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    Posted: 22 Feb 10 at 12:30pm
Hi Guys/Gals

Does anyone have any information on using a wood filler to assist in faring a hull before spraying it.

Would any lightweight exterior filler do the job?

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How is the hull constructed and what is the planned finish? Both these affect best choice of filler.
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The hull is a ply material possibly 4mm thick and the planned finish is a 1pot polyeurethane international Toplac Paint.


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Originally posted by hollandsd

The hull is a ply material

Ply *wood*? Depending on what I had in the garage I'd either use epoxy and a very light filler or something like a polyester based marine filler. It might also depend on how much filling was needed!
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sorry, yes it is a wood ply.

The area to be filled is not a huge area maybe overall about the size of an A4 peice of paper, maybe a little more. It would only be a very thin filling.

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Car body filler (plastic padding) Can be a little heavy in big doses, but if its a small 'Scrim' Job its cheap, easy to use, quick to set and easy to sand.  Been using it on wooden boats for years, never had any problems either.
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Or the polyester wood fillers from Ronseal (or is it cuprinol?) which are sold to fill in rotten windon sills. Same stuff, bigger tub!
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Polyester based filler is good - "Filly" or Isopon P38. Make sure the surface is sanded - to the wood - clean & dry first though to aid adhesion.   
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