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Old 09-09-2004, 03:16 AM
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Default What filler should i use

Ok

sorry to create a differnt post

anyhow

i have tryed the expanding foam method and its worked kind of the only problem is i dont have a nice smooth hull and there are millions of air bubbels, so what i want to know is whats the best filler for the job, to be honest i dont care how heavy this bost is now i just want to finish it drop some electric gear in it give it a go and if its crap bin it, i ahve ahd the fun of building it

would some sort of wood filler be ok and then seal it with epoxy??

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Old 09-09-2004, 10:33 AM
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Skip the filler and cover the foam with glasscloth and epoxy.
Then use car filler for the worst dents and glass/epoxy a final time.

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Old 09-09-2004, 03:25 PM
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Default RE: What filler should i use

I agree with pompebled. Epoxy and fiberglass cloth is the way to go here. If you find you have small pinholes after doing all the epoxying and sanding you can fill them in with some 3M spot filler (red) It acts like bondo but comes in a tube and requires no mixing. Just squeeze some onto your application tool (old credit cards work great for this) and smooth it on. It will go on very smooth and you will have to do a minimal amount of sanding. You should be able to find it at most any auto parts store (Carquest, Napa, etc)

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