Filling in holes/gaps in resin...Help!

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by He-manitarian, May 10, 2003.

  1. He-manitarian

    He-manitarian New Member

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    I think Im on the right track as far as how to do this- fill in the hole, sand, paint. But Im not sure what to use for resin. Can someone point me in the right direction? Thanks
     
  2. Jlewis

    Jlewis Well-Known Member

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    All depends on size and location. I've used bondo putty or crazy glue & baking soda or Acryl-Green spot putty by 3M.

    J
     
  3. He-manitarian

    He-manitarian New Member

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    Bondo putty? The same kind used on cars? The areas arent large- probably too big for super glue though. Can the Green Spot putty be bought at hobby shops? Thanks for your help.
     
  4. Jlewis

    Jlewis Well-Known Member

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    I have tried Testor's white, Tamaya's grey and Green spot. Had varying degrees of success with them. My preference is Tamaya. I've been told not to use the green ny other resin modlers.

    J
     
  5. Sci Fi Smoker

    Sci Fi Smoker New Member

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    You want to use Milliput Standard epoxy putty. Great stuff for filling resin bubbles, sands and shapes easy.
     
  6. Jedi Dade

    Jedi Dade Sr Member

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    The absolute best stuff I've found is called glazing putty. its kinda like bondo in a tube. You can get it at Pep Boys for about $2.00 fill the hole, let dry, sand. It really is that easy. Good luck [​IMG]

    Jedi Dade
     
  7. rayra

    rayra Well-Known Member

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    Glazing putty, or 'bondo spot putty' is meant for filling pinholes in bondo, and works great in resin (as long as the resin isn't leeching poor-quality urethane crap).
     
  8. thedap

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    Sometimes you have to open the deep pinholes up a bit to force in the spot putty /glaze.
    Just spin a drill bit with your fingers on the hole to chamfer the edges a bit (sometimes a deep hole will only cap off with putty ,then the primer and paint solvents knock it loose while you're finishing it)
    If you get a MEGA void ,you can make a little funnel out of paper ,like those pastery sock things they use to put icing on cakes.
    Just curl up some paper into a cone shape, tape the seam shut and cut the very tip off (very tiny hole).
    Load it up with your bondo or more resin (mixed with hardener of course!) then fold the back end shut and curl it up like a tube of tooth paste to make it ooze out ,then inject it in your nasty void.
    Try to get it to force out all the air as it fills up and leave a bit of a crown to sand off when its done.
    Just keep in mind ,some pieces are beyond fixing and it's easier to just re-cast another and chuck the bad one.
     
  9. minieffects

    minieffects Well-Known Member

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    My expeirence has been CA for small pinholes because it doesnt shrink. and Evercoat Glazing putty for larger holes. Word of advice, on the larger holes and bubbles try to score the inside surface so the glazing putty will adhere.

    This is the best stuff. They are the only brand I buy. Its smooth, consistant and sands beautifully.

    http://www.evercoat.com/productDetail.aspx?pID=1

    minieffects
     
  10. Blad

    Blad Sr Member

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    Absolutely agree with minieffects CA is ideal for pinholes.

    Milliput will fill larger holes and is especially useful if the hole/damage is somewhere that is load bearing. Exceptionally strong.
     

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