Old Models - Body Filler Substitute - edlithgow

This isn't fully evaluated, since I don't generally do cosmetic repairs. I feel that holes are natures way of improving ventilation and drainage, but I had some aluminium foil and sunflower oil left over so I crumpled it into a hole in my sill and burnished it down by rubbing with the rounded end of my T-bar. Took about 3 minutes.

Been in situ for maybe 3 years now. Not much use to me but I think it'd work well for filling holes in door skins, if you like that sort of thing.

PRO's : No shelf life, won't attract moisture or promote corrosion (at least not as much as polyester filler ), can be obtained in Taiwan (unlike filler) , could probably be sanded (untested)

CONS : Won't do shallow scratches (at least unmodified), fairly pointless (like polyester filler).

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Old Models - Body Filler Substitute - skidpan

Ali foil and sunflower oil in boywork holes.

Must be the bodge of all time.

Don't think it would pass a UK MOT.

Old Models - Body Filler Substitute - edlithgow

Ali foil and sunflower oil in boywork holes.

Must be the bodge of all time.

Don't think it would pass a UK MOT.

"the bodge of all time"? Phooey.

I've done MUCH bigger bolder and bodgier bodges than that, (ferrocement box section, anybody?) AND got them through UK MOT's, but I no longer have to worry about UK MOT's.

This is obviously a non-structural, cosmetic "repair" technique, as is any use of body filler.

In this case it happens to be in a little hole in a sill, which MIGHT be a UK MOT failure, since sills are structural, though it is a very small hole.

It just happened to be a hole that was handy when I did it.

Used as suggested, say to fill a hole in a door bottom, there wouldn't be any possible structural implications.

So unless the UK MOT has got even more anal in my abscence, it'd be fine.

Old Models - Body Filler Substitute - bolt

Reminds me of the 70`s bodges, but what was the oil for? it would have been more use for cooking or lubricating.

Old Models - Body Filler Substitute - edlithgow

Reminds me of the 70`s bodges, but what was the oil for? it would have been more use for cooking or lubricating.

Retro-cool then?

I did once try sunflower oil as an assembly lubricant.

BIG mistake, since it sets solid, and is a pretty strong adhesive.

This isn't too surprising, since it forms epoxides by oxidation, but I didn't know that then.

That cooking idea might just work though. Good to see someone thinking outside the box.

 

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