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Micarta Questions

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I was wondering what is the difference between G7, G10, G11 & FR4? Which is the clearest & best to use for lips? Any help would be

appreciated. Thanks

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Dweller, you can go to the McMaster-Carr website and read up on the technical differences among the various kinds of Garolite (that's how they list it). Most use G-10. It has good performance and is relatively cheap - other Garolite varieties are engineered to specific tasks, electrical conductivity, melting point, PSI limits, etc. All that is mostly beside the point for crankbait lips. G-10 is plenty stiff enough, impact resistant and waterproof. All said and done, most builders are hunting for a COLOR of Garolite they want to use. It can be any color - black, brown, yellow, white, green, etc, depending on who manufactured it and what substrate the Garolite uses (it is a substrate like fiberglass cloth covered with a thermoset polymer) . None of it is transparent. The best you can hope for somewhat translucent.

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Stay away from the g-7, it's expensive and makes a terrible lip that doesn't last. G-10 is the easiest to cut and g-11 is the hardest of the 3. G-11 is usually a translucent green and g-10 is a translucent brownish/green. I prefer the g-10 bcause it's easy to cut and finish.

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