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  1. Baddblood's Avatar
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    Oct 11, 2003, 12:35 PM - Fillers #1

    To even out the damage on a DP deluxe and get a smoother helmet ala AOTC one would need to fill out the dremeled battle scars, what would be the best way to do this? any techniques that you prefer? how do you make the filler stick to the helmet? and does the material take paint well?
    Thank you,
    - Jorge
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    Oct 11, 2003, 12:38 PM - Re: Fillers #2

    Plastic autobody filler is the best thing to use. Just make sure you "key" the areas that need to be filled with 80 grit sandpaper to provide the best adhesion. Once you prime the helmet, you will have an excellent surfeace for paint!
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    Oct 12, 2003, 7:15 PM - Re: Fillers #3

    What is it you mix w/ super glue as a filler???
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    Oct 14, 2003, 3:07 PM - Re: Fillers #4

    BAKING SODA, although I've never tried it, it's what all the hobby people say anyway.

    Geoff
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    Oct 14, 2003, 3:29 PM - Re: Fillers #5

    I tried some modeling putty on some of the more incospicuous scratches; Lets see how that turns out. If it doesn't work as well as I hope it does, I'll try some bondo even though the thought of doing the entire helmet kind of intimidates me.
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    Oct 14, 2003, 4:20 PM - Re: Fillers #6


    Geoffett wrote:

    BAKING SODA, although I've never tried it, it's what all the hobby people say anyway.

    Geoff
    Thanks!
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    Oct 16, 2003, 12:16 PM - Re: Fillers #7

    Modeling putty didn't work well. even after it dried it kept absorbing the primer coats... I guess Bondo's the next step.
  8. Oct 22, 2003, 8:11 PM - Re: Fillers #8

    Yup, baking soda, or talcum powder. Both have been used for years. Also, an accelerator for the glue comes in real handy.
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    Oct 23, 2003, 5:23 AM - Re: Fillers #9


    Baddblood wrote:

    Modeling putty didn't work well. even after it dried it kept absorbing the primer coats... I guess Bondo's the next step.
    It'll do that at times, it usually does. As long as your satisfed with filled defect and it is smooth, the paint will cover it fine.

    I have used modeling putty most my life.

    Lynn