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Forum topic by Pabs posted 10-10-2009 09:51 PM 1259 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Pabs

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10-10-2009 09:51 PM

hey all

need to fill some holes.. .about 3./4 inch diameter and 1/2 deep..
what’s the best stuff to plug this holes with?

I will be painting after… I just want to use something that can be sanded flush with the wood before I paint

thanks

-- Pabs


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interpim

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#1 posted 10-10-2009 09:53 PM

wood plugs

-- San Diego, CA

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#2 posted 10-10-2009 10:21 PM

Depends what it is wall board, hard wood, and paneling.
About is what 3/4 less or more?

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#3 posted 10-10-2009 10:29 PM

50 cal. holes?????

-- Methods are many,Principles are few.Methods change often,Principles never do.

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#4 posted 10-10-2009 10:36 PM

it’s on a door frame…Douglass fir..and the holes are irregular and in an odd spot..making it hard to use plugs

-- Pabs

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#5 posted 10-10-2009 11:06 PM

This stuff is “Da Bomb” for “Paint Grade” stuff. Does not shrink (actually expands slightly), controllable dry times, non toxic, sand able, tintable, stainable, and accepts primer and paint like a sponge. I love it, its cheap too :)

Durham Water Putty

Durham Water Putty

An excerpt from their website;

”Remember, DURHAM’S is meant to fill voids.”

-- "The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives should be a Store, Not a Govt. Agency"

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#6 posted 10-11-2009 12:01 AM

Jerry is right on!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 10-11-2009 12:23 AM

you could also route out a regular sized area and fill the hole with wooden plugs… Being 3/4 of an inch I would hesitate to use fillers.

-- San Diego, CA

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#8 posted 10-11-2009 01:34 AM

Water putty or body filler for paint grade

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Pabs

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#9 posted 10-11-2009 02:53 AM

that looks like the product I need!!
but not sure they sell ths in my area (I’m in Moncton NB, Canada). I’ve never noticed that product before. checked the Home Depot site and they don’t have it there (online at least)

where doyou guys normally buy this stuff?

-- Pabs

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#10 posted 10-11-2009 07:44 AM

Bondo: In the automotive section of Walmart or in the finishing dept of Lowes and HD.

Best stuff going.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#11 posted 10-11-2009 04:50 PM

A note on automotive fillers in woodworking. If you go this route, try to find the “Lightweight” body filler. You will find that even the lightweight body filler is harder than the surrounding wood and you can easily create a “Scallop” around the patch if you don’t use a backer with your sandpaper. It also absorbs paint and primer differently than wood, enough so that it will show up in the finished product as a “Shiny Spot” unless sealed properly. Bondo, unlike “Water Putty” was not formulated to fill “Voids” , if you do decide to try to fill a big hole with it apply it in 2 or 3 applications instead of one big glob. Prep surface with 80 grit to give patch material a “tooth” to adhere to. Leave patch “proud” of hole and file or sanding flush before it hardens completely will give you better results.

In my experience the Durhams Water Putty much more closely replicates the porosity and hardness of wood eliminating these issues found with auto body fillers. Body fillers were made to be used with steel and the manufacturers try to model its properties more closely to metal than wood. Using an automotive grade “Primer Sealer” over the regular “Primer” helps hide these flaws. I have had very good results with the SEM product line. You can purchase these professional grade primer sealers at any auto body supply store. Your mileage may vary! YMMV

Jerry

-- "The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives should be a Store, Not a Govt. Agency"

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