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  • Member since
    February 2017
Posted by JohnDB on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 11:34 AM

Hey everybody, just wondering what is the best putty / filler to use. All responses are appreciated, thanks.   JohnDB

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    August 2016
Posted by mini man on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 4:51 PM

I use auto bondo - Davids brand in the UK.




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    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 8:51 PM

There is no one best brand that works for everybody.  It's whatever works best for you.  I have tried several different brands of puttys over the years and I like Bondo Glazing and Spot Putty.

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Posted by JARRNO88 on Thursday, April 19, 2018 8:04 AM

  I  have tried different brands of putty, and like mrmike said, use whatever brand works best for you.  I like TAMIYA BASIC TYPE putty for deep nicks ,groves etc., I really like BONDO GLAZING & SPOT PUTTY #907 for small nicks and scratches. (the BONDO 907 is to be used to fill very slight nicks, scratches, deep sanding marks etc. and not for heavy putty work )


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    December 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Thursday, April 19, 2018 11:35 AM

As said above, I too primarily use Bondo spot & glaze putty. You cannot use it for heavy filling, though as it will attack the plastic and/or shrink long after you have finished your body work. For light filling and imperfections, it works great; dries fast and sands easily.

For filling scratches or panel scriber slips, I use Gunze Sangyo Mr. Surfacer 1000. This stuff is like a thick, lacquer based primer that is brushed on. It dries fast and feathers out very well. I also use it to finish off any filling jobs where I used the spot & glaze putty, because it is a finer partical and feathers out so well.

Though I have no experience with it, epoxy fillers are best for large or heavy filling jobs. It doesn't shrink, cures hard, and won't effect the plastic. I forget the name of the available products, but they come from the 1:1 body shop supply stores. Hopefully someone will chime in with thename and some experienced advice.

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    November 2003
Posted by mustangmuscle on Sunday, May 6, 2018 4:20 AM

Milliput is probably the best epoxy putty for modeling, it is inexpensive and very easy to use. Just mix it and you have an hour to use it before it begins to set. Rock hard in three hours, sands to a smooth finish. It can be smoothed with water before it sets. There are several types, but the basic yellow type is good enough for general filling use. 

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Posted by JohnDB on Sunday, May 6, 2018 6:21 AM

Thanks, mustangmuscle, that is the kind of info I was looking for. 


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