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Gbotha
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Outdoor wood repair.

What would br best to repair damaged wood, and also  fill large gaps between Hardi siding? Bondo, Durhams??

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RussBoyd
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Re: Outdoor wood repair.

I don't think Durhams is for exterior. Are you painting over the repair?

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Gbotha
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Re: Outdoor wood repair.

Yes. Part of existing garage door frame, [2x6] was badly milled. Just want to build up missing area to match rest, then paint. Also, new hardiplank siding has a large gap, 1/2" between 2 pieces of hardi 1x4 trim pieces under a bay window. Need to fill that too. Caulk will sag too much.

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RussBoyd
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Re: Outdoor wood repair.

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Here's another product I just came across.  http://www.abatron.com/cms/buildingandrestorationproducts/woodrestorationmaintenance/liquidwood.html    Also, some infor on Durhams...   http://www.waterputty.com/pages/view.htm     Seems like it might be okay unless you have a high moisture area.  I think I'd go with the epoxy.

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dad4taylor
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Re: Outdoor wood repair.

There are a host of wood repair/fillers out there.  I've only ever used bondo and have never had an issue.... BuuuuuT... I did read somewhere that it was not a good idea.  I don't recall what the reason was but it made perfect sense to me at the time and I decided I wouldn't use it again.  Sorry I can't be more helpful

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2Chessies
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Re: Outdoor wood repair.

Try using Vulkem or something similar for your Hardi problem. There are also some other butyl adhesive/caulks that will work as well. Some of them require solvent clean-up but can be painted once they skim over. I would use the epoxy on the wood.Bondo sticks to it but will eventually crack and come loose because it does not expand and contract like the wood does.

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Sawdustr
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Re: Outdoor wood repair.

Hello Russ,

Thanks for the link to the filler in the video, where can it be bought? I didn't see anything about the resource of acquiring it and I don't think my hardware store handles it. They also will not buy only one quantity of the product just so I can use it and they would not know if the product would sell well enough to purchase a reasonable amount to stock their shelves.

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Re: Outdoor wood repair.

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You can use Wood filler, a.k.a. wood putty or wood patch.

They are typically comes in two varieties – water-based and solvent-based.

Solvent-based filler has long been in the industry and have a good reputation. Water-based filler won't dry out in the can as easily as solvent-based.


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