View Full Version : New Approach for Large Gap Filling
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02-23-2010, 04:38 PM
I know we have all seen the super glue and baking powder method for small areas, but what about those LARGE areas that we need to fill??? We cant use apoxie or fixit sculpt, epoxies, etc because they will add a LARGE amount of weight.
Here is your answer:
Spray a very fine amount in the area and it expands. You can cut the excess off when dry and it is lighter that air! I just used this in the belly of my massive combiner I am building and it worked GREAT!!! Only thing is that it can not be painted with anything other than acrylics or it will melt away, but I don't recommend this for anything other than a space filler that will be covered.
I've used this gunk for ages. Works great to make something feel so much more solid(like knockoffs for example). I usually put fixit sculpt over it so I don't have to worry about it melting or anything.
02-25-2010, 11:34 AM
Baking soda and superglue?
02-25-2010, 11:53 AM
02-26-2010, 06:56 AM
oh yeah this might be the solution for one of these gaps i need to fill !!!
*that sound weird*
i have always been filling up gaps with Apoxie Sculpt and most of the time it makes the figure too heavy to maintain some positions, thanks for this !!! :)
02-26-2010, 07:27 AM
Is that like Fix-a-flat? Just a spray foam.
Totally different applications. Both have there own specialties. Try using superglue an Baking soda to fill any area more than a cm deep and wide, don't think so. lol
03-06-2010, 01:46 AM
I've used that stuff for home repairs and sealing gaps (most recently on an A/C unit over the summer).
It's a sticky foam that dries into an almost hard spongy styrofoam sort of thing (a bit thicker and more durable than styrofoam though). DEFINITELY wear gloves with this stuff or be damn careful using it. And only spray a small amount, as Zildjian said, it expands and fills the area--too much and it's a waste, then you'll be cutting off tons of excess.
03-06-2010, 02:05 AM
Used this stuff last summer to stuff a hole in place I was living in so the wasp wouldnt come in.
other negative part of using the sculpts to fill is that it can get costly.
04-10-2010, 06:25 PM
Hi guys! I just signed up for this forum yesterday. I really enjoy seeing the high level of skill the customizers here have.
I wanted to add an idea to this thread. I know some sculptors use aluminum foil to fill in or block out an area before applying the actual sculptural coat (plaster, etc). I crumple it up to make the basic proportions for a solid sculpt for instance... and then add Apoxie Sculpt on top. Maybe that would work for this product's applications as well...
04-11-2010, 07:20 PM
This is great. I use the baking soda and superglue method for a hell of a lot of different stuff, but have been looking for something for larger gaps. Guess this is it.
01-30-2011, 04:37 PM
I am looking for something like this to do some filling. I'd like to hear some recommendations from those of you who've used this foam about which epoxies would be best to go over this stuff once it dries and has been sanded. I read that Fixit will bond to it but I've had some problems with it bonding to some things and I'm not sure why. Anyway, I'm looking for something like putty. Does the "green stuff" and "white stuff" eat the foam or will that work? Any suggestions would be great, thanks.