Filler

Discussion in 'Painters' Talk' started by gardm1nt, Apr 4, 2004.

  1. gardm1nt

    gardm1nt New Member

    Has any one heard of using car body filler on wood??? I have tried exterior wood fillers but find that they crack. I now cut out and repair damaged areas but this is obviously time consuming. Body filler was recommend by a decorator I met in the pub.
     
  2. Dewy

    Dewy New Member

    Try the Plastic Padding Elastic. It's flexible.
    I've used the original hard Plastic Padding on concrete repairs like broken edges on steps.
     
  3. nigel

    nigel Guest

    Yes , its great for wood filling , I've used it to strengthen wrotten sash windows.
     
  4. gardm1nt

    gardm1nt New Member

    thanks ill give it a try
     
  5. poolethetool

    poolethetool New Member

    Try P38 and P40 available from Halfords,
     
  6. gardm1nt

    gardm1nt New Member

    i tried some plastic padding elastic today worked a treat a lot quicker than cutting out and fitting new wood. cheers
     
  7. wrangler

    wrangler New Member

    Try Ronseal High Performance Wood Filler

    It's a two part epoxy resin type system similar to car body filler, it comes in a natural pine (type) colour but is slightly more flexible than car filler.

    It sets hard in around 20-30 minutes, can be trimmed well with a sharp knife while soft (10-15 mins), and sands well with alox paper. It produces very fine dust when power sanded though. Once thoroughly hardened it can chiseled and drilled like wood.

    I find it handy for filling holes etc around replacement door locks and handles in doors that have had a lot of abuse (especially old doors you don't want to replace), as a bit of effort makes it undetectable under a good paint job.

    You can get it from any Dulux Decorator's Centre or good DIY warehouse.
     

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