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RRS01

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Wood Filler
« on: November 15, 2011, 03:57:23 AM »

I have a bit of a situation  :embarrassed: :embarrassed: ...

I'm trying to scratch build a galleon, (it's 9 foot 2 inches from stem to stern and has a 34 inch beam) and I think I'll probably have to fill some gaps / float some unevenness in the wood, before I plank it, then for good measure, I think I'll put a coat or two of fiberglass   :-))...

Any how, I've heard of people using "Bondo" (auto body filler) as wood filler ... I've also heard that Bondo makes a woodfiller (although I have yet to find any)  >>:-(

 Soooooooo, Has anyone used "Bondo" as a wood filler on your wooden ship models, and how did it turn out??

Thanks in advance!!  :-))  O0
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Re: Wood Filler
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2011, 12:26:25 PM »

Yes, have used the equivalent from various car accessory suppliers, both on our oak planked HMS Victory 108" overal, 65" hull length, also on my SS Ohio tanker, plywood construction, used extensively. Some say it is porous, so it would be worth slapping a few coats of sealer or varnish on, however you mention putting a coat or two of fibreglass on top, that should be fine.
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Re: Wood Filler
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2011, 01:42:18 PM »

Sadly your user details do not list where you live Im assuming abroad. Here in Britain various wood fillers are avaliable.A company called Ronseal makes products for repairing rotton wooden Windows.Their range includes a filler, avalible in car repair sized tins. No doubt a search of a decent Diy store should come up with what you require.John.
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Re: Wood Filler
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2012, 04:20:11 AM »

I must admit, if what I've managed to find about "Ronseal High Performance Wood Filler" is true, it would be PERFECT!!    :-))

The thing is, is it sold in the US of A??  and if not, why not??    >>:-( >>:-( (  I mean, we like to work on wood here. also!!)   O0

Is a simular product sold stateside? and if so what is it called??  :}
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Re: Wood Filler
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2012, 10:57:06 AM »

The Ronseal wood filler is just a polyester based filler like Bondo, but is tinted to look more like wood.

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Re: Wood Filler
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2012, 07:50:13 PM »

Durham's Rock Hard Water Putty - carvable & moldable
Any hardware or home supply warehouse should carry it in various sizes.

Just mix with water and slap it on.  Great thing is it keeps forever.

Macedonian after just being water-puttied up.

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Re: Wood Filler
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2012, 05:50:30 AM »

The Ronseal wood filler is just a polyester based filler like Bondo, but is tinted to look more like wood.

Thanks for the clarification!!  :-))    It's VERY much appreciated! :-)
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Re: Wood Filler
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2012, 06:00:33 AM »

Durham's Rock Hard Water Putty - carvable & moldable
Any hardware or home supply warehouse should carry it in various sizes.

Just mix with water and slap it on.  Great thing is it keeps forever.

Macedonian after just being water-puttied up.



That sounds GOOD!!   :-)   I'll have to see if I can find some!   :-))    THANKS!! :-))
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Re: Wood Filler
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2012, 10:44:57 AM »

Rock hard sound like hard to sand!

The benefit of the Ronseal wood filler we can get here in the UK is that it is quite soft and very easy to sand. The other advantage is that it is close to the hardness of the wood itself so both sand equally. When the filler is harder than the wood it is easy to sand down the wood and leave the filler standing proud - think Monument Valley!

Colin
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