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#1 SwimbaitJoe


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Posted 09 December 2008 - 10:14 PM

I am going to make a few hinged baits and I wanted to use a topcoat that would be more prone to flex than crack. I remember reading an article in "field and stream" or "in-fisherman" about using a bike tire epoxy combo to seal lures. My question is if anyone has used bike tire epoxy with any success?

#2 matt duarte

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 12:37 AM

bike tire epoxy? like the sement glue?

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 08:40 PM

i dont know about bike tire epoxy, but if you want a epoxy that can flex, there is flex coat. I use flex coat when i make fishing poles, for coating the thread on the eyelets.

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 11:46 PM

Years ago, I used Crystal Sheen for coating rod wraps.
Any decopage epoxy will be flexible, because it has to be able to adhere to large wood area which expand and contract.

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 08:46 AM

Flex Coat will work if you don't mind your bait turning yellow! IMO Flex Coat is junk for baits and rods unless it is going over a dark bait or dark wraps. If you want to use a rod building epoxy, use Threadmaster. It is far superior...especially when it comes to yellowing.