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Perfect Plastic Putty anyone?
Posted by JohnnyK on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 11:40 AM

I need to fill a seam on my B-58 and I was thinking of using Perfect Plastic Putty. Has anyone had any experience ( good or bad) with this product?

Your comments and questions are always welcome.

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Posted by hogfanfs on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 2:06 PM

I've had very good experiences with PPP. It's nice, because you can get it in the crack, then use a damp q-tip to "knock down" the access. then after it's dried, you can give it a quick sand. And, I've never had it shink on me, and no issues with several types of paint and primers. Hope this helps.

 Bruce

 

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 2:40 PM

X2.  Is great for small seams and imperfections.  Can even hit it with a wet Q-tip after it had dried and still work it down and off.

Had some issues with rescribing, but that is probably more me than the product.

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Posted by patrick206 on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 5:15 PM

I almost always use PPP for small area filler, but for wider gaps I like the red Bondo filler. Really good consistency, never had it shrink, sands easily enough. I always use masking tape on either side of the gap line, tape very close to the gap edges.

With a small flexible spatula, (like for cooking in really small pans,) I can do a good job of leveling the Bondo so sanding is faster and easier. For PPP a moistened Q-tip will get rid of excess putty in the gap, and around it, very neat job. PPP sands the easiest of all, I think.

To be sure of dryness I let it set overnight, but for small areas like pin holes or scratches, just a few hours is plenty OK. After the tube has been sitting for more than a day, I use 1 or 2 drops of water, literally, applied at the mouth of the tube to ensure the proper consistency.

When finished I add water again to the tube opening, which gives it a much more effective seal against drying. This present tube is 4 years old and the product is still as new.

I think you'll like it.

Patrick

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Posted by JohnnyK on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 5:30 PM

Thanks for the great information everyone. I'm waiting for the PPP to be delivered via the mail.

Your comments and questions are always welcome.

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Posted by TheMongoose on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 6:33 PM

patrick206

I almost always use PPP for small area filler, but for wider gaps I like the red Bondo filler. Really good consistency, never had it shrink, sands easily enough. I always use masking tape on either side of the gap line, tape very close to the gap edges.

With a small flexible spatula, (like for cooking in really small pans,) I can do a good job of leveling the Bondo so sanding is faster and easier. For PPP a moistened Q-tip will get rid of excess putty in the gap, and around it, very neat job. PPP sands the easiest of all, I think.

To be sure of dryness I let it set overnight, but for small areas like pin holes or scratches, just a few hours is plenty OK. After the tube has been sitting for more than a day, I use 1 or 2 drops of water, literally, applied at the mouth of the tube to ensure the proper consistency.

When finished I add water again to the tube opening, which gives it a much more effective seal against drying. This present tube is 4 years old and the product is still as new.

I think you'll like it.

Patrick

 

exactly what i do except for the water in the tube. Learned something cool here Idea going to use this idea tonight!

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Posted by JohnnyK on Saturday, September 7, 2019 4:00 PM

My PPP showed up yesterday and I gave it a try today. It's nice because it can be removed with water. No sanding required.

Your comments and questions are always welcome.

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Saturday, September 7, 2019 4:28 PM

Sands easy as well, fairly quick with 320 or 400.  The hard Tamiya type Q-tips, damp, will leave it even with the surrounding surfaces.

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Posted by Silver on Sunday, September 22, 2019 7:42 PM

When working with acrylic‘s.Make sure you thin the paint just slightly because it will effect the PPP.Its not a strong putty.Good for small areas.Also,good for canopy seams against the fuselage.

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Posted by Silver on Saturday, November 30, 2019 12:20 AM

I had the same thing happen to me.Use the (PPP) .Lit dry.Shoot a gloss sealer.Then w/a very thin fine brush painted/a light metalic line.Next seal it .Take a clear decal film sheet and draw thin metallic lines using a enamel or acrylic thin paint marker aided w/a ruler.Seal the sheet w/clear gloss.after drying then cut out the lines and decal in the line .

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