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Material used for reshaping

Post by Tracy Mann » Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:38 pm

Any suggestions for the best product to use for building up on, and reshaping over an existing structure? There will be a need of a build up of about a half inch thick over white styrene plastic to correct the shape and profile.

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Post by Johnnycrash » Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:12 pm

More Styrene. Easy to cut, easy to glue (to itself and to the other styrene structure), and easy to sand to shape.
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Post by Joseph C. Brown » Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:54 am

More styrene might indeed be the best bet; different thickness of strip stock and sheet stock will allow for making shapes that you want.

Various putties are potentially good for what you want; Aves putty and Magicsculpt putty are what Mark Y. & myself advocate all the time. They are plastic-friendly and easy to use, clean-up with water, and very importantly, cure with NO shrinkage and little (if any) heat.

Squadron Green and Milliput are right out, to paraphrase Brother Maynard -- these two were The Thing, back in the day. But they do have issues, ranging from opening up a package long past it's shelf life date, to hideous shrinkage when dried, to not drying ever, to eating the plastic, and, smelling rather nasty. :8)
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Post by Kylwell » Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:12 am

Aves. Can be polished to a glass finish, machined, sculpted, etc.
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Post by Mark Yungblut » Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:41 pm

Kylwell wrote:Aves. Can be polished to a glass finish, machined, sculpted, etc.
You can also get a version of Aves with aluminum powder in it for added strength if you need to machine the cured putty.
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Post by Kylwell » Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:45 pm

Mark Yungblut wrote:
Kylwell wrote:Aves. Can be polished to a glass finish, machined, sculpted, etc.
You can also get a version of Aves with aluminum powder in it for added strength if you need to machine the cured putty.
Damn! I've turned it, drilled it, even tapped the regular stuff. Mind you the threads weren't the strongest but I was curious.
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Post by Mark Yungblut » Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:46 pm

It's the Fix-It line from Aves.
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