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Hi Lester and List Members,
Thanks Lester for the quite comprehensive writeup.
Lester wrote: "Another old one is to fill crack with baking soda followed
application of CA"
I did this once, so I only have very limited experience. I found that
the resulting baking soda/CA fill material was a lot harder than the surrounding
plastic, and this made it difficult to sand down a smooth surface, so I never
tried that method again.
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Sent: Monday, May 17, 2021 4:25 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] putty to smooth
a joint between two sections of a plastic model
I stopped using Squadron Green long ago as in my opinion worked
ok only if a new opened tube. I use MEK Goop made up with scrap
styrene plastic and MEK as already described. If used a very fine wire
applicator (photo attached) to apply. I also use Testor’s putty in grey
tube with white letteing. The putty is white in color, applies easily
and does not shrink. If in a hurry either of these can be set quickly
with an application of CA. Both of these old school; however, work week
for me. Another old one is to fill crack with baking soda followed
application of CA. There are many new putties on the market today, some
made especially for plastic, that all work well. Just takes time to find
one you are comfortable working with.