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Old 07-16-2012, 09:52 PM   #1
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What do ya'll use when outside miters are no everso perfect ?
Caulk or Ready Patch to just fill in the minor gap prior to painting. I plan to do either and also shoot 2 23awg pinners in it.

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Old 07-17-2012, 10:45 PM   #2
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Caulk does not have a lot of structural stability to it and might get dinged up on an outside corner if it is part of a baseboard or chair rail. I guess if it is part of crown over your head you have no worries.

I would lean toward using the ready patch or even an epoxy type wood filler if they are way off. You can sand or otherwise tool them to shape too---caulk not so much. I usually have some of the material from Abatron around but the paint store will have other brands. With epoxies always make sure they are within the manufacturers expiration date.

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The only problem with wood fillers is they will tend to crack and not flex with the wood. I would lean towards caulk.
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I use Alex 230 and never had a problum.
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I use Alex 230 and never had a problum.
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It's not terribly off...just minor gaps. I was thinking of filling with caulk - with excess - and just cut the extra off - following the sharp line of the edge. Bad idea ?

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