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Post  brian Sat Mar 02, 2024 3:56 pm

I think every builder knows how useful Milliput can be, but some tips for those who may not have used it yet. Note these tips are for the White Superfine version, but should also work for the other versions.

Always mix as close to 50/50 as possible. Mix them together as much as possible before using it, otherwise you may have bits that fail to set.

For mixing, I roll each part into a ball, then squash them flat between you fingers. Place one side on top of the other and tear in half. Continue to do this several times until you confidant its mixed. The milliput should be nice and malleable by now.

For detail work, use toothpicks or bamboo skewers to shape as needed. Its much easier shape now than later when its hardened.

Once applied, use a wet finger to shape it further. You can get a really good smooth finish as well as a sharp edge by just working the milliput.

Once hardened, sand back a little to remove any bumps or ridge, if you still need to remove material, now is a good time to 'pair' it by running a blade over it.

Finally, and probably the best tip Ive found to date. For any mixed milliput that is left over, place it in the Freezer to stop the curing process. It will be good for a couple of days at least. Just let it return to room temperature and your good to use it again.

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