04-25-2010 11:36 AM
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.
04-25-2010 12:13 PM - edited 04-25-2010 12:15 PM
Here's another product I just came across. http://www.abatron.com/cms/buildingandrestorationp
04-25-2010 08:19 PM
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
04-25-2010 09:25 PM
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.
04-28-2010 04:05 AM
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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05-01-2010 08:34 AM - edited 05-22-2010 09:30 AM
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.