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Title: Deluxe Materials Perfect Plastic Putty
Post by: whb64 on October 08, 2017, 09:41:09 am
Deluxe Materials Perfect Plastic Putty

I don't know what you guys use for filling seams and general putty work, I started using Perfect Plastic Putty by Deluxe Materials and I have to say I think this is the best stuff I have ever used or seen.

It's water based so it's super easy to clean up.  Being water based also means you can dip your finger in water and run it over the putty to smooth it out and it is almost perfect at that point!  I use the syringe applicator and with that you can really get into nooks and crannies and apply the putty very precisely.  Virtually no waste.  It also takes minimal sanding... that is if you even need to.    Once it dries it is nice and hard and you can sand or drill it.  Super easy, super precise, and super easy to clean up.

I love this stuff!
Title: Re: Deluxe Materials Perfect Plastic Putty
Post by: karve on October 14, 2017, 06:35:01 am
Ya I like it as well. The only problem I have with it is that it dries up in the tube. I've added a bit of water to it occasionally to keep it soft but it doesn't last.
Title: Re: Deluxe Materials Perfect Plastic Putty
Post by: pakratt840 on October 14, 2017, 08:38:48 pm
Ya I like it as well. The only problem I have with it is that it dries up in the tube. I've added a bit of water to it occasionally to keep it soft but it doesn't last.

I've had the same issue with Perfect Plastic drying in the tube. I also like the Vallejo Acrylic Putty. It's also water based and is similar in workability to the Perfect Plastic Putty, plus it has a slender applicator tip with a cap. When I bought my PPP, it came with an applicator tip, but no way to seal it so you wasted everything in the length of the applicator. Perhaps they have corrected that packaging flaw.
Title: Re: Deluxe Materials Perfect Plastic Putty
Post by: whb64 on October 15, 2017, 04:38:53 am
So far I haven't had any issues with it drying out, but I haven't had it long term.

I have been using it with the syringe on the 537 Enterprise 'brick pattern' and so far it is a breeze to turn it into a 'smoothie'.
 
Title: Re: Deluxe Materials Perfect Plastic Putty
Post by: RockyD88 on October 21, 2017, 12:15:36 pm
 PPP definatly drys out.... I wish they sold 20 ml tubes for half the price
Title: Re: Deluxe Materials Perfect Plastic Putty
Post by: scottminium on November 08, 2017, 08:12:51 pm
After reading all the issues with PPP, I was still impressed with the results and tried to come up with a solution. 

First, don't use the applicator.  I use a putty or hobby knife to apply the putty.  Why?

Second, I use the original large flat cap as the base.  I store it standing up on the cap.

Third, after using it, I apply some saliva to the exposed putty, close the cap, and store it upright.

After six months I have had no issues with PPP drying out.  I might use a little more, but it is always moist and ready to apply.
Title: Re: Deluxe Materials Perfect Plastic Putty
Post by: whb64 on November 08, 2017, 09:16:46 pm
I haven't had any issues with mine drying out, even in the applicator syringe, but I haven't had it for 6 months or a year or anything like that.

For the syringe I just put it in a dixie cup with some water in the bottom and I haven't had a problem with it drying out... not yet at least.
Title: Re: Deluxe Materials Perfect Plastic Putty
Post by: RossW on November 09, 2017, 10:07:49 am
The biggest problem I have with PPP is the same as with artist putties - if you want to wet sand it to make it as smooth as possible you run the risk of pulling it all off if your sandpaper is too wet.
Title: Re: Deluxe Materials Perfect Plastic Putty
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on November 09, 2017, 12:23:09 pm
On a side note...

I know a lot of people haven't tried this, but Liquitex Modeling Paste is great stuff too.

Here's a link to a post I made back in 2015 about it: http://scifimodelaction.com/sfmaforum/index.php?topic=232.msg64780#msg64780 (http://scifimodelaction.com/sfmaforum/index.php?topic=232.msg64780#msg64780).

The Liquitex Modeling Paste is the same type of thing as Perfect Plastic Putty.  They both can be cleaned up using water, they dry hard, they're water resistant, they don't shrink, and you can even mix in acrylic paint to color the paste before application.

:)
Title: Re: Deluxe Materials Perfect Plastic Putty
Post by: whb64 on November 09, 2017, 06:17:32 pm
Thanks Gadgetron, that's a great tip/info.  I think I can source that easier than the PPP.  I know Micheal's sells Liquitex products, next time I'm there I'll have to check if they have this.