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Perfect Plastic Putty

Post by TD1701 » Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:14 pm

Has anyone used this product, and what is your opinion of it? I was at my LHS which is closing soon I'm sorry to say, and saw it on display. I want to know if it is any better or, about the same as any other putty?

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Post by gsb5w » Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:23 pm

I've never heard of it so I'M not any help.

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Post by E-Dub » Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:53 pm

I never heard of it either but the reviews on Amazon are good for what that's worth.
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Post by TD1701 » Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:43 pm

Thanks guys! Unfortunately, the only review that I had seen was a youtube video but, it was from the manufacturer. Was looking for an independent review.

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Post by Rogviler » Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:45 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stLzShlnrEk

Looks like any tube filler, but with water cleanup/thinning, so that's nice.

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Post by Kekker » Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:57 pm

I've seen it mentioned a lot of times in Scale Aircraft Modeller International, and they seem to think it's great.

Not a direct review, since I've never seen it around, but some good news.

Or, get some, try it and let us know!

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Post by Ant » Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:05 am

Being acrylic based, it tends to disintegrate if wet sanded, however dries really hard, so dry sanding can be a problem. Does dry quick though and useful for blocking in...

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Post by Tankmodeler » Tue Feb 17, 2015 4:39 pm

Ant wrote:Being acrylic based, it tends to disintegrate if wet sanded, however dries really hard, so dry sanding can be a problem. Does dry quick though and useful for blocking in...
So. Perhaps not so perfect??
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Post by TREKKRIFFIC » Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:25 pm

I use it. Best applied using a syringe. Smooths into cracks and along seams easily using your finger, brush, or a cotton swab. Cleans up with water. Dries fast and hard so sand within a half hour or so. Water can make it dissolve again so not the best for wet sanding.
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Post by iSteve » Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:56 pm

Easy stuff to work with and sands easily enough. It's a lot thinner than some of the other putties I've worked with - which is nice. Comes with an applicator that you can open to a very small diameter making it easier to apply to smaller gaps and seams. You can even apply it with a syringe. Smoothing it out with water can save your detail that would otherwise be taken from sanding. No shrinkage that I saw.

I like it.
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Post by jake88 » Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:02 am

I use this. Its a nice 2 part epoxy alternative to Aves. Its cheap and dries smooth, no shrinkage and can be sanded. Its a great back up putty.

http://www.hardwareworld.com/Epoxy-Wood ... OAIP2.aspx

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Post by zaphod » Sun Sep 11, 2016 1:55 pm

I love it. If I'm not looking to add strength this is great. It's similar to acrylic modeling paste which is my filler of choice. This is more sticky than acrylic modeling paste and sets up more quickly. It's possible it provides a little strength because it polymerizes, not sure. I observed no shrinkage when it dried. I found it to be sandable and paintable. Water clean up is a huge bonus for me.
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Post by Kekker » Sun Sep 11, 2016 2:39 pm

I used it on my current struggle, er, model (the Jupiter/Vanguard launch tower kit). Lots of filling needed there!

I had to pre-paint many of the parts due to the color scheme. This left some gaps between parts. I tried my old standby, Tamiya gray and white putties, but with the red and white scheme both would show up even after a repaint.

My solution, since I had some I wanted to try, was to tint the putty with Tamiya red paint and use that. Worked great! It was close enough in color when dried that a light coat was all that was needed to match the color.

I had to do something similar with my TOS 1/1000 E when it had a gravitic encounter with the floor after decaling. Even the most careful gluing left a really visible crack right at the nacelle so I mixed some base paint with white glue and that worked out really well. Filled the gap evenly and matched the color without the need for extensive spot sanding, priming and repainting.

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Post by NCC1966 » Sun Sep 11, 2016 2:44 pm

I have gotten very good advice about Perfect Plastic Putty in other forums so I ordered it and am awaiting it to arrive and see if it is that good.

As said by other modelers the main advantages is that it is water based so you can apply it and then level it easily with a damp rag (or even the finger) and that it doesn't shrink after dry. It is only for small fixes like seams though.

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Post by irishtrek » Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:46 am

Looked on the internet this weekend and it's listed as being sold at Sears and Walmart both for 12.44 a tube.
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Post by Rogviler » Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:29 pm

irishtrek wrote:Looked on the internet this weekend and it's listed as being sold at Sears and Walmart both for 12.44 a tube.
Not in stores though, it's through third parties on their sites, like how on Amazon you have to be careful and check that you're actually ordering FROM Amazon now. Guess everybody's doing the "marketplace" thing.

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Post by irishtrek » Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:21 pm

Rogviler wrote:
irishtrek wrote:Looked on the internet this weekend and it's listed as being sold at Sears and Walmart both for 12.44 a tube.
Not in stores though, it's through third parties on their sites, like how on Amazon you have to be careful and check that you're actually ordering FROM Amazon now. Guess everybody's doing the "marketplace" thing.

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Isn't that false advertisement if they don't carry it in the stores even though their web sites say they do???
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Post by Rogviler » Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:59 am

Taking the Walmart example specifically, I don't see anywhere that says it's carried in stores, only that you can order it and it's sold by whatever "marketplace seller" it is.

On another forum people were getting excited that you could pre-order the new Hasbro Iron Man helmet from Amazon, but it was actually a third-party seller and they were selling what will be a $99 helmet (and free shipping from Amazon itself when they get it) for $125 + $25 shipping.

Gotta be vigilant.

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Post by Thomas E. Johnson » Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:54 am

I first learned about this stuff from Trekworks YouTube videos, and I've seen it mentioned elsewhere. I bought some of it and I use it (it is British made). It works great and I like it a lot. Megahobby.com carries it. I use it for medium gap work, and now use Tamiya putty for smaller seam work. Vallejo Acrylic Plastic putty is also similar, but thinner, and works great also.
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Post by NCC1966 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:02 am

Thomas E. Johnson wrote: I use it for medium gap work, and now use Tamiya putty for smaller seam work.
Funny... I just purchased it to try as a replacement for Tamiya!

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Post by irishtrek » Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:37 am

Thomas E. Johnson wrote: Vallejo Acrylic Plastic putty is also similar, but thinner, and works great also.
Is this sold in hobby shops and if so does hobbytown carry it or is it also sold on line???
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Post by Thomas E. Johnson » Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:17 am

irishtrek wrote:
Thomas E. Johnson wrote: Vallejo Acrylic Plastic putty is also similar, but thinner, and works great also.
Is this sold in hobby shops and if so does hobbytown carry it or is it also sold on line???
Some shops carry it. You can order it from Megahobby also. It is a regularly stocked item for them.
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Post by NCC1966 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:17 am

If it helps, I bought mine at eBay fro $8 and plus $5 shipping for my country (Brasil).

http://www.ebay.com/itm/191890204875?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT

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Post by Rogviler » Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:46 am

NCC1966 wrote:If it helps, I bought mine at eBay fro $8 and plus $5 shipping for my country (Brasil).

http://www.ebay.com/itm/191890204875?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT
For anyone in the U.S., there are cheaper ones on eBay, and not from China.

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Post by irishtrek » Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:10 am

NCC1966 wrote:If it helps, I bought mine at eBay fro $8 and plus $5 shipping for my country (Brasil).

http://www.ebay.com/itm/191890204875?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT

:8)
From what I saw it's sold on amazon for 9.00 and free shipping, and free is a very good price.
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Post by NCC1966 » Fri Sep 16, 2016 7:48 am

irishtrek wrote:
NCC1966 wrote:If it helps, I bought mine at eBay fro $8 and plus $5 shipping for my country (Brasil).

http://www.ebay.com/itm/191890204875?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT

:8)
From what I saw it's sold on amazon for 9.00 and free shipping, and free is a very good price.
Free shipping only for USA citizens. They do not ship free international.

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Post by z28Barry » Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:16 pm

It has the same properties as Spackle.
Clogs up sandpaper and can't wet sand it.
If you try to wet sand it, all your hard work will be undone.
I have set my 2 tubes aside and will go back to 2 part spot putty.

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Post by WedgeCharlotte » Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:36 pm

It applies great but shrinks a lot and sanding it sucks. I've gone back to Mister Dissolved Putty for the applications I was trying to use it for - yes that shrinks too but at least I can sand it decently with just a little care afterwards. It also tends to to dry up at the tip badly for me, so you have to dig hard putty out of the tube before getting to the still wet stuff.
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Post by Rogviler » Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:04 pm

So you guys are saying it should be called So-So Plastic Putty... :-k

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Post by irishtrek » Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:10 am

WedgeCharlotte wrote:It applies great but shrinks a lot and sanding it sucks. I've gone back to Mister Dissolved Putty for the applications I was trying to use it for - yes that shrinks too but at least I can sand it decently with just a little care afterwards. It also tends to to dry up at the tip badly for me, so you have to dig hard putty out of the tube before getting to the still wet stuff.
But can't it be spread using ones finger tips and if so then why would you need or want to sand???
And as I understand it perfect plastic putty can be thinned with water so why not just moisten the tip with water??
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