Filling in the gap

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Benihana, Dec 16, 2003.

  1. Benihana

    Benihana Stunt Coordinator

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    What happens when you are building a box, and one of the sides is like 1/8" short, what can i use to fill in this gap?? Should i get a real thin piece of wood and glue it between both sides? .Thanks.
     
  2. Jamie=B

    Jamie=B Auditioning

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    On car boxes we use fiberglass to form a box Iam sure it will patch one of you fill the thickness of the gap. Make it a smooth as possible than bondo it for a smooth finish..
     
  3. Dave Poehlman

    Dave Poehlman Producer

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    I'd probably caulk the inside well and, when that's dry, fill in the gap with wood filler or bondo and sand smooth.
     
  4. Benihana

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    anybody know how much wood filler is?? Thanks.
     
  5. DaveKahler

    DaveKahler Stunt Coordinator

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    couple bucks
     
  6. Jeff Meininger

    Jeff Meininger Second Unit

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    Bondo is better than wood filler, I've found. Wood filler is easier to apply, easier to sand, and smells a whole lot better than bondo, but it also doesn't adhere as well and seems to be more brittle than bondo.

    Either one will probably work, but a small can of bondo is worth the extra few bucks IMHO.
     
  7. TimForman

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    Bondo. Wood filler is not going to handle something that large very well.
     
  8. Wayne Ernst

    Wayne Ernst Cinematographer

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    From the inside, you could fill the gap with a tube of Liquid Nails. This stuff is under $2.00 for a tube that will fit into a caulking gun. It will make a very good seal for that 1/8" crack. However, filling the outer part of the crack might be a bit tough. You could try shooting some of the Liquid Nails adhesive into the crack and sand it after 24 hours or so (after the adhesive has dried.)
     

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