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    Filler problems

    Hey everyone,

    I keep having problems with the filler I use on my structures.
    It dries far slower than the two hours it's supposed to need, maximally.
    Not only that, but after the filler IS dry, it is too dry and begins to crack up.
    Can anybody give me some pointers on how to make a better filler?
    The brand I'm using is Alabastine, it's a Dutch brand.
    Heeft er iemand ervaring mee?

    Thanks!


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    as for the drying time you should put it on in layers so it will dry faster. About the cracking I dont know, I was having the same problem recently. maybe I need to put more water.

    zeke

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    Slow drying:
    The trick here is to apply the stuff in layers, allowing each layer to dry before putting on the next. It does take quite a bit of time, but this method gives you more control over where the stuff goes than just shoveling it on. Also, try leaving the model in a well ventilated area, this can help it dry a bit faster.
    If the drying time really bothers you, try to limit its impact on your productivity by doing several projects at the same time. That way you can finish one, put it down to dry and pick up another piece, apply filler, put it down to dry and so on...

    Cracking:
    This is likely one of two problems. If you make your own filler from filler powder and water, you may need to adjust the amounts of each you use in order to stop it cracking(experiment a bit). If you use pre-mixed stuff, or just can get the balance of powder-water right, try buying a different brand and see if that helps at all.

    Hope this helps

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