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SouthPlatteDemon
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« on: April 14, 2010, 09:56:28 AM »

I want to fill this missing chunk on a sick slappy grind ledge.  It's on a public walkway so I gots to be pretty quick about it. 

Would just the regular concrete mix from Home Depot work and then I'm guessing I use water and some sort of drywall type tool to make it really smooth.

Am I on the right track here?  Google didn't get me results so I'm asking here.
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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2010, 02:00:41 PM »

you'd be surprised how good bondo works for chunks i've used it at a lot of spots. it dries quick, its super hard, and it lasts. the rad thing about bondo is that you can kind of "overfill" the hole, and then shape it after it dries with files and heavy sandpaper to make it the perfect shape. the knuckles in the pool coping at marginal are patched with bondo, and its held up for months.

or you can get some epoxy putty at home depot. there's this really cool shit that comes in a multicolored spiral tube that you just break chunks off of and can mix in your hand. i forget what is called, though. find the oldest dude at home depot and tell him you need to patch the steps at your grandma's house, and he'll point you in the right direction.


theres also this stuff, which i've heard good things about... https://www.mightyputty.com/flare/next
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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2010, 01:13:29 PM »

If it's just a chunk or crack use Bondo or any "plastic filler", it's the fastest too. I recommend going to a boat repair supplier to buy the stuff, it might be a little more expensive but there are so many different types of plastic filler I prefer a thicker filler then Bondo... it can be a little runny

If you have to use cement or you don't want to use chemicals you can use "pour stone", Cement All, Rapid Rock, or any self leveling cement, but you will be back for more frequent repairs.

If you want to use concrete you have to cut and dig the bad area out and go all new... a big job

So yeah… Bondo
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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2010, 01:22:27 AM »

Gonna see what this is like in the side walk cracks by my friends mini quarter... maybe next weekend
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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2010, 03:05:38 AM »

i'll tell you what it's like: it's a go. easy to work with too. kinda spendy, though.
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« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2011, 05:20:18 AM »

find the oldest dude at home depot and tell him you need to patch the steps at your grandma's house, and he'll point you in the right direction.

best advise about the hell hole named home depot, there is nothing worse than looking for something. and some stupid kid that has never worked with what you are doing trying to show you something that has no relevance to what you are actually trying to do...
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« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2011, 06:40:21 AM »

Ardex resurfacing is great stuff, sticks good, works easily and lasts.  Watch out for greasy spots though.  It has saved my ass several times when I had the wrong guy finish a patio or sidewalk.  If skating everyday it should last a year or two at least, I have a few patios it's been on for 10 +  years with walking/hanging out traffic that are still flawless.
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