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    Hello all ,

    Ok my problem is this .
    I have a plantation shutter that has been exposed to water . The vertical end piece has sucked up some water and the wood has gone soft . The construction would appear to be pine with a hard vinyl outer covering ( except for the end where it is exposed pine of course )

    I have dug out the soft pine and treated it with "Earl's Wood Hardener"

    So now I have this hollow section about 5cm x 2cm and about 6cm deep. Its getting close to where the hinges screw in on the side, so I'm thinking is there some sort of epoxy liquid I can pour into the void to fill up ?

    I don't want something that is going to expand too (if at all ) as I don't want it to damage the vinyl shell .

    Or would that be just too simple ?

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    Builder's bog.

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    Yeah , I've got some of that . But I was thinking if there was a more liquid substance that would run into the void and not have any air pockets . As I said its close to the hinge screws so I want to get a good a good key .

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    Can you just use epoxy? Heat with a hair-dryer it'll run and then cure quickly.

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    Thanks BBoB . Do you have a product name ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lgc67 View Post
    Thanks BBoB . Do you have a product name ?
    I actually meant just normal Araldite. You can get thin epoxy for boat building etc. but if it's too thin it'll end up running all over the place. I'd still go for the builder's bog and just carefully work it right in there.

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    Marine epoxy. It's about as thick as honey. Can be thickened with flour (from the pantry) if needed.

    Bote-Cote Reliable Marine Epoxy
    https://www.carbatec.com.au/joinery-...ors/epoxy-glue
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    AHH Aralditete the Greek god of strength

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    Quote Originally Posted by Random Username View Post
    Marine epoxy. It's about as thick as honey. Can be thickened with flour (from the pantry) if needed.

    Bote-Cote Reliable Marine Epoxy
    https://www.carbatec.com.au/joinery-...ors/epoxy-glue
    The guy over the road is building a wood boat . I'll hit him up for some boat epoxy .

    Cheers Gentlemen

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    Polyester resin (used for fibreglassing) is available from the big green shed, but if you can find a fibreglass supplier, even better. There are a range of materials you can use to "thicken" to a paste, with the most common household item being talcum powder. You can mix it to whatever thickness suits before you add the catalyst.

    If you want to avoid it sticking to something, give that something a couple of coats of wax before you start, blue masking tape makes a great "dam", and the final product can be sanded and polished.

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