Repair, Don’t Despair
Small nicks and gouges are easy to fix using SeamFil. It works just like wood filler but it’s designed for plastic. Just work a little into the wound and scrape it flush using a putty knife. After the filler dries, use a utility razor to remove any excess. It makes a quick, easy repair that’s only noticeable at close range.
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All Safety Equipment & Supplies, AllSafetySupplies.com, 888-739-1080, Kevlar gloves, #SS-GLK600PD2, $5.
Woodworker’s Supply, woodworker.com, 800-645-9292, Freud LU97 double-sided laminate blade, #117-386, $90.
MLCS, mlcswoodworking.com, 800-533-9298, 1/4-in. spiral down-cut bit, # 5177, $14.
Woodworker’s Hardware, wwhardware.com, 800-383-0130, 8 oz. RooClear melamine glue, #R8012, $4; 16 oz. Titebond Melamine Glue, #F4014, $7; 50-ft. roll of white 15/16-in. self-stick tape, #FCFESP 1516 50WH, $14; Double-sided hand edge trimmer, #VIAU 93, $13; SeamFil, 1-oz. squeeze tube: white #K901, black #K914, almond #K941, $4 ea.
McFeely’s, mcfeelys.com, 800-443-7937, 52 white PVC peel and stick caps, #FCS-6100, $2; FlushMount carbide drill bit, #FCS-6050, $40; 52 white PVC peel and stick caps, #FCS-6100, $2.
This story originally appeared in American Woodworker September 2004, issue #109.