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Post by Rufu » Mon, 31 Dec 2012 06:49:59



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> I've been using this stuff for a few years.
> http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Car/Care/Products/Product-
> Catalog/Pages/?PC_7_RJH9U5230ONO70I0C3275H2K94000000
> _nid=FLPZ9HDTFTgsXRMSG6848Wgl4D7WG9JX0Hbl
> It works as well as any other putty, and is much cheaper than hobby brands.

I've known people that also use this - a long time ago I used to use a
grey bondo putty that worked really well.  And I've been told that one
tube is big enough to pretty much last a lifetime...given that it's
shelf life is that long!

Good choice, based on what the folks I've known that use it say.

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      - Rufus

 
 
 

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Post by Tom » Mon, 31 Dec 2012 08:16:01


Looks like that one is obsolete.  How about the 937?
http://www.shop3m.com/60455055982.html?WT.z_bynt=1

T2


I've been using this stuff for a few years.
http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Car/Care/Products/Product-
Catalog/Pages/?PC_7_RJH9U5230ONO70I0C3275H2K94000000
_nid=FLPZ9HDTFTgsXRMSG6848Wgl4D7WG9JX0Hbl
It works as well as any other putty, and is much cheaper than hobby brands.

 
 
 

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Post by Jessic » Wed, 02 Jan 2013 01:54:54



email.me:

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> Looks like that one is obsolete.  How about the 937?
> http://www.FoundCollection.com/

Smaller tube for higher price. ***y typical : (
 
 
 

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Post by Tom » Wed, 02 Jan 2013 08:09:15


Probably just enough top maybe use before it turns into a hockey puck...

T2



email.me:

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> Looks like that one is obsolete.  How about the 937?
> http://www.FoundCollection.com/

Smaller tube for higher price. ***y typical : (
 
 
 

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Post by Jessic » Wed, 02 Jan 2013 08:53:54



email.me:

Quote:
> Probably just enough top maybe use before it turns into a hockey puck...

Haven't run into that problem yet, although my last tube was heading that
way by the time I finished it.
 
 
 

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Post by Tom » Wed, 02 Jan 2013 13:21:47


I have a hard time getting the cap on the Squadron Green to seal properly.
I get green hockey pucks.  Rather wondering if I could take and old, clean
paint jar... fill it half with squadron Green and then about a third with
acetone.  Mix it up and cap it tight.  Haven't tried it yet...

T2



email.me:

Quote:
> Probably just enough top maybe use before it turns into a hockey puck...

Haven't run into that problem yet, although my last tube was heading that
way by the time I finished it.
 
 
 

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Post by Rufu » Wed, 02 Jan 2013 13:42:14


I always keep a couple rolls of paper towels on my bench.  Get in the
habit of wiping down the threads on the tube/cap with a paper towel
every time you open/close the cap.  I do that with all my putty tubes,
paint jars, etc.  They never get stuck and always seal if you keep them
clean.

...doesn't work so well with cyano.

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      - Rufus

Quote:

> I have a hard time getting the cap on the Squadron Green to seal
> properly. I get green hockey pucks.  Rather wondering if I could take
> and old, clean paint jar... fill it half with squadron Green and then
> about a third with acetone.  Mix it up and cap it tight.  Haven't tried
> it yet...

> T2




> email.me:

>> Probably just enough top maybe use before it turns into a hockey puck...

> Haven't run into that problem yet, although my last tube was heading that
> way by the time I finished it.

 
 
 

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Post by Tom » Thu, 03 Jan 2013 03:50:45


Haven't had the problem with the Squadron Green til the most recent tube.
Seems like the threads are a little looser.

T2

I always keep a couple rolls of paper towels on my bench.  Get in the
habit of wiping down the threads on the tube/cap with a paper towel
every time you open/close the cap.  I do that with all my putty tubes,
paint jars, etc.  They never get stuck and always seal if you keep them
clean.

...doesn't work so well with cyano.

--
      - Rufus

Quote:

> I have a hard time getting the cap on the Squadron Green to seal
> properly. I get green hockey pucks.  Rather wondering if I could take
> and old, clean paint jar... fill it half with squadron Green and then
> about a third with acetone.  Mix it up and cap it tight.  Haven't tried
> it yet...

> T2




> email.me:

>> Probably just enough top maybe use before it turns into a hockey puck...

> Haven't run into that problem yet, although my last tube was heading that
> way by the time I finished it.

 
 
 

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Post by Bruce Burd » Thu, 03 Jan 2013 14:17:19


: How about the Squadron White, Bruce?  That supposedly claims to be a little
: smoother/finer.  I don't see much difference and have stuck with the Green
: just cause its a little easier to see when applied in the seam or divot.
:
        As others have noted, Squadron White isn't much better, or
    perhaps worse.

        I didn't like how "grainy" the White was - almost like it was
    already dried out?

        Tamiya Putty I like, as well as another Tamiya product - Light
    Curing Putty. It is a carmel colored putty, and cures when exposed
    to UV light (sunlight, flourescent, or special UV bulbs). What I
    like about Light Curing Putty is you can apply it in indirect
    light (think north side of house in the morning), and work to get
    it where you want it, clean it up, then expose it do direct light
    or flourescent light to set it.

        Of course, you can only get it from Japan, as Tamiya America
    doesn't import it.

                                                        Bruce
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  "I like bad!"                         Bruce Burden    Austin, TX.
        - Thuganlitha
        The Power and the Prophet
        Robert Don Hughes

 
 
 

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Post by Jessic » Thu, 03 Jan 2013 14:52:06



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> then expose it do direct light or flourescent light to set it.

Will a Halogen lamp work?
 
 
 

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Post by Rufu » Thu, 03 Jan 2013 15:29:50


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> : How about the Squadron White, Bruce?  That supposedly claims to be a little
> : smoother/finer.  I don't see much difference and have stuck with the Green
> : just cause its a little easier to see when applied in the seam or divot.
> :
>    As others have noted, Squadron White isn't much better, or
>      perhaps worse.

>    I didn't like how "grainy" the White was - almost like it was
>      already dried out?

>    Tamiya Putty I like, as well as another Tamiya product - Light
>      Curing Putty. It is a carmel colored putty, and cures when exposed
>      to UV light (sunlight, flourescent, or special UV bulbs). What I
>      like about Light Curing Putty is you can apply it in indirect
>      light (think north side of house in the morning), and work to get
>      it where you want it, clean it up, then expose it do direct light
>      or flourescent light to set it.

>    Of course, you can only get it from Japan, as Tamiya America
>      doesn't import it.

>                                                    Bruce

Evidently you can get it here in the States from these guys in Arkansas:

<http://www.1001modelkits.com/model-supplies/52052-photo-sensitive-put...>

...but they don't sell it cheap.  Hobbylink Japan will sell it to you
for about half that:

http://www.hlj.com/product/TAM87076

And now you've got me curious!  This sounds like good stuff.  And there
are probably other light curing resins/epoxies out there that one could
use as well.

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      - Rufus

 
 
 

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Post by Rufu » Thu, 03 Jan 2013 15:38:49


Now that folks have got me looking over my links, you can get Mr.
Surfacer from Roll Models, if you'd like to try some -

<http://www.rollmodels.net/standard/show_detail.php?hileveldesc=Finish...>

I used to buy a lot of stuff from Roll Models - lots of the unusual and
hard to find stuff I like to use.  They're a good source.

--
      - Rufus

Quote:

> Haven't had the problem with the Squadron Green til the most recent
> tube. Seems like the threads are a little looser.

> T2



> I always keep a couple rolls of paper towels on my bench.  Get in the
> habit of wiping down the threads on the tube/cap with a paper towel
> every time you open/close the cap.  I do that with all my putty tubes,
> paint jars, etc.  They never get stuck and always seal if you keep them
> clean.

> ...doesn't work so well with cyano.

 
 
 

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Post by Bruce Burd » Fri, 04 Jan 2013 12:31:11




:
:> then expose it do direct light or flourescent light to set it.
:>
: Will a Halogen lamp work?
:
        It should - according to Wikipedia, a halogen lamp is just
    another incadescent lamp, and produces light from the most of
    the spectrum.

                                                        Bruce
--
------------------------------------------------------------------------
  "I like bad!"                         Bruce Burden    Austin, TX.
        - Thuganlitha
        The Power and the Prophet
        Robert Don Hughes