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View Poll Results: What is your preferred Balsa Wood Sealer
Brodak sanding sealer 13 18.31%
Epoxy 0 0%
Diluted Elmers carpenter glue 2 2.82%
Full strength Elmers carpenter glue 1 1.41%
Lacquer automotive primer 0 0%
Enamel automotive primer 4 5.63%
Water based primer 0 0%
Plain old dope 4 5.63%
CA glue 1 1.41%
Elmers wood filler 25 35.21%
Spackle 1 1.41%
Other 20 28.17%
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Old 02-22-2021, 09:08 AM
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Epoxy is tough, but also the heaviest possible method.
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Old 02-23-2021, 06:58 PM
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Right now I'm doing watered down Elmo's wood filler.

I've done the sticky paper and glued edges. Good results.

I scored a bottle of AeroGloss Dope Sanding Sealer a few years ago.

I crack it open and take a whiff and it brings me back to my teens building balsa model airplanes.

BTW, you can make your own sanding sealer like AeroGloss.

Nail polish and baby power.

A 90/10 mix. Give or take a few.
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Old 02-24-2021, 05:43 PM
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Clear Nail Polish is nitrocellulose "Nitrate" dope.
While it will work in a pinch to make Balsa Fillercoat when mixed with Talcum, Clear Butyrate dope for the base is better.
I don't know of a way to make home-broo Sanding Sealer, which is a mixture of "plasticizers" dissolved in Butyrate Thinner.
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