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Anyone ever use it instead of wood fill blocks? I don't have any of the bigger equipment and won't for a while just wondering if I can use that instead of wood filler blocks?

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Jim,

At first it sounds like 'Great Stuff' would be an excellent option for filler blocks.  However, I think it may cause more issues than it solves.  When Great stuff cures, it expands to fill the space available.  My main concern is the false frames and bulkheads might be 'pushed out of alignment' when 'Great Stuff' cures.  Also, will glue bond to it?   

I've made filler blocks by filling in the space with smaller pieces of balsa wood and then sanding it down.  Filler blocks don't need to be pretty, they just need to be functional. 

Dee Dee

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Ok thanks Dee Dee. Looks like someone moved this. Thats why I couldn't find it. Thanks. That makes sense. 

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I am still gathering the tools I need but starting preliminary work. Nothing to show just yet.

 

Fair American

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  • 4 years later...

There is a non-expanding version of "Great Stuff". That said, my experience with this stuff suggests that it might be difficult to shape. It's also very messy to use and a can is only good for one application because everything locks up as the foam hardens. It's use once and throw the can away.

Richard

 

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I'm not sure where I saw it, but one our builds someone tried foam.  It didnt' end well as I recall.

Mark
"The shipwright is slow, but the wood is patient." - me

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