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Posted 21 August 2011 - 08:47 AM
I am looking for a supply of micro shperes where the sipping isn't going to cost me more than the product.....
I wanted to buy some things from McMaster-Carr and am thinking of getting some from them. A 2 quart supply is $20.
AeroMarine sells a product on Amizon for $13 ($20.75 shipped) for 1/2 gallon.
Has anyone used miro shperes from them before? Are all micro sphere created equally or are there quality differences between brands?
I see some people here are using the 3M brand. 3M has a couple different "ratings" of microsheres and offer something called glass bubbles which seem to do the same thing. I have not been able to find a supply of any 3M product less than a 1 gallon supply for $50.
Posted 21 August 2011 - 08:00 PM
Have you tried some of the local hobby stores. I get mine from hobbytown usa i/2 gal for 12 bucks here is a list of hobby stores in your state my be worth a shot or a call
Posted 21 August 2011 - 09:38 PM
I went to all the major hobby/craft stores in NYC. Even a place that specializes in sculpting materials. No luck. They all carry a variety if casting and molding materials but no microspheres.
Posted 24 August 2011 - 11:20 AM
Shopmaninc.com US composites has them...
Posted 24 August 2011 - 04:23 PM
I have ordered the Aero Marine ones off Ebay and another brand that said ceramic micro spheres. The Aero Marine ones are ok and the other ones sink like a rock. So be careful. I am going to try the 3M ones next when I can find a good decent priced supply.
FYI the Aero Marine ones make my resin baits much "softer" than just resin alone. I would say they are in between balsa and basswood. I dont thru wire them but I know they wouldnt hold up to trophy bass or bigger species. They seem to handle 5-8lbers just fine tho.
Posted 24 August 2011 - 06:09 PM
Thank you everyone,
When I pu an oder in at McMaster Carr I will try theirs, for now I will stick to my wood baits and trying to make a hollow body lure mold.