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I dont normally post in this section but I'm doing some work on my own home and was hoping to get some advice on fillers. I have about 4000 SF of new siding I need to prep in the next few weeks. The lower 3' section is over concrete and being fastened with 1/2" head concrete screws. The upper half over stick framing have will be fastened with (2) stainless steel ring shank nails with slightly countersunk 1/4" heads.

For the larger holes on the bottom section, I'm thinking I need a bondo/spot-lite type filler so I dont run into issues a few years down the road. For the upper section that will have the smaller holes I'm thinking of a high quality exterior spackle.

Any recommendations on specific products and my plan of attack?

Pictures below show the 1/2" diameter concrete screws installed. Upper material is just temporarily fastened with finish nails for now and will be nailed off today.



 

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If you can leave them flush or only slightly sunk no need to fill IMO. If you are back rolling or brushing that will help fill the cavity. Caulking would be a more durable product though harder to finish.
 

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Sherwin has a lightweight int/ext spackle that's non-shrinking. You can make it flush with a putty knife and you won't even see the dimples.
 
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