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Posted 23 December 2007 - 06:05 PM
If one is trying to impregnate a lure body with sealer. I suppose the proper technique would be similar to that used in the lumber industry, pressure treated.
Posted 24 December 2007 - 01:50 AM
It seems like pressure would compress the air in the wood and then when the pressure is released it would just push most of the sealer back out of the pours in the wood, as the air inside goes back to normal size. I do think the pressure would work to an extent, but I think that removing the air and then replacing it with sealer would be the best way to strengthen the wood and seal it at the same time.
Posted 24 December 2007 - 10:20 AM
I think the vacuum approach is much more practical than a pressurized system for home lure makers. High pressure is really dangerous.
Posted 24 December 2007 - 08:00 PM
The initial step of the pressure treating process evacuates the ambient pressure within the chamber containing wood to be treated. Once the pressure is gone then liquid is pumped or drawn in and upon filling the chamber, it is then subjected to pressure to drive the chemicals into the wood. If one was to attempt to seal a lure in this manner, I think the result would be some what different than what is experienced with a chemical preservative. Insomuch as the sealer would fill the pores and saturate the wood structure,and remain there for the life of the bait. Whereas the chemical preservative would also fill the pores and saturate the wood, but what chemical that remained in the pores of the wood would eventually evaporate, I believe. Might be worth a try though!
Posted 27 December 2007 - 05:44 AM
There were quite a few posts on this back in April (2007).
I used to use this a lot (years back) with auto primer/sealer and it worked pretty good, never had a problem with lures blistering in the sun, which when selling them is your worst nightmare. I have tried it a couple of times with Prop and it seems so good on the wood I use, I just dip now because my jar would not all ways seal. Years ago I tried the penetration thing with wood stain and had the same result as "PalmettoBalsa", weighing seems to be the only 'telltale' on smaller lures, you can feel the difference in weight. pete
Posted 27 December 2007 - 08:46 AM
There is a rotten wood repair system with a penetrating sealer that restores the structural integrity of the wood, or at least creates a matrix inside the rotten wood to resupport it. Home Depot sells it, for one. This might be a one step sealer/hardner for lures.
I haven't used it, I've only seen painters use it on jobsites.
There is also a vacuum bag system woodworkers use for veneering that might work, too.
I imagine you could put your sealer jar in the bag with a vent hole in the lid, and the air would be drawn out by the vacuum pump. These systems run off compressed air venturi pumps, so your compressor is all you need.