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View Poll Results: What is your preferred Balsa Wood Sealer
Brodak sanding sealer 13 18.06%
Epoxy 0 0%
Diluted Elmers carpenter glue 3 4.17%
Full strength Elmers carpenter glue 1 1.39%
Lacquer automotive primer 0 0%
Enamel automotive primer 4 5.56%
Water based primer 0 0%
Plain old dope 4 5.56%
CA glue 1 1.39%
Elmers wood filler 25 34.72%
Spackle 1 1.39%
Other 20 27.78%
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Old 12-14-2020, 10:33 AM
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I always have and always will say NO to low VOC fillers/sealers.
Yuck.
Sanding my OT booster is worse than the SST.
Got that one just about done.
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Old 12-14-2020, 11:33 AM
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I always have and always will say NO to low VOC fillers/sealers.
Yuck.
Sanding my OT booster is worse than the SST.
Got that one just about done.

I still have a few bottles of Aero-Gloss!
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Old 12-14-2020, 12:47 PM
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I personally am trying to get away from using any balsa in my models if possible and replace it with various types of composites and foams. But if I was to seal balsa wood I would used low viscosity laminating resin.....

or maybe this:

https://www.solarez.com/
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I have several PINT and Half-Pint CANS of Aero Gloss Balsa Fillercoat and Sanding Sealer in addition to several 4oz jars.
I probably have enough to last my lifetime.
I know I have enough cans of Colored Aero Gloss Dope for a lifetime.
I have enough Stearman Red dope in Quarts and Pints to paint an entire full-scale Stearman Biplane.
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I personally am trying to get away from using any balsa in my models if possible and replace it with various types of composites and foams. But if I was to seal balsa wood I would used low viscosity laminating resin.....

or maybe this:

https://www.solarez.com/

Speaking of which: UV cured grain filler
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Old 12-18-2020, 02:58 PM
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Just say NO to anything but good old VOC-LADEN Dope for filling/sealing wood.
NOTHING is as good. Especially any water-based CRAPOLA.
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Old 12-19-2020, 07:35 AM
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I've been using this stuff lately, followed by Duplicolor FP101 or Bondo Gray Filler Primer:

https://deluxematerials.co.uk/products/sand-n-seal

The Sand 'n' Seal is much better for the lungs than Aero-Gloss (which would otherwise be my preferred method, still have a small stash), and sands quite good. I've also tried the EZE Kote, but it takes more coats.
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The Sand 'n' Seal is much better for the lungs than Aero-Gloss



Water based are also kinder to the environment in addition to your lungs (and skin).
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Aero gloss or bridal. Only way to fly.
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