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flobiwan

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Need help fixing a scratch
« on: April 24, 2012, 05:14:55 AM »
I scratched the plastic right above Toms' beak with the coping saw when i was cutting the globe off.  It's small but deep. Does anyone have any ideas of what to use to fill that in?  Someone suggested drywall spackle which i'm going to try but i was wondering if there was something made for plastic that i could use instead.


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Re: Need help fixing a scratch
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2012, 04:53:15 PM »
Epoxy resin or super sculpty might get you where you want to go... avoid exothermic products like bondo, unless you're looking for a melted Servo head ;)

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Re: Need help fixing a scratch
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2012, 08:05:54 PM »
Don't epoxy resins also generate heat? 

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Re: Need help fixing a scratch
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2012, 08:20:06 PM »
I just got another snack dispenser on Ebay for $3.00!  Now i can just swap the lip out.  Here's hoping i don't scratch this one!

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Re: Need help fixing a scratch
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2012, 10:51:49 AM »
Off the shelf "5 minute epoxy" doesn't generate the kind of heat that Bondo does...  making it safer (at least in my mind) for little projects like this.

Glad you found a replacement!

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Re: Need help fixing a scratch
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2012, 02:10:03 AM »
Yeah, 5-minute plumber epoxy would work just great.  I would think Bondo glazing putty (the red stuff) would work well too.