Register now on PaFlyFish.com! Login
HOME FORUM BLOG PHOTOS LINKS


Sponsors

Browsing this Thread:   1 Anonymous Users





been using Minwax

Joined:
2011/5/24 8:38
Posts: 129
Offline
water based "polycrylic" as a head cement for over a year now with good results. Tried a search here and didn't see it listed so thought I would mention it.
Because it's water based I just add a few drops of water if it starts drying out. Gives a nice even coat - almost like epoxy. Water clean up of tools is great. It does have a smell when wet that I cannot smell when dry - hopefully the fish can't smell it either.
I get it at the local home improvement store - it comes in a small container - maybe half pint and it has a blue label.
I also just wrapped a hook keeper on an old rod and instead of mixing up Flex coat I just put 5 or 6 coats of this on the thread wraps and it looks as good as epoxy.

give it a try and see what you think.

Posted on: 2013/2/3 11:49


Re: been using Minwax

Joined:
2009/12/17 20:43
From Souderton PA
Posts: 911
Offline
I hate to ask the obvious, but is it waterproof once set?

Posted on: 2013/2/4 22:22
_________________
Don't Feed The Trolls: http://youtu.be/ulNSlES1Fds


Re: been using Minwax

Joined:
2006/9/13 22:36
From Tioga co. formerly of bucks co.
Posts: 5660
Offline
from what i have found on water based materials is they are ok just getting wet they do their job, but when soaked as in under water for a time they tend to break down.

Posted on: 2013/2/5 5:03
_________________
sandfly

So many Fish, So little time !!!
from the outer edge of nowhere
fly tying and fishing ghillie..
https://www.facebook.com/BigMeadowsFlyShop




Re: been using Minwax

Joined:
2011/5/24 8:38
Posts: 129
Offline
I haven't had any flies fall apart or unravel from the head. I just keep them under water for your regular drifts when fishing. Wish i could get an "eternal drag free drift" but 10 - 15 sec. is more like it.
I had it left over from a project and liked the idea of water based cement - Loon sells water based head cement.
I didn't like using organic carcinogens like MEK to thin my laquer cements.

It works as good as laquer head cement for my purposes.

Posted on: 2013/2/6 18:36






You can view topic.
You cannot start a new topic.
You cannot reply to posts.
You cannot edit your posts.
You cannot delete your posts.
You cannot add new polls.
You cannot vote in polls.
You cannot attach files to posts.
You cannot post without approval.

[Advanced Search]





Site Content
Login
Username:

Password:

Remember me



Lost Password?

Register now!
Stay Connected

twitterfeed.com facebook instagram RSS Feed

Sponsors
Polls





Copyright 2014 by PaFlyFish.com | Privacy Policy| Provided by Kile Media Group | Design by 7dana.com