Filler Powders are added to liquid Bote-Cote epoxy to thicken it to use it as a gap filling glue, or as a putty for filling holes and depressions or for filleting. It is also used to make a paste which can be smoothed over an uneven surface to allow sanding to a truly smooth finish once it hardens. These filling powders make epoxy more useful by altering its strength, texture, sandability, colour and whether it remains where it is put or runs out of the gaps before it goes hard.
- Bote-Cote filler powders are provided in three grades.
- Sanding Filler~ Light-weight and Easy to Sand for fairing
- Gluing and Filleting Filler~ For General Gluing and making fillets
- High Strength Filler~ For those ultra strong joints
All normally have a brown tint added to reduce finished paint colour variability due to imperfect paint cover and opacity. All BoatCraft fillers are blended from 6 or more ingredients. This is to make mixing and wetting the filler powder more efficient, to protect our users health and to assist our users to achieve a good finish to their work. There is a good information in the Bote Cote Book on using the Filler Powders.
The image on the left shows filler used in the stitch and glue construction of a Joey dinghy.
The graphic on the right shows a steel yacht hull which has been abrasive blasted, sealed with two coats of BOTE-COTE Epoxy Resin, then the hull faired with BOTE-COTE Epoxy Resin thickened with sanding filler to peanut butter consistency then sanded. AQUACOTE Epoxy Primer was then rolled onto the surface to protect it until the owner is ready to paint the hull with AQUACOTE Top Coat.