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IanLloyd

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Plastikard Filler
« on: February 08, 2017, 01:18:26 PM »

Is there a specific filler that is recommended for use on Plastikard?

Most fillers seem to be so much harder that the surrounding area some times it is difficult to sand down without damaging other areas.
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Re: Plastikard Filler
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2017, 01:27:30 PM »

Any of the one part tube fillers intended for plastic kits will do what you want. Revell Plasto, Humbrol Model Filler, that sort of stuff. It should also bond to the plastic, where car type fillers will just cling to the surface till you accidentally knock them off!
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Re: Plastikard Filler
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2017, 01:29:48 PM »

Thanks. Saw those on your shelf at the weekend, should have bought some then! Oh well, an excuse for another trip.
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Re: Plastikard Filler
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2017, 05:54:33 PM »

That's what they all say :}
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Re: Plastikard Filler
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2017, 05:30:26 PM »

Best ones as already mentioned are made by the plastic model manufacturers (obviously) But if its for surface filling'tiny gaps, you can use knifing stopper for cars which is cellulose based and dissolves part of the plastic surface, so when dry it is bonded to the surface.

The best filler for gaps etc I have found is a product called Squadron White or Green, available in model shops and produced for plastic models. Similar to knifing stopper but comes in bigger tube than the stuff from Tamiya, Humbrol etc, but it does dry out in the tube after 6 months or so.

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Re: Plastikard Filler
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2017, 09:42:53 PM »




for larger gaps i use powdered styrene sheet(scrap styrene vs dremel router bit) mixed with ema plastic weld,works very well and is as hard as surrounding plastic
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i use tamiya putty for finishing and smaller fill areas,very fine and easy to sand with excellent adhesion
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Re: Plastikard Filler
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2017, 10:03:36 PM »

Snap, Me to I put all my scrap plastic bits into small glass jars ( like you get at some hotels at breakfast) fill them
 with PVC cleaner not the cream stuff the one that looks and smells like plastic glue it is but cheaper after 24/48 hours a pot of great plastic glue/filler the more plastic you put in the jar the thicker the the filler, one Lt of the PVC cleaner is about 5/6 a lot cheaper then plastic glue.


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Re: Plastikard Filler
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2017, 06:15:32 PM »

someones pinched my avatar..
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