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Old 22-01-2018, 04:59 PM   #1
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The forum on here is brilliant, I have got track now laid and ballasted, problems I have encountered have been covered before so a bit of night time reading has done me well.

I have been bought some Peco Platforms so decided to use them. I have got enough to join 5 together and end pieces to complete 2 platforms.

I was wondering what is the best stuff to use to hide the joins along the platforms before I paint them?? somebody said to me use polly filler, but was wondering if this would crack in time. I have also seen perfect plastic putty - is this any good??

Any advice would be greatly appreciated
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If that perfect plastic putty is the stuff from Deluxe Materials then it is good stuff and should suit your purpose. I would probably support the underside of the platform joint with a strip of plasticard to stop it from flexing too much before applying the filler.
Be careful not to apply too much that you have to do a lot of sanding - you will rub away the textured surface of the plastic.
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On plastic joints i have used Super glue Mixed with Talcum power. From poundland. When you mix the 2 it turns to a grey paste. It aill go off quick .Leave for 2 hours then sand down. DON'T over fill the gap. Try it on a pice of old plastic first then you will see what i mean. If i drill a hole on a model in the wrong place then i use this as well but put in from the inside out.
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Thank you Steve and Southern, will try both and see which is the better one
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