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When I need to use my Minwax wood putty to imitate the treenails, I found the putty that had hardened in his box.

After some research on the web, I have found this video that contains a solution :




So I buy a small box of petroleum jelly (in Europe that product is named Vaseline) and it does his job : the putty has a second life





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There is one part of this that I suspect may cause a problem.

White pet does not evaporate, at least not in the temperature range where we can exist.

That means that the mixture will remain semi fluid.  On a hot summer day - could it flow out of a vertical surface?

What is the result of using PVA instead of white pet?  Is it compatible with the existing gemisch?

NRG member 45 years



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