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Body Filler

Postby shropshirelad » Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:04 pm

I want to fill the holes where the air spoiler screws onto the Scania roof panel but have never used modelling filler before. After a recent visit to a model show I came back with these two but don't know which or any others are best suited to the job and the best way to use them ? Any advice would be most welcome


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Re: Body Filler

Postby Tech1_uk » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:04 pm

White putty is my preferred choice.

I've used it for the same purpose and it works a treat..

Be warned tho, it stinks so use in a ventilated area.

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Re: Body Filler

Postby Teri_W » Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:29 am

I used that Revell and it melted the plastic and I had to chop out a larger area to get rid of the softened plastic, I'd say it's ok for fine grooves but holes will get bigger...
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Re: Body Filler

Postby shropshirelad » Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:49 am

Thanks for the warning
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Re: Body Filler

Postby crisis time » Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:59 am

I use an automotive body filler that is meant for plastic bumper bar repairs and have had no problems
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Re: Body Filler

Postby ricm » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:31 am

I use 2-pack Tamiya epoxy fillers for larger holes to minimise shrinkage, but it dries harder than the Tamiya plastic so you have to sand it down before it goes off fully.

I like the idea of using car bumper filler, I'll try that next time
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