Help me out guys, basic question

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Old 06-09-07, 08:44 PM
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Help me out guys, basic question

I have a shed that I am trying to repair and I want to fill in some spots where there are dents/chips in the exterior wood. It's just cosmetic stuff but I want to try and fill everything in before I prime and paint.

Is there anything cheap that I can use like a joint compound or filler?

I know I could use wood filler but it would probably get expensive(some spots as large as a fist and about 1/2 inch deep)... then I was thinking of diluting some outdoor weather caulk with water...

Any thoughts on what I could use? thanks.
 
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Old 06-09-07, 09:13 PM
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Bondo is one approach. Of course you will need to sand it down and seal it completely so that water does not get under it and make the future condition worse than the present.

Another approach is to cut wood plugs that exceed the damaged area. Cut holes and install the plugs. It could be quicker than applying some form of filler.
 
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Old 06-09-07, 09:25 PM
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A Bondo second cousin is made for wood by Minwax, mixes like, smells like, works like bondo, but, like I said, made for wood. Probably the same stuff in a different can.
 
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Old 06-15-07, 08:10 PM
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I'd go with the bondo too. It is the same stuff as you use on a car. I've used it on everything from painted molding to a guitar body.
 
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