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Old 03-03-2012, 01:49 PM   #16
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If you nail the bead down securely above and below the dent, you can "tap" it back into shape enough to where you can finish it. I do it all the time. More mud will "pop" off, but it beats replacing the whole piece. At least give it a shot....

I did try tapping it but couldn't make any headway. You can't tell in the picture but the curved part is pinched together pretty hard.

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Old 03-03-2012, 02:14 PM   #17
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Yeah, maybe I should have qualified that statement with "sometimes" you can tap it out. It's usually worth a try....
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Old 03-03-2012, 02:16 PM   #18
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It's always worth a try when there is nothing to lose!
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:02 PM   #19
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i definitley wouldnt pull the full corner bead off cause you could damage the ceiling then thats a whole lot more work
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:05 PM   #20
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If I cut away the damaged section why do I have to overlap the new strip I add in?
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:58 PM   #21
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To heck with it, I pulled the whole bead down and bought a new one!
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Old 03-10-2012, 04:05 PM   #22
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Here is where I'm at now. I tore the corner bead off and replaced it.


I did one coat of Durock 45. While I think I will get by, I really stink at this and would never be able to make a living at it!




I had a terrible time mixing the Durock, I was picking lumps out the whole time. Any tips on mixing this stuff? Anything you see that you can give tips on I would appreciate.
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Old 03-13-2012, 03:48 AM   #23
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Ok, I just jumped in here...LOL- My bro put the thin aluminum strip in a corner of drywall and some of it looked ok, but down at the bottom wall wasn't straight and even looks damaged or has a wider gap in one corner. I cut the metal strip about half way up and will smooth it out, hopefully. If you have a deeper wider gap in one section what do you fill it with before putty and tape. can you put putty in the hole and let dry and then paper over it? I don't want the wall to crumpled in that one section. Help. It is like a gap but the crevice seems wider than the norm i have dealt with so far. This is first drywall experience and you guys have helped me so much. I am ready to paint when I finish this task
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:17 AM   #24
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Based on the colors, looks like you used easy sand which is a +++ bearing how rough you skimmed it.

Add water to bucket and then add the powder.
Not the other way around.
I just a paint mixer and it get's it lump free.
I have used quart sized containers and a margin trowel and it's pretty pasty.
Keep the product in dry quarters to keep it *Fresh*. Maybe you have a bad batch ?

On the next coat, try to skim it so there's as minimal sanding is required ;-)
And or run a knife over it while it's still green to smooth things out .
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Old 03-13-2012, 03:28 PM   #25
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I sanded everything down flat again. Its Durabond 45 which my friend calls "no sand" but I did it. I used a palm sander! I ended up wearing a mask!

I'm going to make the next batch thinner(I added the powder first, thanks for the tip) and apply it smoother and thinner.
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I would not recommend using a palm sander. use a hand pad sander and you will get better results.
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If you're able go sand it, you're using Durbond 45 Easy Sand....White Bag or Brown Bag.

IMO, Easy Sand is soft as sh1.....

I would recommend regular green lid all purpose joint compound. Skim easy and sandable.
Harder than Easy Sand IMO.
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:53 PM   #28
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It's the Brown bag. I hate to buy something else as I have a whole bag of that and I also have DAP wallboard joint compound but that stuff is pretty soft. It wasn't that easy to sand and I cannot mark it with my fingernail.

Normally I wouldn't use a palm sander but I was at the point where I was considering chipping it all out and I just wanted to knock it down quickly. I will definitely use hand pad sanders for the rest of the job.
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Ha. Brown bag - no wonder you needed the palm sander....

Brown bag is good stuff, but u need a skilled hand to work it - as it's not really meant to be sanded.
TOOL it while it's still green....
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I was thinking about mixing small amounts and applying just a bit at a time but I can see some flaws in that plan. All I can do is try my best. I watched a youtube video on corners and the guy said 3 coats. First one heavy, next two thin and as smooth as possible. To me it looked like he mixed the 2nd and 3rd coating thinner than the first.

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