Really simple Question: Filler for steel.

Discussion in 'Metal Boat Building' started by ironcheerio, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. ironcheerio
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    ironcheerio New Member

    Hey I'm new to this site and pretty new to boats - so simple question...I am working on a steel hull yacht...It is blue. There are a few "dings" in the bow and on the side of the hull...though they are small they are big enough to need a bit of filler I think before I attempt to paint them. What is the best type of filler for nicks and small holes in steel?...remembering I plan to sand and paint after hoping to obtain as close to perfect color match as possible. Thanks in advance!
  2. MikeJohns
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    Epoxy (such as west system) with microballoons mixed in.
  3. Wynand N
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    Wynand N Retired Steelboatbuilder

    Interlux Epoxy Filler (900)
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