Jump to content

Scott Dunsworth

Plastic wood filler

Recommended Posts

Anyone ever used woodworking filler under epoxy?  I always use epoxy with some sort of filler, but this job I'm doing is a little different. I have some screw holes in the deck of my spindrift deck that after the screws are in there just isn't enough room to bung them. My decking is 1/4 inch Birdseye maple and I want to finish it bright. The wood is very blond and the epoxy fillers are just to dark. Anyway Im thinking of using regular wood filler which I can get to match pretty good. Myself I can't see any problem with using it, but most of the time I don't think about everything.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Since you are covering it all in epoxy, and this is just cosmetic, then as long as you are confident the putty bonds well I don't see an issue.  Keep in mind that if you can make a repair, you can repair your repair later as well. But like Chick just mentioned, I wouldn't give up on making an epoxy filler that matches quite yet.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Chick the hardwood flour I got is maple and when mixed it turns dark brown, the pine flour turns light brown. I tried some dust from sanding of this maple and it also turn dark brown. I haven't tried mixing other items with it yet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Scott, I'd say try the plastic wood filler if it gives the color you want. Just let it fully dry before coating it with epoxy.

 

I don't like using a filler with cabosil for spots like screw heads because it is harder than the surrounding surface and therefore doesn't sand the same.

 

Some epoxies mixed with wood flour shrink as they cure and the next season you will see dimples on the surface.

 

And, as you noted, epoxy will darken the wood flour.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Got some filling today on some areas that get painted, I'll do a little experimenting and see what I come up with Chic.

Know what you mean on the softer wood around the filler Reacher. My first boat was an Penobscot 14 planked with Okoume which is super soft, ended up with a finish not that great.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Chic I used off white glass bubbles from Raka then mixed maple flour slowly till it was close. Worked pretty good, thanks for the help all. Sanded real easy, looks good now sanded, we'll see what it looks like after everything is coated.

Might have a picture tonight on a new spindrift thread.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...



×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.