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Merlin

what filler is quick and smoothable with water but water resistant when cured ?

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Hi,

small gap to fill 0.5mm x 1cm for example, in a 90 degree curving bend, so a swine to get into and rub down flush afterwards.

Milliput my fav filler but the fiddling around getting sticks out, cutting off equal portions, kneading them together, putting sticks back to box sealings ends over etc, then rolling into fine sausage, then cutting and applying with filler tool, wetting and refining, removing excess, more refining, then wait 30 mins or more to set solid, usually an hour I allow.

 

I need something out of a tube or pot I can lay into that gap, smooth into place with wettened cloth, or finger, edges get feathered during that process, minimal rubbing down afterwards, job done.

 

Nothing that will try and stick to tool as its being applied.

 

Deluxe Perfect Plastic Putty washes away with water after its cured, so forget that.

 

Any suggestions ?

 

Merlin

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I think that Vallejo putty in the fine applicator is water proof when dry, as it's acrylic resin with (again, I think) porcelain dust suspended in it.  You can apply it to narrow gaps in awkward places, then smooth it with a finger or cotton bud.

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My preferred filler for that job would be either Mr Surfacer 500 or MRP's Mr Filler. Both of which can be smoothed out with a cotton bud soaked in some Mr Color thinner or IPA

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6 hours ago, Mike said:

I think that Vallejo putty in the fine applicator is water proof when dry, as it's acrylic resin with (again, I think) porcelain dust suspended in it.  You can apply it to narrow gaps in awkward places, then smooth it with a finger or cotton bud.

Mine wasn't; it was water soluble even when dry

I bought a bottle of Vallejo Putty and added some 'Klear' to it. It thinned it a bit but also made it faster drying and water resistant when dry

>>I've also added 'Klear' to Games Workshop 'Liquid Green Stuff' - again it thinned it a bit but made it water resistant when dry

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