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Re: SuperTrees: Making the trunks thicker
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2020, 10:47:16 PM »
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Interesting Peteski.  Has someone tried it on SuperTrees?  The latex works great, but does need multiple coats to thicken the trunk sufficiently.  Something similar but perhaps a thicker consistency might accomplish the same thing with fewer coats as you suggest.

Actually when you mentioned latex, the patch filler I mentioned smells similar to the latex interior house paints (but more viscous).
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Re: SuperTrees: Making the trunks thicker
« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2020, 11:10:12 PM »
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I'll pick some up next time I am at Home Depot and give it a try.  It is does the same thing as the latex, but requires fewer coats, it would be a winner!

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Re: SuperTrees: Making the trunks thicker
« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2020, 11:14:48 PM »
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I'll pick some up next time I am at Home Depot and give it a try.  It is does the same thing as the latex, but requires fewer coats, it would be a winner!

Excellent!  Make sure to mix it really well (it separates with the heavier filler settling on the bottom).
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Re: SuperTrees: Making the trunks thicker
« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2020, 12:21:06 AM »
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Nothing exotic needed, just some paintable caulk.  Folks that make bottle brush trees have been using regular caulk to thicken the trunks for years.  When applied with a coarse brush, like an acid brush, you get bark texture too.

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Re: SuperTrees: Making the trunks thicker
« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2020, 12:56:28 AM »
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Nothing exotic needed, just some paintable caulk.  Folks that make bottle brush trees have been using regular caulk to thicken the trunks for years.  When applied with a coarse brush, like an acid brush, you get bark texture too.

The crack filler is nothing exotic - everyday item from Home Depot.  I  just recalled that it was a thick liquid that hardened nicely, so I mentioned it as a possibility.  If I had some Super Trees I woudl try it myself, although I think my bottle (now several years old) has likely dried up.
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Re: SuperTrees: Making the trunks thicker
« Reply #20 on: December 23, 2020, 03:17:22 PM »
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Crack filler.




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Re: SuperTrees: Making the trunks thicker
« Reply #21 on: December 23, 2020, 04:06:02 PM »
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Crack filler.



Why am I not surprised Ed?   :D
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