Bote-Cote Filler Powders
Filler Powders are added to liquid Bote-Cote epoxy to thicken it to use as a gap-filling glue, like putty for filling holes and depressions or for filleting. It is also used to make a paste that can be smoothed over an uneven surface to allow sanding to a truly smooth finish once it hardens. These filling powders make the epoxy more useful by altering its strength, texture, sandability, colour and whether it remains where it is put or runs out of the gaps before it goes hard.
Bote-Cote filler powders are provided in three grades.
Sanding Filler~ Light-weight and Easy to Sand for fairing
Gluing and Filleting Filler~ For General Gluing and making fillets
High Strength Filler~ For those ultra-strong joints
All normally have a brown tint added to reduce finished paint colour variability due to imperfect paint cover and opacity. All BoatCraft fillers are blended from 6 or more ingredients. This is to make mixing and wetting the filler powder more efficient, to protect our user's health and to assist our users to achieve a good finish to their work. There is a piece of good information in the Bote Cote Book on using the Filler Powders.
The graphic on the right shows a steel yacht hull that has been abrasively blasted, sealed with two coats of BOTE-COTE Epoxy Resin, then the hull faired with BOTE-COTE Epoxy Resin thickened with sanding filler to peanut butter consistency then sanded. AQUACOTE Epoxy Primer was then rolled onto the surface to protect it until the owner is ready to paint the hull with AQUACOTE Top Coat.