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Mr Surfacer 500 vs 1000 ?
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Saturday, June 11, 2005 - 01:34 AM UTC
What is the difference between the two Mr Surfacers?

I am curious to the benefits of Mr. Surfacer in general...

I know some use it for cast iron effects for armour but is its intended use as a gap filler?

What is its compostion? Is it a laquer or enamel or acrylic?

Cheers, Michael
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Posted: Sunday, June 12, 2005 - 05:40 PM UTC
Yes it can be used as a gap filler and 1000 makes a fine primer.

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Posted: Sunday, June 12, 2005 - 10:37 PM UTC
Mr Surfacer 500 will give you a coarser finish compare to Mr Surfacer 1000. Of course, there is Mr Surfacer 1200 with finer finishing.

You can use Mr Surfacer (brush or spray) for: -
1. Filler
2. Anti-skid surface
3. Cast iron effects
4. Mud build-up for armor

If I am I not wrong, Mr Surfacer is based on laquer but definitely not acrylic.

Addendum: I found an interesting article on Mr Surfacer here http://www.swannysmodels.com/Surfacer.html