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Ben Tickle

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Plastic filler
« on: December 01, 2010, 03:57:13 PM »

Hi,

Does anyone know what plastic filler is? Is it a special type of filler that is used with model making?

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Big Ada

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Re: Plastic filler
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2010, 04:37:00 PM »

What are you going to use it on ?.
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Ben Tickle

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Re: Plastic filler
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2010, 05:10:54 PM »

Hi,

I am going to use this on ABS or styrene plastic.

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Ben
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Re: Plastic filler
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2010, 09:23:50 PM »

I use some stuff called "Squadron White putty" - it seems to stick to most anything.
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Re: Plastic filler
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2010, 10:34:00 PM »

humbrol do a tube called plastic filler specifically for plastics. it fills easily and dries quick and is easily sanded without making a mess of the surounding plastic. it is used by the plastic modellers and is redily available.  regards sub.
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Re: Plastic filler
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2010, 08:04:07 AM »

I use some stuff called "Squadron White putty" - it seems to stick to most anything.

Yep seconded and I also use revell plasto
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Ben Tickle

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Re: Plastic filler
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2010, 09:48:31 AM »

Hi,

Thanks for the advice. Where do i get this from.

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Ben
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BigA

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Re: Plastic filler
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2010, 11:53:00 AM »

Milliput is also good, as is Davids Isopon P38 - both are two-pack components, the latter is quick to set (10min at room temperature).
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Re: Plastic filler
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2010, 12:43:48 PM »

Hi,

Thanks for the advice. Where do i get this from.

Thanks

Ben

Cornwall model boats or ebay are good starting points
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BigA

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Re: Plastic filler
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2010, 01:25:08 PM »

Isopon P38 from Halfords.
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Re: Plastic filler
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2010, 02:18:00 PM »

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Re: Plastic filler
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2010, 02:19:26 PM »

You're back then?
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Big Ada

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Re: Plastic filler
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2010, 04:39:36 PM »

Make your own by putting small bits of strene in a bottle a pouring some styrene solvent over it and leave over night, the bits disolve and make a thick filler, adjust with more or less bits or solvent.

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Re: Plastic filler
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2010, 06:51:55 PM »

And "thick glue" for ABS is ABS shavings dissolved in MEK ( Ketone). A good one for styrene was Trichloretylene used both for capilliary action as a thin glue and with bits added as Len says, for a thicker one.

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Re: Plastic filler
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2010, 08:55:35 PM »

Only problem with making your own with styrene shavings is that you can melt the surrounding styrene unless you get the consistency 100% right (how do I know that?!). Safer (IMHO) to use filler - I get Squadron from my LMS, Paisley Models.
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