Elmer's "Fill And Finish"...
Water based wood filler, that when thinned slightly, is used in the
model rocketry world to fill balsa fins, body tube spirals, and lots
o' other stuff. Fills nicely, and sands easily...
I'll slap on a coat or two of sanding sealer over it although I think
a lot of folks are able to prime directly over it and get a good finish.
I learned a trick from a fellow here about priming. Spray primer coats
and sand to your heart's content but for the last primer coat, spray a
thin coat so it is gritty like. Don't sand and then do your color coats.
After you let it dry for 3 to 7 days, you can mask and do other colors.
The gritty primer gives the color coat something to "bite" into and is
less likely to lift off the paint after you remove the mask. Really
works. I of course do everything the hard way and wet sand my color
coats and shoot lacquer so I can polish with rubbing compound and finish
with car wax. Takes a long time to do but boy do I like the slickness
of a wet finish.
I only do the special treatment on selected models.
I can shoot enamel and go fly. Sometimes fly in primer
to see if the model is worth painting too!
If I really like a mid-sized model, I'll build it with a
cheap stainless homemade motor retention clip. If I get
three good flights out of it, I chop off the clip and invest
in an Aeropack retainer.
Todd if you do not know and seek knowledge one shall never sound like an
idiot. Ask and the knowledge of the
group shall be yours! Better you learn here that some dingy street corner.
ROTFL! (sorry had to do it)
here's an email I recieved from the makers of Fill N' Finish
Thank you for contacting us regarding Elmer's products.
Elmer's actually has several wood filler products. The Fill 'n Finish
products are still being made, however they are not our most popular
variety. The best places to find them are Ace Hardware, True Value
Hardware and Do It Best Hardware stores. If you can't find them at any
of the stores near you, I believe you can purchase them from the
website listed below.
Greg Heilers wrote:
Brian is sadly uninformed. I have the product, in my hand, well, lap,
as I type this. UPC is #026000008358, the important number being 835.
This is a correct number, however, the label has changed. It is now
labeled as Superior Staining Wood Filler, Best for Furniture, Light.
This is a 1/2 pint or 8 oz. plastic tub. Go to the website above, type
in 'elmer' and it is on the 2nd page as Fill n Finish, but that is not
the label you will see.
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