Good wood filler for rocketry use

Good wood filler for rocketry use

Post by John J. Swanso » Tue, 23 Jun 1998 04:00:00



Fellow rocketeers:

I've found a superior wood filler to use on body tube seams.  It's made
by DAP and it's called "Latex Wood Dough."  It's easier to apply than
Elmer's Fill'n Finish, which I read several recommendations for earlier
this year.  Also, it comes in a "natural" wood color, which is much
lighter and easier to cover when painting than Fill'n Finish.  Try it
out on your next rocket!

John Swanson

 
 
 

Good wood filler for rocketry use

Post by The Silent Observe » Tue, 23 Jun 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> Fellow rocketeers:

> I've found a superior wood filler to use on body tube seams.  It's made
> by DAP and it's called "Latex Wood Dough."  It's easier to apply than
> Elmer's Fill'n Finish, which I read several recommendations for earlier
> this year.  Also, it comes in a "natural" wood color, which is much
> lighter and easier to cover when painting than Fill'n Finish.  Try it
> out on your next rocket!

How does it sand?  One of the advantages of FnF is that, once dry, it
sands very much like soft balsa; you can sand it down on a tube seam
without doing more than raising fuzz on the tube itself.  Does***
Wood Dough allow this?

--
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                           -- unknown historian, from "Lynortis Reprise"

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Opinions expressed are my own -- take them for what they're worth
and don't expect them to be perfect.

 
 
 

Good wood filler for rocketry use

Post by John J. Swanso » Tue, 23 Jun 1998 04:00:00


Quote:


> > Fellow rocketeers:

> > I've found a superior wood filler to use on body tube seams.  It's made
> > by DAP and it's called "Latex Wood Dough."  It's easier to apply than
> > Elmer's Fill'n Finish, which I read several recommendations for earlier
> > this year.  Also, it comes in a "natural" wood color, which is much
> > lighter and easier to cover when painting than Fill'n Finish.  Try it
> > out on your next rocket!

> How does it sand?  One of the advantages of FnF is that, once dry, it
> sands very much like soft balsa; you can sand it down on a tube seam
> without doing more than raising fuzz on the tube itself.  Does***
> Wood Dough allow this?

> --
> Lynortis is dead, and there are no mourners.
>                            -- unknown historian, from "Lynortis Reprise"

> Donald Qualls, aka The Silent Observer           NAR # 70141-SR Insured
> Rocket Pages             http://www.FoundCollection.com/

> Opinions expressed are my own -- take them for what they're worth
> and don't expect them to be perfect.

When dried, the DAP Wood Dough is sandable.  However, it does take more
effort than Fill'n Finish.  I found that it's best to start with 150
grit to remove most of the dried dough.  Then I switched to 220 grit to
smooth the surface for painting.

John Swanson

 
 
 

Good wood filler for rocketry use

Post by Bill Sinki » Wed, 24 Jun 1998 04:00:00


On Mon, 22 Jun 1998 12:06:02 -0700, The Silent Observer

Quote:

>How does it sand?  One of the advantages of FnF is that, once dry, it
>sands very much like soft balsa; you can sand it down on a tube seam
>without doing more than raising fuzz on the tube itself.  Does***
>Wood Dough allow this?

Yep, the DAP stuff sands just fine.  I prefer it to Fill n Finish,
myself.  I just use it for filling the grain of fins and nose cones,
though.  I've given up filling BT seams - got tired of all the
sanding.

Bill

 
 
 

Good wood filler for rocketry use

Post by Todd Lainhar » Wed, 24 Jun 1998 04:00:00


For fin finishing, do you dilute DAP or do you just work it into the balsa?
I think that I've used this stuff to fill fillets, and I recall it was
pretty thick.

    -- Todd

Quote:

>Fellow rocketeers:

>I've found a superior wood filler to use on body tube seams.  It's made
>by DAP and it's called "Latex Wood Dough."  It's easier to apply than
>Elmer's Fill'n Finish, which I read several recommendations for earlier
>this year.  Also, it comes in a "natural" wood color, which is much
>lighter and easier to cover when painting than Fill'n Finish.  Try it
>out on your next rocket!

>John Swanson