jamie

question on plastic sealers

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Ive been reading on dipping wood baits in a plastic sealer what are the pros and cons. any problems with this way of sealing?

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Try searching "propionate" in the search tool. You should find a number of threads on the subject.

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Anything that waterproofs the wood so the grain won't rise when hit by water based acrylic is effective for hardwoods. For soft wood you might want something that is hard and durable to protect the wood from impact and toothy critters. Like Snax, I often use propionate disolved in acetone. It seals and reinforces plus leaves a hard smooth surface after 5-6 dips (which take about an hour total). I haven't tried plastic cups in acetone, but it apparently works fine if you use the right plastic.

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thanks guys, Ive tried both epoxy and wood sealers. I like the epoxy but the time isssue when you are trying to seal a large number of baits .I just upsized my dryer from running 10 baits to more than I would want to do at one time up to 100 baits. I was thinking the plastic sealers would give me the working surface that I like with half the time and a potion of the money.

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I coat my baits first with MinWax Poly Acryclic. Them put them on my drier using a coat of finish. Take them off the drier and dip in white basecoat. then paint and then apply 2 more (or more) coats of finish. I have very few fail. Virtually none.

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I had an idea (possible brainfart)loll...could old polycarbonate scrap be disolved in acetone to make a hard sealer? Might be a way to recycle lip scrap into useful stuff? Any opinions?

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Rofish worked with polycarbonate a little. Check with him to see what his results were. I think they were less than what he was looking for.

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Anyone here ever found a cheaper way to buy propionate than what is sold here ? there has to be a cheaper way lol ?

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