Filler for fairing fillets etc?

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Filler for fairing fillets etc?

Postby SMHolmans on Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:11 am

Hi all. Can anyone recommend a fairing compound? I've been using glass micro balloons, but it requires a lot of balloons to make a small amount of filler. Are there any proprietary or home made alternatives to obtain a good surface for painting?

Thanks!
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Re: Filler for fairing fillets etc?

Postby Mflyer65 on Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:10 pm

I did use a product called” Total Boat Totalfair” in a few places where I just wanted to smooth out uneven spots . Mostly I just sanded the fillets until smooth or I just quit once I had enough of it. No fun working fillets.
As I got better at making fillets and using the smoothing technique with fingers, it definitely got a little easier.
Totalfair was easy to apply and sand smooth.
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Re: Filler for fairing fillets etc?

Postby SMHolmans on Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:03 pm

Thanks! I will see if I can find some here in the UK.
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