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Tools & Supplies: Glue and Adhesives
Talk about sticky stuff.
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Putty HELP
Florida, United States
Joined: December 01, 2003
KitMaker: 681 posts
AeroScale: 11 posts
Posted: Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - 09:18 AM UTC
How long does it take for putty to dry. From most manufactors. I got squodron, MMD, testors.Going to get tamiya when I can get back to LHS.

Happy Modeling
Nevada, United States
Joined: September 07, 2005
KitMaker: 190 posts
AeroScale: 12 posts
Posted: Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - 12:32 PM UTC
When I use the Model master red putty or the Squadron green or white putties, I let them dry overnight just to be on the safe side. The Squadron stuff seems to take a little longer to cure than the Model Master stuff though, I donít know why. Iíve recently read about using liquid paper to cover over small gaps. So far I havenít had any problems with the liquid paper. If you decide to try it, let the part set for about 10-15 minutes before sanding.
Connecticut, United States
Joined: April 02, 2005
KitMaker: 3,608 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Friday, March 28, 2008 - 04:32 PM UTC
It completely depends on how thick the layer of putty is, and the humidity of the room. Thin layer in a low humidity room means a quicker dry time.
Personally, I've dumped all the modeling putties and always use Bondo Spot Putty. Much cheaper and works better. In a thin layer it can be ready to sand in half an hour.