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Old 07-30-2012, 09:52 PM   #1
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hey all - i have some various cracks, chips, peels, etc. in my siding. the siding is beveled cedar (lap style) and is has a decent coat of paint on it. i have plenty of experience patching things with Bondo brand all purpose compound, but haven't used many other products. my question is this: what is the best spackle/filler to use for this application? the compound in question will obviously need to harden and be sandable/paintable. also, i would prefer not to use a two part compound like the Bondo. thx for the help....

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elmers wood filler

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Post a picture.
Shallow dents can be sanded out and feathered.
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I like WoodEpox from Abatron. Note that it is a two part system though. It will never shrink or crack and you can tool or sand it easily. Not cheap though.

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I use this when trying to fill in old hindge mortises.
http://www.waterputty.com/

It's cheap to buy, sands easy and is harder then the wood when dry.
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I use this when trying to fill in old hindge mortises.
http://www.waterputty.com/

It's cheap to buy, sands easy and is harder then the wood when dry.

trouble is paint will not stick to it for long, especially outside
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trouble is paint will not stick to it for long, especially outside
Yup! I've pulled it out in chunks when somebody has used it outside. It just does not adhere well when it expands and contracts at such a different rate than the wood. Indoor environments do not have the extremes but I never liked the stuff much. It is fast in a pinch and I guess alright for filling hinge side of doors.
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I've used THIS for years and never had problems.

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Nice. Interesting to see what everyone out there is using. Good to know about the water putty, cause I was thinking about using it. It sounds like great stuff, just maybe not for this application. The Evercoat looks good too, but it's pretty much the same thing as Bondo. The WoodEpox looks good, but too pricey for me. Think I may give the Elmers a shot. Thx
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Nice. Interesting to see what everyone out there is using. Good to know about the water putty, cause I was thinking about using it. It sounds like great stuff, just maybe not for this application. The Evercoat looks good too, but it's pretty much the same thing as Bondo. The WoodEpox looks good, but too pricey for me. Think I may give the Elmers a shot. Thx

Don't bother, just about any other wood filling product is better
Rockhard water putty is the Behr of wood puttys
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I like WoodEpox from Abatron. Note that it is a two part system though. It will never shrink or crack and you can tool or sand it easily. Not cheap though.

Great product. We use there products and 2 part epoxys, wood fillers all of the time.
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how does that woodepox compare to two component bondo? or the 2 component minwax hi-performer filler?

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