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Panel lines-and how hard does Mr Surfacer dry?

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  • Member since
    July 2018
Panel lines-and how hard does Mr Surfacer dry?
Posted by JustPlaneJon on Thursday, September 24, 2020 7:00 PM

Hello all,

I'm getting started on a project right now and the default panel lines are too wide and deep, so I want to fill them in and scribe from scratch (yes I like torture and more work.) Just wondering what the best filler would be. My first instinct is to use thin CA glue to "capillary" the fluid along the lines. But I just recently bought the Mr Surfacer product, both 500 and 1000. was wondering how they fill in gaps/lines and how hard it dries. I'd appreciate anybody's input that has experience using these products. Use CA glue? Use Mr Surfacer? use a combination? something else altogether? I want the surface to be relatively hard, smooth, and even to make a nice working "canvas." Also I will prime before scribing, but want the best and most even under-surface possible. 


Thank you!

  • Member since
    January 2020
Posted by Space Ranger on Thursday, September 24, 2020 10:22 PM

I'd use stretched sprue or an epoxy putty such as Aves or Milliput. If you use black stretched sprue and/or black Aves Apoxy, then you don't have to preshade with black paint. Fill the panel lines, sand, lightly prime, then rescribe into the primer just enough to expose the black filler. Then spray your color coat(s).


  • Member since
    July 2018
Posted by JustPlaneJon on Thursday, September 24, 2020 10:35 PM

interesting. I like this idea of preshading with the filler. Thank you 


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