EZ Fillet is a wood flour two-part putty designed for stitch-and-glue wooden boat construction. Can be measured by volume or weight. The resin (part A) is red in color while the hardener (part B) is a deep, dark green. When completely and properly mixed, a rich brown wood tone results. After mixing, putty thickens to form an easy to spread compound, which stays put and will not run or sag.
EZ Fillet can be used by itself to create smooth cosmetic fillets or as a structural fillet when combined with fiberglass cloth and may be applied by spatula or caulking tube. A convenient pastry bag technique can be used by snipping off the corner of a plastic food storage bag and filling it with mixed EZ Fillet. Adjust size of the hole to deliver the right amount of EZ Fillet. Designed for both cosmetic and structural fillets in stitch- and-glue wooden boat construction.
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Mix Ratio by Volume: 100:50
Mix Ratio By Weight: 100:44
Total Solids: 100 percent
Mixed Viscosity: 70,000 cps
Mixed Color: Red-Brown
Coverage at 1.5 mm: 25 square ft/Gal
Pot Life at 77 degrees F: 60 Minutes
Tack Free time at 77 degrees F: 6 Hours
Use protective gloves when working with this product. Use soap and water or white vinegar to get it off of your hands. Use Denatured Alcohol to clean off your tools.
I'm looking to fill holes in an old sinker cypress table. I need something I can paint a clear epoxy urethane over. Will this fillet work? Does the color approach cypres color?
not sure what color cypress is, but if I recall, it comes out somewhat grey/tan more than anything else......
This product is very tough and durable and it's also very dimensionally stable. Paint and varnish adhere well to it, but I believe you'll find it's a considerably darker color than natural cypress wood (To my mind, cypress is similar in color to yellow pine; this product is brown). Good luck.
Does this material "feather out" smoothly? I want to repair some interior mdf window jamb extensions for a painted finish. Will it telegraph a joint line in the future or crack away from the mdf?
Yes , it feathers out great!! Should work out just fine.
First, I doubt that the EZ Fillet would pull away from the edges of the MDF. It's extraordinarily tough, dimensionally stable stuff. That might be a minor downside in using it in your application in that sanding it smooth could be a minor challenge. Over a large surface it is just a bit grainy. You might consider topcoating the EX Fillet with SculpWood, another System 3 product that is much smoother and a little softer. Good luck.
The wood flour putty feathers out smoothly and shouldn't leave a joint or crack line if it is sanded and prime painted.
Just used some last night. It mixes up a little grainey (Not smooth)So if you are looking for a smooth paintable srface you will have to leave it proud of the surface so it can be sanded.As far as cracking, I have not this yet however my applications are fairly recent
In my experience the wet fillet has some surface tension that may pull the outermost portion back toward the rest of the putty. Leveling and feathering can be done with a plastic or wooden 'Popsicle' stick dipped in denatured alcohol. You can always wipe the cured fillet with spackling before you paint. The fillet is epoxy so you will not see it pull away from the mdf if you follow normal procedures; the only joint line problem you may experience relates to the differential expansion of the fillet and your mdf as humidity changes. I would not hesitate EZ Fillet for your repair.
I have never used this product on an interior project. Outdoors it is easy to use, feathers well,sands to a smooth finish.
I have a 52" metal tube hoop that has holes about every two inches. There is some rust out around some of the holes. I would like to fill the hoop with something that will help with the structural integrity. Will this product work?Thanks
need more info. Is the 'hoop' under stress tending to to buckle it, or are you just trying to correct the rusting? Many epoxies don't stick well to metals, but using a flexible pusher and taping over the holes you should be able to tamp down the hoop with glass fibers or colloidal silica mixed in a thin epoxy like system three 'laminating resin' or the like. I wouldn't use wood flour or Ez Fillet, can't modify the thickness enough to ensure nearly complete filling of a curved tube Grind or disc sand off the inevitable leaks and it will NOT collapse.If rusting is the main problem, I've no experience with that.ss
I don't know what a metal tube hoop is, or what kinds of stresses it undergoes, unfortunately, so I can't answer your question directly. I can say that I used EZ Fillet to fill gouges in the bottom of a drift boat. The boat runs shallow, rock-filled rivers and the product has held up very well. The product is regularly used to create structural filets in stitch and glue boat building, usually along with some fiberglass tape.
Would this be a good product to use to bond wood floor to fiberglass hull? IF not what would be the best option when replacing rotted floor? Thanks.
EZ fillet is not recommended for bonding. For bonding a cabin sole to the floors, I use and would recommend 5200 or similar rather than a less flexible solution such as epoxy.
EZ Fillet is used primarily to create fillets (rounded reinforcements within an angle created by, say, a hull side and bottom) in "stitch and glue" wood boat construction. It cures to a very hard, high strength compound, but I don't know about its adhesive characteristics. System Three has a fine tech services department and my very first suggestion would be to contact them. I'd speculate that you might look into using fiberglass cloth soaked with System Three marine epoxy at the junction of your fiberglass and wood elements. Good luck.
While this is a very very strong bonding material it is really designed for fillets. Its bulk would not make it a good substitute for a glue type requirement.
No, Instead use thickened epoxy after wetting out the deck area with a unthickend coat uesing slow hardner. Use 'West' 406 filler to make the thickened mixture, clamp with No.10 sheet metal screws. Next day remove screws and fill screw holes.
Good product but expensive
The idea of a self mixing adhesive is great and it worked as advertised - getting into tight spaces and sticking to surfaces to creating a great bond. My only issue is the packaging and price. Looking at the normal size tube in the product description, you would expect it the tube be full but - it isn't. It is only half full. I know the product description states just over 6 oz but that doesn't translate in the photo. Its sort of like seeing a big cereal box at the grocery store only to open it and see it is only half full.The half full tube combined with the high price of this product - $20 on average makes - it pretty expensive at over $3 per working ounce.After my two tubes quickly ran out, I had to go back to making my own.
Chapel Hill, NC
EZ to Mix EZ to Use
Easy to mix and use. Fills gaps small or large. Sets up up strong and weatherproof.
Jack of All Trades - Master of None
Mix the two components and off you go; no trying to judge the 'slump', or fooling with silica (potentially hazardous) or chopped fiberglas (ditto). S3 has done all of that for you, and wood flour is fine under biaxial tape for structural fillets. A beautiful smooth cosmetic fillet will result if you wait an hour or so, and then wipe it down with lacquer thinner on a fingertip. I've gotten all the s3 epoxy products on my skin daily for the last 5 years and had no allergic or other problems.
System Three EZ Wood flour putty
Easy to work with, but color was light brown, not the dark brown described in the literature.Otherwise it did a good job repairing a damaged wood railing.