Spot putty applicator

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  1. Triton

    Triton Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys...what are those mini looking trowels that people use to apply spot filler in small detail areas called?
     
  2. mash3d

    mash3d Active Member

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    You may be thinking of a Palette knife used in painting. For smaller areas I have some Dental tools that I use.
     
  3. Triton

    Triton Well-Known Member

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    EXACTLY. Thank You!
     
  4. vaderman1701

    vaderman1701 Well-Known Member

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    It may sound weird, but I have used a silicone baby spoon. The soft and flexible tip makes a great applicator. Spreads the spot putty well and gets it into the cracks and pinholes really good.
     
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  5. Randy13

    Randy13 Well-Known Member

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    I use a small flat head screwdriver.
     
  6. crackerjazz

    crackerjazz Sr Member

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    Great info Vaderman! That should do the trick for curved surfaces.
     
  7. Zombie_61

    Zombie_61 Master Member

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    Just buy a box of toothpicks. Cheap, readily available, and they work just as well as any other tool for applying putty in tight spaces.
     
  8. MonsieurTox

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  9. trooper

    trooper Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    im going to have to try this, thanks for the tip :)
     
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  10. CPTRogers

    CPTRogers Well-Known Member

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    I use a toothpick lol
     
  11. dcarty

    dcarty Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I made a couple of putty knives by trimming the ends of Popsicle sticks: flat edge, rounded knife edge, and a kind of pointy knife edge, lol
     
  12. Triton

    Triton Well-Known Member

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    Ooooooooh FANTASTIC.
     
  13. Ruddigger

    Ruddigger Sr Member

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    Wow you guys. I just use my finger. :D
     
  14. Sluis Van Shipyards

    Sluis Van Shipyards Master Member

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    Same here. Toothpicks for small areas, popsicle sticks for big areas. I haven't found any putty I like better than the Bondo spot putty.
     
  15. Zombie_61

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    Same here, unless it's in an area where my finger won't fit, in which case I use a toothpick. :lol

    Same here, if I'm just filling a minor seam or void. It's easy to apply, it cures pretty quickly and it's easy to sand. For larger voids and/or sculpting surface detail I like Aves Apoxie Sculpt.
     

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