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Re: [Michalak] thickeners? > Framing Bulkheads, Transoms, and Temporary Frames

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  • John Boy
    Pretty much.  There are several different thickeners you can use, microballoons, sawdust, flour, baby powder.  The best are thickeners that don t absorb
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 21, 2013
      Pretty much.  There are several different thickeners you can use, microballoons, sawdust, flour, baby powder.  The best are thickeners that don't absorb water.
      John Boy
       


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      From: Roger Padvorac <roger@...>
      To: Michalak@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thursday, March 21, 2013 11:53 AM
      Subject: Re: [Michalak] thickeners? > Framing Bulkheads, Transoms, and Temporary Frames


       
      Thank John, I hadn't known that about Bondo, and I've known several people who do auto body work.

      I've never mixed a thickener in with an adhesive. I've never been around people who did this, and never picked up the habit, even though I did a lot of construction work when I was in college. The solution was always to buy an adhesive premixed for the specific use.

      Its been a real education listening to people here talk about adjusting the runniness/thickness of adhesives. It sounds much like a cook simply adjusting the thickness of a stew or gravy.

      So now I'm wondering, is there any adhesive that you can't mix thickeners in?

      With super fast reacting adhesives like super glue, mixing in a thickener would be problematic.

      However, other than the speed issue, it seems like any kind of material that the adhesive is compatible with could be used as a thickener for that adhesive, if the material was powdered fine enough. Is this true?

      Sincerely,
      Roger

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "John Boy" <t1ro2003@...>
      To: <Michalak@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Thursday, March 21, 2013 4:37 AM
      Subject: Re: [Michalak] Re: Framing Bulkheads, Transoms, and Temporary Frames

      Bondo is that polyester resin stuff prefilled with thickeners and sometimes strands of fiberglass that auto body shops use to repair dents and rust holes. Titebond is just PVA woodglue that's relatively water proof.
      John Boy

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