Applying putty and primer....

Applying putty and primer....

Post by Peter Ch » Thu, 13 Nov 1997 04:00:00



 I'm not sure how I can apply putty to fill the gap and use surface
primer on it.

 
 
 

Applying putty and primer....

Post by Juic » Thu, 13 Nov 1997 04:00:00


Depending on what kind of putty that you use... application varies a little.

epoxy: mix and stick'em on... some of them are soluable and
workable-without changing chemical property significantly-in acetone.  

putty: the tamiya putty works like just like many other type of putty
thingy: just plaster'em on, let 'em dry up a little and use them to avoid
drooling and globering, best of all you can mix with paint solvent of
some type-like gunje-sanyo's MR. Thinner-and fill up thin and shallow
seam line between glued parts.
I don't know much about polyester putty toomuch but they seem like
somewhere between epoxy and regular ones.

As for the primer issue... I don't know what material that you want to
use your primer and it probalby will take some experience and experiment
with various things, if you want to use air brush on plain plastic
(polyethlene), I don't see why you would want to use it unless you want
to cover up pores on parts with putty on...  
goo luck!

Quote:

>  I'm not sure how I can apply putty to fill the gap and use surface
> primer on it.


 
 
 

Applying putty and primer....

Post by Peter Ch » Fri, 14 Nov 1997 04:00:00




Quote:
>Depending on what kind of putty that you use... application varies a little.

>epoxy: mix and stick'em on... some of them are soluable and
>workable-without changing chemical property significantly-in acetone.  

>putty: the tamiya putty works like just like many other type of putty
>thingy: just plaster'em on, let 'em dry up a little and use them to avoid
>drooling and globering, best of all you can mix with paint solvent of
>some type-like gunje-sanyo's MR. Thinner-and fill up thin and shallow
>seam line between glued parts.
>I don't know much about polyester putty toomuch but they seem like
>somewhere between epoxy and regular ones.

 I'm trying to Liquitex modeling paste for filling the gap. I'm not
sure if it is a good idea.
 
 
 

Applying putty and primer....

Post by Juic » Sun, 16 Nov 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

>  I'm trying to Liquitex modeling paste for filling the gap. I'm not
> sure if it is a good idea.

Well, I've nerver used that, therefore I have no idea what to say...
However, to my experiments that i have done tell me that the best general
use putty is Tamiya putty, it seems to have least of *** properties like
melting down small parts and detail or just falling off after it dries...
If you want to use epoxy and think they're too expensive, go to some of
the places dealing with carbon fiber or fiber glass and ask if they can
sell you or give phone number to buy for very low viscousity two part
epoxy (for use as putty, possible to mix'em with fine powder like
filler). You could also ask some poeple dealing with fossils
(anthropology department, biology department of college near???) who might
have to use epoxy to duplicate them.