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I just received my copy of Old Cars Weekly.
There is an Add for a new product called Kwik Poly
which when mixed can be used for repair of (in my case some of my wood)as well as many other things.
My questions is has anybody in our Club heard of and or used this product? There web site is www.kwikpolyllc.com.
Sure sounds great. I havent tried it yet but will be watching your note for replies to see what others think. I could use this on mt 5th wheel trailer to preserve some rotting wood in the interior framework.
Thanks for the helpfull posting
Ken(s) I used a similar product, PolyAll, on much of the wood on my wife's '27 Star cabriolet. It did a great job at making spongy wood extremely stiff and hard (a viagra for old wood). I learned that it is necessary to mix only small amounts of the two parts at a time and to keep them cool. In even warm weather, I found it best to mix the two parts in a small container that was set inside a larger bowl of ice. You have to work quickly or you soon find your mixture is a hockey puck! I store my two containers in my freezer. Great stuff!!!!!
I also used some of Mac's Quik Poly on parts of my Motor Home. I used a small hypodermic needle to force the product into screw holes that were enlarged and it worked real well.
I also used a similar product - "Alumiloy" on the Frontenac. There are several products on the market that act similarly. You can usually find them at Marine repair places. You just have to work with small quantities and work quickly. - Like catchin' snakes!
Thanks I will check our local Marine supplier.
Feb. 23, I'm going in for a Total Hip replacement so will be out of service for a while. I really want to get started on the Durant but will be out of the Durant for 4 to 6 Months. Will most likely miss the tour in JUNE.
I have used the Kiwk Poly product on the wood on my 1929 Model 60. It works. As a test, I soaked a small piece of rotten wood in it, let it set-up and then hit it with a hammer. Not even an dent! It is a little hard to control, so you have to plan out your work in advance, using something like tape or foil as a dam to keep it from going where you dont want it to go. I used it on some small bad spots in the wood frame of the body. It flows like water and will glue together two separate pieces of wood. You dont want that to happen to a joint in the woodwork, as the body was meant to move and flex. It sets up FAST in hot weather, common in Southern California, but it slows down alot in cooler weather. It hardens to an ivory color. I have not tried to make replacement dash knobs with it, but the literature says that you can. For another project, I did mix some with filler and that also worked. It does have alot of uses.
To slow down the curing process and to give you a little more time, keep the product in the freezer. Also you can set a small container that you are using to mix the product in a larger one and surround the small one with water and freeze. This will give you a little more time to use the product. I used a small syringe to get the product where I wanted it. Use the small disposable syringes available at your local drug store. Hope this helps.
Hey, I think that I am going to give this product the two thumbs up, I am restoring the wood wheels on one of my projects, the wood fellows had a little surface dry rot in places (most of which sanded out)and the wood spokes had a little crack here and there but overall the wood was pretty good...Anyway, I pressed the hubbs out and sanded the spokes and fellows in place then used this Kwik Poly as both a finish and also to strenghten the wood....I put the Kwik Poly in the fridge the night before and then mixed up enough to do one side of a wheel at a time, even with a 2" brush you need to work faster then lightning before it kicks..I am happy with the deep brown tone that they came out...I found the price also quite reasonable at $35 plus shipping for a half gallon kit or $25 for the quart kit...Bill
Kwik Poly was the original name and then they had a lawsuit and i believe changed the name to PolyAll and then later back to Kwik Poly but it is the same product. I have done three wood frames and 30 wheels with the stuff. A couple of suggestions which might help. Get a hold of some vet syringes. The throw aways are what you want. Use them to put the stuff into small areas like wood bores and other precise locations. Fiber Evercoat makes a filler materal for use in fiberglass applications. It is a powder and you can mix it with the Kwik Poly to make a paste and fill in voids.