Go Back  RCU Forums > RC Airplanes > Questions and Answers
Reload this Page >

Detailed sanding plastic styrene filler

Questions and Answers If you have general RC questions or answers discuss it here.

Detailed sanding plastic styrene filler

Old 02-08-2018, 04:33 PM
Super sound 23
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Glen Mills , PA
Posts: 26
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Detailed sanding plastic styrene filler


I have been working on a kit build rc auto gyro front nose cowling which you can see in pic. I glued the inside panel plate in
place with styrene filler I made up worked quite well I might ad . Problem though I may have made it a little to thick a few small globs that need to be sanded down before primer. These little globs or little build up are in a quite compromising area not sure if you can see in pic or not right at the seam where the front shell meets the front inside nose panel plate. Top view which I build to represent the outside frame for inside dashboard which is just made of pink card stock template right now . Anyway things I have tried to use with some success toothpaste, and toothbrush, baking soda, all has cleaned it up a bit but very slow and tedious work, other ideas I have but may not be appropriate sanding needles and sanding sponges. I do not want to tag the edges where the seam meets when sanding and ruin the model so as you can see somewhat comprised right now . This model comes complete with a pilot when done
Any help appreciated
Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	image.jpeg
Views:	45
Size:	223.7 KB
ID:	2253923  

Last edited by Super sound 23; 02-08-2018 at 06:06 PM.
Old 02-09-2018, 10:15 AM
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Upplands Vasby, SWEDEN
Posts: 7,816
Likes: 0
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts

Do I understand you right that you want to sand it flush with cone shaped thing?
Just use a file and then 80-240 sanding paper and to obtain a final surface sand with 400-600 paper.
Old 02-10-2018, 03:58 PM
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: high deserts, CA
Posts: 3,707
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post

Popsicle stick and 220, 320 sandpaper? Cut a thin strip of sandpaper and use it like the rag for polishing shoes. it will follow the couture shape of the piece. Very light pressure and the sand paper will smooth out the bumps.


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.