Melted glue as a filler
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Posted 22 October 2009 - 08:16 AM
Not sure if I remember this correctly but someone over here wrote in a post that he uses a melt glue gun to fill the slot for thru wire lures. Someone tried this method? Just curious if it holds the wire in place and also if it's easy to sand.
Posted 22 October 2009 - 03:03 PM
To be more specific
I kinda like what wikipedia has to say about it
Hot melt adhesive - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"For example, a wood joint properly made with hide glue may be invisible, marked only by a difference in grain at the seam line."
"Surprisingly hot-melt glue can be used to assemble and repair foam models as an alternative to foam safe Cyano or UHU POR adhesive. Due to the insulating properties of the foam the hot-melt glue stays sticky for much longer than when used on wood, metal or plastics."
Think I'll give it a shot, yes I know , it consumes energy and it's dangerous cause it may burn your skin, but after using acetone, laquer thinner, super glue, pouring lead, inhaling wood particles etc., etc. this doesn't look so dangerous after all
P.S. never heard of animal glue but the glue stick are not made from that crap
Edited by pikeman, 22 October 2009 - 03:14 PM.
Posted 23 October 2009 - 03:34 PM
You might want to try regular water based Elmer's Wood Glue mixed with sawdust. Make it into a paste. It is solvent resistant, dries hard, and easy to sand.
Posted 24 October 2009 - 12:14 AM
Never used hot glue for lures , only for fixing rod rings on telescopic rods , ........but due to its consistency in a cured condition I'd be concerned about proper paint adhesion .
Somewhat too soft and flexible for it in my opinion ?
Just my !
good luck:yay: , diemai
Posted 24 October 2009 - 09:40 AM
Posted 26 October 2009 - 07:12 PM
I was looking for a clear fast drying glue for my weedguards in my lead jigs. Epoxy takes too long to set up and dry, gel super glue was my go to and it still is so far. I tried the clear hot melt glue. It holds the weedguards really well after it dries. Then I put the jig in a glass of water for a day, and I started to pull the weedguard strands out . Not a good solution for me. I can't use that for jigs.
Posted 27 October 2009 - 05:03 AM
thanks for all the input, I gave up the idea and either use Palmeto's method or the clasic one with epoxy 10 min mixed with wood grains