05, 2015, 09:30:19 pm
Try a few drops of cellulose thinners to your Milliput to make it more workable.   Use an east sand car body repair filler as Stav says.
Title: Re: Alternative to Milliput?
Post by: Arrow5 on October 05, 2015, 10:11:48 pm
For a different Springer have look www.kerrera-ferry.co.uk   Simple, choice of working or fixed bow ranp, single car cargo.
Title: Re: Alternative to Milliput?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 05, 2015, 10:20:20 pm
 
The Tasmanian Devil has an interesting idea:

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...... "time to seal the front deck, I'm sure everyone has their preferred methods of doing this but I will explain the way I like to do it, as it's wood to fibreglass once again I use epoxy but I mix it with talcum powder until it's like peanut butter."

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,52388.msg540223.html#msg540223



Title: Re: Alternative to Milliput?
Post by: Norman Castle on October 06, 2015, 07:12:56 am
Cheers chaps.  I'll see if I can salvage what I screwed up ...