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Allan--Deluxe Perfect Plastic Putty
« on: September 10, 2014, 06:04:29 pm »
while in the UK in May visiting my Whiffing brothers at Hendon, where I was warmly welcomed by the fellows there, Nick kindly showed me about the place, giving me a potted history of some of the exhibits and then shepherding me into the kit swap and sale area......he introduced me to the above-mentioned putty, saying that some Whiffers swear by this product....he urged me to invest in a tube, which came with a plastic nozzle that may be attached to the tube to allow precision placement of the putty...I've been using the stuff and am mightily impressed with it as it dries fast and is dead easy to sand, much easier than Mr Surfacer 500...I've been applying the stuff from the tube without using the nozzle and extracting the required quantity by inserting a file or piece of plastic into the tube and squeezing some onto it, but would like to start using the provided nozzle...the problem is that the nozzle is quite large and will result in quite a bit of wastage once I remove the nozzle and replace the cap onto the tube....quite a bit of the putty will remain in and presumably get hard in the nozzle....what to do and what do you do???...there's no cap for the nozzle so it can't stay attached to the tube of putty and so has to be removed once you've finished using the putty, leaving it full...I'd love to use the nozzle as I think it's a great idea, but how to use it without wasting the putty?????
and can the putty be thinned and do you thin it???
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Re: Allan--Deluxe Perfect Plastic Putty
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2014, 01:41:48 am »
Hi Allan

i don't know the product but would be interested in giving it a go if there was an Australian distributer.  Maybe trying "Mr Color Thinner 110" which they supplied me for Mr Gunze Surfacer might work as a thinner.  Certainly that product is available locally and does not attack plastic.

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Re: Allan--Deluxe Perfect Plastic Putty
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2014, 02:07:35 am »
Find some metal rod that will fit inside the nozzle, use that to push the putty down the nozzle when you're finished.

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Re: Allan--Deluxe Perfect Plastic Putty
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2014, 02:33:38 am »
that would solve the problem of putty remaining in the nozzle, but wouldn't solve the problem of wastage...thanks for the tip
Allan in Canberra

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Re: Allan--Deluxe Perfect Plastic Putty
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2014, 03:10:40 am »
Must admit Al I only ever spoon it out of the tube so can't help I'm afraid.

As for cleaning the tube ? While the putty is wet water works as treat So I assume you could thin it with water as well ? Would obviously increase the drying time though I would have thought.
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Re: Allan--Deluxe Perfect Plastic Putty
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2014, 01:46:12 pm »
funnily enough that occurred to me last night and I thought a toothpick or pin might be the go or even a blob of Plasticine...but it must produce an airtight bond or the stuff will harden in the nozzle...great minds think alike, eh Flyer???
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Re: Allan--Deluxe Perfect Plastic Putty
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2014, 07:58:38 am »

Saw this thread and thought I'd have a go so purchsed a tube and used it for the first time yesterday. Interesting consistency, far more creamier than your standard tube putty. My first thought was it was too 'wet' but if anything this actually helped in its application. I didn't use the nozzle but squeezed a small amount on to an old CD and then applied with a miniature artists palette knife. Worked it very well into the nocks and crannies and able to scrape off the excess and was surprised to find the excess on the cd I  hadn't used had not gone off and was fully useable.

I'll be sanding the kit tonight but so far I am impressed.

I believe you can thin it down, I'm not sure if it's in this one but there are several YouTube videos on line showing its usage. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stLzShlnrEk
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Re: Allan--Deluxe Perfect Plastic Putty
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2014, 05:55:17 pm »
All I've ever used was a palette knife.
Anybody know if this product is available in the US? Perhaps if goes by a different name.
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Re: Allan--Deluxe Perfect Plastic Putty
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2014, 06:32:16 am »
All I've ever used was a palette knife.
Anybody know if this product is available in the US? Perhaps if goes by a different name.

Kerick

This is the link to the distributors page on the Delux Materials site. Hope it helps

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http://www.deluxematerials.com/distributors.html#usa
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Re: Allan--Deluxe Perfect Plastic Putty
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2014, 12:51:02 am »
All I've ever used was a palette knife.
Anybody know if this product is available in the US? Perhaps if goes by a different name.

Kerick

This is the link to the distributors page on the Delux Materials site. Hope it helps

Chris

http://www.deluxematerials.com/distributors.html#usa

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Re: Allan--Deluxe Perfect Plastic Putty
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2014, 04:46:09 am »
Thanks for the tip Allan....maybe a mention to the distributors that they need a cap that keeps the nozzle clean for the next use ?

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Re: Allan--Deluxe Perfect Plastic Putty
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2017, 07:41:34 pm »
some modellers on Hyperscale were talking about this product and its drying out and one bloke suggested using an eye dropper to drop into the tube some water at the close of play and then storing it upsidedown...I do this now and it seems to be a lot smoother and exits the tube much more easily

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Re: Allan--Deluxe Perfect Plastic Putty
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2017, 03:18:45 am »
I roll the tube up and clamp it with a bulldog clip to keep it rolled.
I apply it with a stainless steel Tamiya paint stirrer.

However, having read from the beginning.  You got a nozzle?  I never got a nozzle with mine.  I feel gypped.
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Re: Allan--Deluxe Perfect Plastic Putty
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2017, 05:29:25 pm »
but I never use it, mate...it's yours if I can find it somewhere on the modelling desk
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Re: Allan--Deluxe Perfect Plastic Putty
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2017, 03:20:28 am »
S'all right Al.  i doubt i'd use it either.  I can see the wastage would be as bad as in the nozzle on a tube of bathroom sealant.
But thanks for the offer.
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