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Filling Gaps with Baby Powder/Foot Powder

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chadvega

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You can fill gaps with talcum powder and superglue. First thing to know is that, the different types of talc can give you different levels of hardness. I've found that if you do a mixture of foot powder and supergllue you can get a rock hard gap fiiling mixture but, the downside is that you have a 10-15 sec window before it sets, but I discoverd through experamenting with diffrent types of powder that you can achieve different levels of hardness. I found that Baby powder is great it gives you atleast 20-30 secs more work time before it hardens and,its a little softer too,which makes it easier to sand and shape. I think its the added incrediants in foot powder over Baby powder that produces the different levels of hardness,also the more powder you add the quicker it sets, this goes for both types of talc. I love it,because It's easier and safer than the comercial hobby putties out there, there's no toxic smell and no harmfull dust to inhale, also it's easier to control than just putting baking soda on a spot and dropping superclue on it. Try it it's less expensive than buying gapfilling putty considering that a 16oz bottle of foot/baby powder (store brand) is $ 3.00 i'd say thats a great deal.


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