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Was it acetone and styrofoam???
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Posted 19 September 2008 - 08:56 PM
I have been looking for that formula that uses styrofoam and a chemical that will solidify as a clear coating. Has anyone tried these two? Was it acetone?? Thanks.
Posted 19 September 2008 - 09:34 PM
I don't think it was styrofoam and acetone.
Try solo clear plastic cups and virgin lacquer thinner.
This will seal baits, but will not work as a clearcoat.
I don't know of any mixtures that we make that will work
as a clearcoat. All clearcoats that I know of are commercially
Posted 20 September 2008 - 08:24 AM
the best sealer I've found is to use prop disolved in Acetone. Contact Swede here for more information.
If you want to try the polystyrene (styrofoam or cups) use virgin lacquer thinner. I however caution you against this as Myself and others have had less than ideal experiences with it. some baits I've made with it are fine others cracked wide open. often times water is blamed for this but some of these baits hadn't left the workbench.
Posted 20 September 2008 - 09:23 PM
Thanks for the replies. It is not going to be used for coating fishing lures. Tried it once and it solidified in a glass jar. Dried clear but I dont remember what I used.
Posted 24 September 2008 - 11:10 AM
I have been using the virgin lacquer thinner and cup method for awhile now and never had a problem with cracking. When i am really impatient I can even test 3-4hrs after dipping if its warm out.
i guess its all in the ratio used IDK tho! I havent tried the pellets yet mainly cause im too cheap but have heard nothing but good things about them. D2T thinned works really well too!