What Is Epoxy Putty?

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Epoxy putty is a relatively inexpensive adhesive used in simple home, automotive or boat repairs. Putty is available at most hardware stores and typically costs $10 to $30 as of October 2009.

Function

  • Epoxy putty is generally used to bond two or more items together, or to fill in surface gaps on a wide variety of materials, including metal, wood, fiberglass, drywall or tile.

Types

  • Classifications of epoxy putty depend on its application. Automotive putty fills in gaps on cars, hobbyists use all-purpose putty for broad range of applications and marine putty repairs boats.

Process

  • To use epoxy putty, you will need to knead the two chemical components together and apply them to the desired surface. Once the components combine, the putty hardens at room temperature.

Shaping

  • Performing repairs starts by forming the putty on a surface into the desired shape. Sanding or other surfacing methods are usually required to give a seamless look.

Warning

  • Always wear gloves, masks and eye protection when working with epoxy putty to prevent chemical burns, skin irritation and inhalation of toxic fumes.

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