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Yeah or nay on UV epoxies

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I'm considering trying UV epoxy for a few patterns I saw and would like to tie. I really don't need the patterns but the winter is long and gives me something to do.
Any thoughts or suggestions on a brand of epoxy and/or UV light and pros & cons to trying this new addition to the tying table?


Posted on: 2011/12/20 19:35


Re: Yeah or nay on UV epoxies

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Clear Cure Goo is the best option out there
The have kits with lights included
I've been using it for 3+ years

http://www.clearcuregoo.com/

The "hydro" is killer for the smaller applications
the flex makes great baitfish

They are coming out with Clear Cure Goo eyes... check out their facebook page

Posted on: 2011/12/20 19:56


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UV lights are not cheap. I've been thinking about buying one, but I always manage to talk myself out of it.

Posted on: 2011/12/20 19:58


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They are a few bucks on amazon.

I got this one.

Posted on: 2011/12/20 20:00


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After posting I did a little looking online and found the Clear Cure Goo and Bug Bond to be the two getting the most attention.

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Now that's more like it... $5 for a little light is fine, I just couldn't bring my self to pay $20. Thanks Jay!

Posted on: 2011/12/20 20:05


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Here's a review that one of our members put out. I find it very informative:


http://www.utahsflycorner.com/2011/08/uv-resins-review.html

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Well that helped a bunch!! Thanks!!

Posted on: 2011/12/20 20:31


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gaeronf wrote:
Here's a review that one of our members put out. I find it very informative:


http://www.utahsflycorner.com/2011/08/uv-resins-review.html


I wouldn't trust that link
Pretty easy to tell that he has no idea how to use the product
His results are based on his lack of knowledge of technique and product.


Posted on: 2011/12/20 20:54


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Ramcatt wrote:
Quote:

gaeronf wrote:
Here's a review that one of our members put out. I find it very informative:


http://www.utahsflycorner.com/2011/08/uv-resins-review.html


I wouldn't trust that link
Pretty easy to tell that he has no idea how to use the product
His results are based on his lack of knowledge of technique and product.



How in the world do you know that his results were based on lack of knowledge and technique???

Posted on: 2011/12/20 21:06


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Because he didn't use it correctly
And had negative effect because of it

Posted on: 2011/12/20 21:09


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Because he didn't use it correctly
And had negative effect because of it


Not trying to get into an actual argument, but it seems a little out of whack to say you know he wasn't using it correctly. Not saying he used it correctly or incorrectly, but unless you were there...

Posted on: 2011/12/20 21:13


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... but it seems a little out of whack to say you know he wasn't using it correctly. Not saying he used it correctly or incorrectly, but unless you were there...


CCG thin (the product tested) is a self adhering product
once you cure it with the light... you can still cure additional material to it

example: you can build the start of the head... cure it... then use more goo to shape and finish... HENCE the tackiness after the cure... This is useful when attaching eyes... the are actual set off the head of the fly and gives a great appearance.

the fly then needs a quick brush of sally hansens to get a non-tack finish

OR
use one of the CCG tack free products

None of this was done in the test

Like i said he didn't know what he is doing... and got negative results because of it

everyone can have an opinion... its just that his is wrong

Posted on: 2011/12/20 21:25


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Ramcatt wrote:

example: you can build the start of the head... cure it... then use more goo to shape and finish... HENCE the tackiness after the cure... This is useful when attaching eyes... the are actual set off the head of the fly and gives a great appearance.

the fly then needs a quick brush of sally hansens to get a non-tack finish

OR
use one of the CCG tack free products

None of this was done in the test

Like i said he didn't know what he is doing... and got negative results because of it

everyone can have an opinion... its just that his is wrong


For what it's worth, there was a recent discussion on this on another fly tying forum and a large number of people had a similar criticism of CCG. Even the tack free product was noted as being tacky. I guess if you are looking for a product with that quality so you can set eyes or build heads, or if you don't mind offsetting the quick cure time by applying a coat of hard as nails and waiting for it to dry, then CCG might be a great choice. But if you are looking for a product to be used for an application similar to that described in the review in question, then one of the other products might be a better choice.

Posted on: 2011/12/20 22:13


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Ramcatt you clearly are all for ccg. Which is fine. My review doesn't favor any, I just give my honest opinion and finding on the product. I see everyone is talking about price. If you read the review you will find that loon is the best buy.

Posted on: 2011/12/20 22:36



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