Cardboard builds filler question

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    Cardboard builds filler question

    I did a search and a lot of the threads were pretty old, some from 2007. I am using WoFs Jetpack templates and building my pack with cardboard / chipboard of varying thicknesses. Besides bondo, because I like to go the non toxic route when I can, what do you guys like to use for fillers? I am thinking for seams and smoothing out corners, I can use either drywall compound or wood filler. I am just not sure which is the stronger of the two. Or if there is something better, i am open to suggestions!

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    Re: Cardboard builds filler question

    im at about that point on my jp as well so i could use some of this info....i was just planning on using bondo

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    Re: Cardboard builds filler question

    I know Bondo will work, but it is highly toxic and I hate having to leave my apartment and go somewhere else to work on something. I have seen other threads where people have used the wood filler and drywall compound, just wanted to see what the results were. I know that spackle is a no-no because it is brittle.

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    Re: Cardboard builds filler question

    It could work, the wood filler and the drywall compound, but if you want a non toxic substitute for Bondo I would suggest using epoxy putty like "milliput", it's becomes hard and easy for sanding.

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    Re: Cardboard builds filler question

    I was thinking that too, KaanE. I have Apoxie Sculpt which is the same as milliput. It works great for everything else so why not. It would have to be for smaller areas since it isn't as smooth as say the drywall compound or the wood filler.

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