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    What do you add to your mix ??? over the years I have heard many an old tapers tale including:-

    Add salt to filler to make it go off quicker

    Add hot water for the same affect

    Add a handfull of Joint cement to bonding its cheaper than filler

    Add fairy liquid to BG cement to make it easier to sand

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    Do you use anuy of these and are there any more

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    Use salt to make gear go off in a little house. Also heard sugar keeps it on but don't know if that's true.

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    heard of all of these but never tried any of them!
    If your using salt/fast set, how much salt do u use? E.g. if you have a 10litre bucket mixed up?

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    I dont know I have heard of most of them but like you never tried

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    Quote Originally Posted by E.K Taper View Post
    heard of all of these but never tried any of them!
    If your using salt/fast set, how much salt do u use? E.g. if you have a 10litre bucket mixed up?
    About a handful mate but it is a trial an error thing

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    Have heard of them all but have never tried any.

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    Well the fairy liquid one deffo works, seen it done today.

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    Yeah heard it sands really easy, but another member says it can leave 'fish eyes' in the cement, any experience of that????

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    Dont know what he means by fish eyes so I guess the answer is no, I sanded some that was applied o friday and it was a lot easier than normal BG cement. Definatley worth a squirt to coin a phrase.

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    Fish eyes is generally air bubbles in the cement

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    :Before used fairy liquid with BG joint cement,but most of the times left me with bubbles on final coat. Now using BG quicksand. Sands down easy,same as with liquid...

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    Had this "fish eyes" thing using lafarge or bg when the top coat has gone on filler that hasn't dried enough.Depends how thick you put the filler on i think.Using just one coat of cement,the filler has to be spot on,making up for 2 coats and can take longer to go off properly,holding moisture which comes out when the last coat is applied.

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