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Old 02-17-2004, 10:21 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Derrick
The stuff I use is Lepage Poly Instafil Lightweight Spackling Compound.
It comes in a small white container (225ml).
This stuff reminds me of Carl Goldberg's Model Magic filler, smells the same, sands the same.
I used this stuff too (under ultracote). Get it any hardware store. However Prof Looney (RCU) didn't care for it because paint tended to separate from it after a period of time.
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Old 03-06-2004, 11:31 AM   #12
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and then I came across a further reference on "another" site:

quote: Here's a neat trick I stumbled upon not too long ago for some of the best 2-part mixable lightweight filler that still has some strength and is cheap to make:

Walmart (cheapest I've found):

1)Take 4ozs. (Use half of a 1/2 pint container) of Elmer's Carpenter's Wood Filler (orange cap, white container) and mix it into
2) a 16 oz. tub of DAP Fast N Final Lightweight Spackle (double-check its the LIGHTWEIGHT version). Stir up real well and you've got a very easy, sandable (with strength), fast drying and long lasting filler.

There is enough space at the top of the DAP tub to scoop out the Elmer's wood filler and stir it in. I primarily use it over balsa and foam and it's "gluey" enough to fill the larger dings and make sandable fillets. Much easier to sand and use than epoxy and microballoons. Unquote
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Old 03-06-2004, 02:42 PM   #13
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I use Spackle. Cheap and great to work with.
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