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    Dumb question, but for those who know... are 412, 415, and 416 all basically the same material? Thanks.

  • #2
    Pretty much. The difference between the formulas present no great variance in properties of the hardened product.



    Just some applications of the polyester automotive type fillers. Note that it not only fills gaps and recontours form, it also is used to create specific structures

















    David
    "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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    • #3
      I've had so/so luck with Bondo, but that was forever ago. I'd like to give Evercoat Metal Glaze a try. Milliput did a splendid job filling in the cavernous gaps between the pieces of hull that I joined to lengthen Seawolf into Jimmy Carter.

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      Appreciate the pics, as always, Mr. M.

      Thanks!
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      • #4
        Originally posted by DMTNT View Post
        I've had so/so luck with Bondo, but that was forever ago. I'd like to give Evercoat Metal Glaze a try. Milliput did a splendid job filling in the cavernous gaps between the pieces of hull that I joined to lengthen Seawolf into Jimmy Carter.
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        Appreciate the pics, as always, Mr. M.
        Thanks!
        No sweat.

        Milliput is a two-part epoxy filler -- more stable than polyester auto putty, but hard to get these days and expensive as hell. Bondo is fine. It's all about surface preparation.
        Tip: if the model will be exposed to water (duh!) you coat the finished filler with thin formula CA to seal the porous filler and strengthen the substrate.

        David
        "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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        • #5
          Just as a side not. I too disliked Bondo from my experience years ago, but this past summer, I could not find Evercoat in town so I purchased Bondo Professional Gold. It worked real nice. Close to Evercoat. Good enough that the cost difference makes me say I like it.
          If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.

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