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Loctite epoxy stick. Cut a bit off and knead it together (Wear gloves)

Dries very fast, hard as rock, waterproof

File it to shape, then sand smooth.

They carry it at Homies

 

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I'm trying this Elmer's Carpenter's Wood Filler. Anyone else tried this? The nice thing about it is takes a while to dry so you can take your time forming it and it sands really easily. I have no idea how it do after the epoxy gets rashed off the plug and its exposed to saltwater. Worst case scenario I can always re-seal with superglue. 

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I’ve been using 5 min epoxy mixed with micro balloons. Sands easily and produces a very smooth surface.

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On 4/14/2022 at 6:51 PM, extreme fisherman said:

I use quikwood. Drys fast and hard and is super easy to sand 

Any difference between Quikwood and Kwikwood?

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On 4/25/2022 at 3:24 PM, Wire For Fire said:

Doesn’t the super glue and baking soda get hard as rock tho ? 

Yes.

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l have been using Bondo and is sandable. A small can goes a long way.

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19 hours ago, LB said:

l have been using Bondo and is sandable. A small can goes a long way.

Bondo is not waterproof, so you need to make sure you seal well. And use a really good topcoat.

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48 mins ago, t_man7 said:

Bondo is not waterproof, so you need to make sure you seal well. And use a really good topcoat.

Any idea what happens when it gets water into it?

 

This Elmer's Carpenter's wood filler is a bust. It washes off with water so it's a no go. 

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What's the most spreadable of this stuff? I'd like something to fill in pores especially in cast resin foam plugs. But looking for something could be used on some wood too. Also need to sand down real easy. 

 

The epoxy stuff is a little too hard to sand to use for pore sealing. Because to sand it down you end up removing a fair amoutn of too.  

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3 mins ago, TopStriperAngler said:

What's the most spreadable of this stuff? I'd like something to fill in pores especially in cast resin foam plugs. But looking for something could be used on some wood too. Also need to sand down real easy. 

 

The epoxy stuff is a little too hard to sand to use for pore sealing. Because to sand it down you end up removing a fair amoutn of too.  

Bondo.

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16 mins ago, t_man7 said:

Bondo.

TSA if u want bondo I’ve got a quart I’ll send to you no charge.

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23 mins ago, TopStriperAngler said:

Any idea what happens when it gets water into it?

 

This Elmer's Carpenter's wood filler is a bust. It washes off with water so it's a no go. 

It gets soft, and with hook rash will degrade.  But under an epoxy coat is usually fine.

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9 hours ago, t_man7 said:

TSA if u want bondo I’ve got a quart I’ll send to you no charge.

Thanks Tman for the offer. I really appreciate it. Well I think I'm going to play around with this carpenter's stuff for now and see if i can get to work. Like you say about the bondo under epoxy should be fine. And the real reason for filling the pores is to prevent the pores mussing the paint and topcoat. Almost doesn't matter if it gets washed away later I guess.  

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I use various epoxy products from system 3

And epoxy putty also, forget the name.

I have a needle with over 100 fish on it

But it is epoxy sealed with epoxy over and 3 more over paint

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18 hours ago, TopStriperAngler said:

Thanks Tman for the offer. I really appreciate it. Well I think I'm going to play around with this carpenter's stuff for now and see if i can get to work. Like you say about the bondo under epoxy should be fine. And the real reason for filling the pores is to prevent the pores mussing the paint and topcoat. Almost doesn't matter if it gets washed away later I guess.  

Alrighty, let me know if you change your mind.  Also, maybe give a propionate dip a try.  Guys do 6 dips first 2 in a thinner viscosity like 2% milk.  And a thicker one like warm honey.  It builds a hard plastic layer over the body.

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