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Old 04-14-2015, 09:13 PM   #1
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Elmer's Wood Filler MAX


"Oh cool, they've rebranded to sound extreme."

That's what I thought to myself when I bought this.

What is this granulated baby poop colored nonsense and what have you done with my wood filler?

We'll see how this sands out tomorrow, but as of now, I'm angry! Oh baby am I angry!

Ok, I'm not really angry. What gives with this stuff though? Am I going to be angry for reals tomorrow?
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I tried it, it's ok... sands fairly easy, I don't like the gritty feel myself.

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The point is to fill minor imperfections before final sanding, no?

Why are you putting sand in it? Makes it difficult to stuff sand into a joint that's smaller than the width of a grain of sand. I had to keep going back and working it to get a good smooth spread.
It also made crowning the stuff really difficult. It's like they expect you to always scrape it off totally flush.
How much pull does this forum have? Elmer, are you hearing me!? hah
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They've reformulated it twice now. They went from Elmers Carpenters putty which had an indoor outdoor rating to Stainable putty which only had an indoor rating. It had wood particles in it that were suppose to make it stainable, it sucks. It's not smooth like it should be. Now they came up with this tough stuff, suppose to hold screws. That's not what putty is for. It's for filling small holes quickly.

They need to bring back the original. And now.
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The good stuff....

http://www.amazon.com/Elmers-Carpent...rs+wood+filler
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I used the old indoor / outdoor stuff, none of the newer stuff - I don't like it.
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I hated it to the max.
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I used the old indoor / outdoor stuff, none of the newer stuff - I don't like it.
Trouble is finding it.
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Looks like Lowe's has it. HD sure doesn't
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I liked the smooth creamy filler that went on pink
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Sucks all variations of it, imho.

Famowood, water and solvent base.

Bondo is my favorite, under laminate of course
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Trouble is finding it.
Haven't seen it, so no trouble...
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Sucks all variations of it, imho.

Famowood, water and solvent base.

Bondo is my favorite, under laminate of course
The original is good for custom fitting pistol grips. Build it up where you want, rasp it off, whatever. You can just use the ugly grips, or copy them into nice wood...
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That's what I went in there attempting to buy.

I have an old tub in the shop but I didn't think I'd have enough in there, so I picked up a new one.

Why would you ever take that off the market? I assumed people were using it constantly. Am I the only one who can't make a tight joint?
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I get upset when my joints are bigger then .002". I don't use much putty either.
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Man, you should see some of the ones I shmeared that stuff on today. There was one that damn near could have used a shim!
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You can still get the regular tan stuff. The Max is pretty good for making repairs and then skimming over the surface with something like MH. For just filling nail holes, it's too fiberous and takes too much effort to sand.
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Noted. Thanks for the heads up.
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If you can find this stuff, give it a shot:

http://www.thepaintstore.com/Synkolo...er_p/940-8.htm
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You can still get the regular tan stuff. The Max is pretty good for making repairs and then skimming over the surface with something like MH. For just filling nail holes, it's too fiberous and takes too much effort to sand.

Thin it a bit with water and use a pallet knife, works like a charm. Still hate the Max crap It is readily available and great for mixing colors to match wood. Walnut in particular. I hate light fills in the dark grain and vise versa. Have used it frequently.
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