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Old 10-19-2015, 09:25 AM   #11
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J b weld makes it too. They call it water weld. That always confused me here. As j b weld is a brand they make tons of different epoxys. I thought this was the stuff everyone was talking about when they said j b weld. I said I got that in my plumbing box. Little did I know it was a different epoxy that everyone else was using:-)
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Old 10-19-2015, 02:19 PM   #12
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I picked up the JB WELD Water Epoxy which is a putty. Set time 25 mins. Cure in 60. I used a plastic N-scale girder I bent with a heat gun to span the 3/4" gap on in the nose. I liked the consistency of the putty and ability to build it up and shape it with my fingers. We'll see how it goes.

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Old 10-19-2015, 02:27 PM   #13
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Thats what I use too. You can sand it smooth. You can also scribe stuff into it before it dries. It will work out good:-)
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Old 10-19-2015, 03:12 PM   #14
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Yay!!!!! Another convert to JBWeld products. It basically comes down to the consistency of the type you use, for shaping or molding, & the cure time.

Ernesthouse, You can use small files, sandpaper, Xacto knives, to get it into the original contour for a repaint, when you are done. The end product will probably be stronger than the rest of it. Plenty of great guys with good tips on this forum, which makes it fun being here.
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Old 10-19-2015, 06:06 PM   #15
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Did I hear Epoxy? I found the nose repair thread. To make a mold you do need a good shell. The smaller area you make the easier it is to remove and not break it. If you paint the mold with acrylic paint some of it will transfer. Give it a try.
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Old 10-19-2015, 06:07 PM   #16
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Ok, ummmmm, it's been 4 hours and the thick parts (3/16) are still soft and the rest is still tacky. That sound right for the putty? I was expecting 1 hour.
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Old 10-19-2015, 06:33 PM   #17
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I never used the putty. I prefer the 12 hour cure for strength.
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Old 10-19-2015, 07:20 PM   #18
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I think someone is getting impatient!!!!! LOL. You should give it a good 24 hours, and then recheck it. I get the same way, and just want to continue the repair, before it is ready.
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Old 10-20-2015, 11:51 AM   #19
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After 12 hours, it was still soft. I suspect the end of the putty roll didn't have enough hardener. The instructions say to knead it thoroughly. So I removed it and started anew. I wanted a second go at it anyway as I'm waiting for a part to repair my Dremel.

The putty definitely has a grey inside and white outside. It took a lot of kneading with a metal instrument to get it mixed. I had to move fast as it was obviously hardening much faster and I wanted to sculpt a chin on the left and right sides. After an hour, it's already hardened. FWIW

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Old 10-20-2015, 01:04 PM   #20
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Ernesthouse... You can get your photos to show up in your post by going to the "edit" function, choose the advanced option. Look up top on the toolbar and you will see an icon that looks like a paperclip. Click on that, and it drops a menu, and click "insert all". That will show the photos directly in the post, and viewers don't have to click on each attachment to view it.
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