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Old 11-03-2011, 07:23 PM   #1
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I am taking out the windows in my boler to reseal them. I plan on making a wooden frame on the inside to acommodate blinds & valance. If I drill out the rivets holding the curtain rods what should I use to fill in those holes? without doing glass work on the outside. Thanks any Ideas will be helpful as this is my first boler project.
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:53 PM   #2
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If I drill out the rivets holding the curtain rods what should I use to fill in those holes? without doing glass work on the outside.
I used Marson® Spot and Glazing Putty Red, 12001 when I filled in holes in the Fiber Stream that the previous owner screwed extra tail lights to... When it set, I painted over the patch.
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Old 11-04-2011, 08:31 AM   #3
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Just be careful with a single component putty
They are for pin holes and very small scratches

Reason being over time the putty shrinks and will get brittle

When it's a air dry product something has to leave the putty to dry ( alcohol , water.ect )

Best bet is a two part
You may have to get more but it should be around the same price

Evercoat has a product called fiber tech
It's a fiberglass filler with Kevlar in it
Very strong
Body's Shops use it all the time
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For small rivet holes I use plain Bondo. It works well.
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The best product I have found is marine epoxy putty. It is waterproof and comes in white. You knead the two componects together because it is very thick and press it into the hole. I tape a little piece of teflon plastic over the repair till it sets and then pop it off. That gives it a slick appearance that matches better. A piece of polyethylene (milk jug)sprayed with dry silicone would work too.

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I too have used 2-part Marine Expoxy to fill rivet holes and the bolt holes where I removed the spare tire from the rear of my Scamp. It's sandable and paintable too.
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