Working with Squadron's White Putty

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Working with Squadron's White Putty

Postby Kentishman » Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:36 am

Morning Modellers,
do any of you use Squadron Products' White Putty? I bought a tube recently and have found it very useful except that it seems to go beyond a workable state very quickly - say about 10 to 15 seconds. Is there anything that I can do to extend its pliable stage or is it just a matter of doing tiny pieces in succession? I may be too used to having 10 minutes or so when using Polyfilla when decorating.

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Re: Working with Squadron's White Putty

Postby Essex2Visuvesi » Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:29 pm

If memory serves its tuolene(sp) based so you can make it thinner by adding a few drops of tuolene to the dollop of filler.
Its good stuff I use it on model boats
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Re: Working with Squadron's White Putty

Postby johnco » Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:14 am

Don't breathe in the fumes.
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Re: Working with Squadron's White Putty

Postby Bushey Troughs » Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:51 am

Toluene, best stay away from it. Used to work for Usher Walker the printing ink company, they used Toluene in varnish, If it got to hot whilst mixing, it would explode and send cricket ball size lumps of molten varnish around the factory. It happened twice while I was working there, and I was only there for 9 months! Got a job as a mechanic for the Met police, far safer.

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Re: Working with Squadron's White Putty

Postby Kentishman » Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:24 pm

Yes, I had a few qualms about using toluene after looking it up in Wikipedia. I think I'll stick to small amounts quickly applied. Thanks to all for your responses.

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Re: Working with Squadron's White Putty

Postby Truffy » Sat Nov 30, 2013 1:03 pm

TNT is a derivative of toluene, but you have to use some pretty nasty chemistry to make it.

Other than that, the only significant hazards of toluene are its flammability and CNS effects (like glue sniffing) at higher atmospheric concentrations.

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Re: Working with Squadron's White Putty

Postby Bufferstop » Sat Nov 30, 2013 2:59 pm

The elevator to heaven, toluene and a fag. :evil:
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Re: Working with Squadron's White Putty

Postby dickgreen » Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:29 pm

When I use squadron putty to smooth out the corner joints of plastic structures I use a q-tip I think you guys may call them cotton buds, to smooth out the putty. Ive kept it soft for as long as it takes. I also use acetone to thin it to the consistency of thick acrylic paint and brush it on with a cheap throw away brush

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Re: Working with Squadron's White Putty

Postby dickgreen » Sun Dec 08, 2013 4:48 pm

I forgot to mention that I dip the q tip in acetone


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