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Wood Filler challenges
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Holy Crap!

So my wife bought a small tube of wood filler, and when I opened the round cup, it was SCARLET!

I'm thinking, "This is going to make for a wild looking sanding job"...so I smear it on, trying to fill the spirals, and not waste it.
After a minute or two, I'm noticing the goo seems to be smearing some of the tan paint or surface color from the body tube, and swirling it into the goo.
I figure I better stop pushing it around and let it cure.

To my horror, I discover large patches of the scarlet goo have turned tan.... and the longer it sits, the more it turns tan.

After an hour, the entire stuff has turned over, and I have nothing but tan wood filler smeared all over my rocket.

So I break out the steel wool, figuring I will sand a bit of it off...and to my horror, I discover that it is rock hard!

The steel wool is fragmenting, but not removing any of the wood filler.

Is this stuff suppose to work this way??!!
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#2
What brand and type is it?? Never heard of this before.

Later! OL J R Smile
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#3
Kirk,

Did it smell when you took it out of the tube?  It could be a solvent based filler (like Plasticwood, or similar), which dry rock hard.  

The only color change filler I'm familiar with is Elmer's which turns from purple to white.  I swear that it's just drywall compound, as it's extremely soft and very easy to sand.

If it's rock hard you may have to break out something a lot more aggressive that steel wool.

Don
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(05-02-2016, 10:29 PM)dreago Wrote: Kirk,

Did it smell when you took it out of the tube?  It could be a solvent based filler (like Plasticwood, or similar), which dry rock hard.  

The only color change filler I'm familiar with is Elmer's which turns from purple to white.  I swear that it's just drywall compound, as it's extremely soft and very easy to sand.

If it's rock hard you may have to break out something a lot more aggressive that steel wool.

Don

It did not smell, no smell of solvent.
It changed from scarlett to white/tan as it dried, just as it was supposed to.
It was the first time that I had ever used it, and the wife had bought it.  It was in a small white tub or cup with a classic orange Elmer's lid.
All is well... Cool
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