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Gel magic
« on: September 14, 2022, 12:48:57 PM »
Way back when I saw Rbob reference a product called gel magic.  I bought some, and it is awesome.  I have been using it primarily for filling holes that need a screw.  It seems to not be too hard, and cause screws to break.  It works upside down without running or dripping and is thin enough its easy to squirt using a syringe.   I wish I discovered it long ago. 
   Try it youll like it!

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Re: Gel magic
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2022, 04:05:22 PM »
Dude, haha.. I have been looking for this (and didn't know what I was looking for). I gave up on over-drilling and filling and drilling holes for non-exposed areas a while ago, this stuff looks money for all the screws that I am putting everywhere like you say. Too bad I didn't know about this a couple months ago

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Re: Gel magic
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2022, 05:32:25 PM »
Its the bomb yo!

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Re: Gel magic
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2022, 02:56:43 PM »
So when you guys use this stuff I assume you are still drilling the hole oversize? Before putting the Gel in the hole do you need to wet it out the hole with epoxy or just drill and fill? I assume the big bonus is there is no shrinking and just a drill, fill, sand one time and it's done. Please advise if I'm on the right track.
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Re: Gel magic
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2022, 08:12:31 AM »
Sometimes I wet the hole, sometimes I just jam it in there, oversize drill and fill. I have been using this for stuff that I want to use a screw with instead of a bolt mostly. It seems like it doesn't become brittle when it cures, so a screw will bite and hold. Maybe I am mistaken tho and will have a bunch of stripped screw holes to deal with down the road :)

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Re: Gel magic
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2022, 09:47:39 AM »


I'd recommend wetting out the (oversize) hole first ... assuming gel may not 'soak into' the end grain as well.  Best to be sure so you don't have rot someday.

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Re: Gel magic
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2022, 05:56:28 AM »
Yes, wet the hole with unthickened epoxy.  I bought a jug of wood handle q-tips at oreilys. They are really good for this kind of job. Overdrill the hole, I have been putting a chamfer on every hole before I fill it. I found some heat shrink tube that fits nicely over the syringe tip so I can reach the back of the hole and fill from there. 
  Its great stuff.  I use it tons on painted surfaces and it wont sag or run out of the hole!

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Re: Gel magic
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2022, 07:54:08 AM »

Got a pic of your heat shrink tubing on a syringe?
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Re: Gel magic
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2022, 01:53:40 PM »
no, but i can come up with one!!  I will be out in shop a bit later

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Re: Gel magic
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2022, 02:05:01 PM »
no, but i can come up with one!!  I will be out in shop a bit later
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Re: Gel magic
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2022, 07:52:54 PM »
Sorry for the bigness

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Re: Gel magic
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2022, 12:12:23 PM »
Internet is so slow here, looks like 4 hours to download...lol
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