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Has anyone run into this situation ?

I have a house where all the arched windows are cased in rubber casing. I have prepared the nail holes with spackle, sanded them down then applied the enamel. The problem is, the nail holes still show dimples. I went back to redo them, sanded them down, re-spackled, and repainted.....the dimples are still showing.

Any solutions ?:whistling2:
 

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The molding you are refering to is called FLX molding. I instal it all the time in my custom homes. The problem you are describing is one that we face on each job the flex will expance and contract at different rates than most putty. We have filled holes with putty then come back with a latex caulk and that has help in hiding the holes. The proper installation on flex requires the molding to be glued in place and only a few bard nails to hold it in place untill the adhesive dries.
 

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Minwax wook filler.. In the yellow tube.. Sand nice and NEVER shrinks! I've use it on rubber/plastic surffaces and it takes just fine..
 

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Thanks guys, I will give it a crack ! Unfortunately the moron's who installed it didn't use glue, nor did they even do a good job. But hey......The Painter will fix it !
 

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As a trim carpenter up North we where tought to leave it as if it was your house so you fixed EVERYTHING. I moved to FL on 2000 and boy is it different......nail it up and move on the "Painter will fix it" is everyones mentality I found. But they are also NOT carpenters just hacks! they think they know everything. I could not stand the poor quality of work they where expecting so I have moved on to my own business and provide full service if requested home remodeling and custom homes. That is why I had the post above since I am fixing or finishing my own materials completly in most cases and even the ones I install only I still do some finishing. I figure that I should know my products better than another finisher so I get it to the point of prime or paint. I let my customes know this when I give them a quote to explain why my price will be higher than another carpenters. I have found that honesty IS the best policy and be upfront with the customer and answer all questions. If you dont know the answer let them know that you need to research it to give them the right answer and I tell you what MY PHONE IS ALMOST NEVER IDLE. Most people are very slow now with the houseing market the way it is but so far I have been busy 6 days a week. "knock on wood" or paint in this case! :thumbup:
 

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A little putty, a little paint....sure makes the capenter what he ain't !!!! That saying goes off in my head like a bad song that you keep whistling all day ! These guys in Las Vegas aren't much tburritt....
 

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We usually use Crawfords spackle, and if that doesn't work we'll stop at autozone for some Bondo Glazing....have you ever tried it ? It works great for flat areas but I haven't tried it on these damn rubber moldings:censored:
 

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A little putty, a little paint....sure makes the capenter what he ain't !!!! That saying goes off in my head like a bad song that you keep whistling all day ! These guys in Las Vegas aren't much tburritt....
Yeah, what's up with window caulking in this town? I've yet to see any good work in that area. Apparently people don't know or care, but when I try to cut a line with any color than off white, all of a sudden that crappy caulk becomes important.

To make matters worse, they use "good" caulk, making it harder for me to redo.
 

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I would agree with using caulk on the rubber. You don't want a stiff, non- stretching material like wood filler. The flex expands and contracts while the wood filler does not. Most wood filler doesn't shrink, but it's harder to sand and usually needs more than one coat anyway.

I've used the crawfords out here, it seems to shrink less than most products.
 

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We use the Crawfords for production work...

I use crackshot heavyweight & liteweight spackles after that for the fixes.

On the rubber trim, I'd use standard latex caulking.

Yep, seems we are there to fix hack work...
If it's excessive, we squawk about it and ask for more bucks.
 

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There is one company out here in the Las Vegas area that SUCKS !!!! But they get so much work, it is almost impossible not to work behind them. So now I have made it "another task" to my job to inspect carpentry....like the paint isn't enough. I simply do not accept the job and have them come back to make their repairs if it looks like Doo Doo. :censored:
 
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