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    Thought i'd use it on my current job. I'd forgotten how nice it was to use. I also forgot what an utter twat it is to sand down. 6 x 100 grit and 4 x 80 grit sanding pads and 4 1/2 man days to sand down the upstairs (appx 450m2) of the house i'm doing. Admittedly the house has 4m high ceilings and lots of beadwork and stupid angles, but thats ridiculous. All the discs did was shine the gear up, so had to go over it with a pole and pad after. I'm not using it downstairs. I have worked out that it will be cheaper for me to dump the 6 bags I have left and buy an alternative, rather than use it and spend days extra sanding it.

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    Don't dump the bags Tony just use them for bedding on internals and second coat then top with something more friendly.

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    Should have used freeman's lol
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    D my first plot in years with gypsum,never again, that sanding was far to much like hard work.

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    Not cheap either...

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    Quote Originally Posted by E.K Taper View Post
    I paid 18.50 plus vat. I've done downstairs with Wondertex which was 12.50 plus vat a bag. Going to try to sell the BG stuff on Gumtree. If it doesn't sell I'll dump it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyM View Post
    I paid 18.50 plus vat. I've done downstairs with Wondertex which was 12.50 plus vat a bag. Going to try to sell the BG stuff on Gumtree. If it doesn't sell I'll dump it.
    Someone was using wondertex on site the other day and i noticed new bag, new recipe etc. Is it any good? Internal tapes would fall off within weeks with the old stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcfc View Post
    Someone was using wondertex on site the other day and i noticed new bag, new recipe etc. Is it any good? Internal tapes would fall off within weeks with the old stuff
    Seems ok. Doesn't mix well initially. Was mixing up the day before and when I wanted a quick mix, used warm water, then it mixed ok.
    Sands easily though. I'm using fibafuse tape for internals and putting them in with Easifill and topping with Wondertex, all by hand. Couldn't be arsed to get my tools out for this job. Makes a nice corner

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    Ah man JC is the worst. Last time I used it I did 4 large classrooms at a school with it. It took twice as long to sand than I expected, like you say, it just shines up, and I think I was using 1 pad per wall.
    I won't touch that stuff again.

    How are you finding fuse for internals? I've only used it on flats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prjwebb View Post
    Ah man JC is the worst. Last time I used it I did 4 large classrooms at a school with it. It took twice as long to sand than I expected, like you say, it just shines up, and I think I was using 1 pad per wall.
    I won't touch that stuff again.

    How are you finding fuse for internals? I've only used it on flats.
    I like it. Only using it for internals. The only downside is that it doesn't take much to slice it with your scraper right in he crease. Was thinking of getting a Northstar corner roller to embed it.

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    Yeah, that's why I've been avoiding it for internals, it's pretty delicate on the crease. I was also worried about clumps of the fibres building up on the angle head and leaving gouges the length of the corners.
    I notice we get some fibres in the compound when we're wiping down the flats and butts after running the bazooka but it's not really problematic at that stage.

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    What are ye using as an alternative to the Gypsum filler, its all we have down here .

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    Quote Originally Posted by paddy5 View Post
    What are ye using as an alternative to the Gypsum filler, its all we have down here .
    Been using Easifill.

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