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Anyone Seal With Superglue?
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Posted 07 September 2012 - 08:28 AM
I had a pint of it I got from a freind the lid always wanted to glue its self shut and was a pain to open. The biggest problem was the fumes it was horrible to say the least. I'll stick with the clear finger nail polsih from the dollar store works fine for my needs.
Posted 07 September 2012 - 12:09 PM
A Finnish friend does the topcoat of his lures by dipping them into congrete laquer a couple of times , ........he keeps his dip mixtures in glass jars having a spring-locked glass lid .
As he once wrote to me , he also had the problem of the lid sticking to the jar , ........to overcome this little issue , he would cut out a piece of a plastic shopping bag and place it over the jar before locking down the lid onto it , .......should also seal airtight this way .
Guess , that a pure white or even transparent bag would be suited best , .......who knows , whether it won't lose it's colors into the mix , .......not so important for just primer or sealer coats , though .
greetz , diemai
Edited by diemai, 07 September 2012 - 12:11 PM.
Posted 10 September 2012 - 07:04 PM
As far as bulk CA goes, you can get it it either thin, medium or thick from Highland hardware in Atlanta. I haven't tried it as I've been really happy with either DN, ACC or D2T... depending on my whim at the time.
Posted 10 September 2012 - 10:21 PM
Man that's cheap. I've been paying almost $25 for a 4 oz. bottle of Zap-a-Gap. And that's not including shipping. Thanks BTH.
Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:51 PM
Does the CA glue work well as a sealer? How many coats do you use to get a good seal?
Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:18 PM
Yes it does and one coat is all that is needed. Good Ventilation is a must. The fumes are strong and not pleasant. I never hold lure in hand. I like to put lure on a homemade skewer(woods stick with a small mail in it) then hold the skewer with handle up lure down and apply glue to 3/4 of lure. Allow lure to dry and flip lure 180 degrees on skewer and finish applying glue. Have q tips and acetone on hand should an accident happen. Acetone is superglues kryptonite.
Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:51 PM
Yes I do. I use the products by zap . I use the pink labeled thin in the 4 oz bottle. I apply it directly from the bottle with the tip provided in the manner I described earlier. I ordered two bottles and I am still on the first on one for a few months now. One of the things that amazes me is the fact it has never clogged. I leave the bottle open. Just applied the tip and use,use,use and use . Never covered tip and working fine. Dollar tree stuff would have clogged the applicator tip long ago.
Posted 22 November 2012 - 05:24 AM
I am working on my first lure and am in the process of sealing it. I figured super glue sounded like the easiest method to start off with. Having read the prior posts about spreading the superglue with your fingers, I am still a bit unsure as to the specifics. So do you apply some superglue to the lure or onto your fingers and then spread? Is there something to look for to know its soaking properly? Thanks guys.
Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:06 AM
Apply to lure and spread with finger. Careful not to glue yourself to lure. I just use the tip of superglue applicator to apply but have used finger in past. You just want a thin coat covering entire lure . I do half at at time and let lure dry between applications. Good luck and welcome to the board!!
Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:41 AM
I use super glue not so much as a sealer, but more as a wood hardener. By installing the rear hook hanger before applying the glue to the lures surface I have a way to hold the bait with a pair of hemostats and can the cover the entire bait with glue. The super glue is then applied in drops all over the lure. Then it's spread with a finger until the entire surface is covered. I then take a paper towel and wipe off any excess glue. This ensures I have a fairly level surface that doesn't require a lot of sanding to level everything out. After the super glue is dry a coat of 30 minute epoxy is brushed on the bait and put on the lure turner to dry. The 30 minute epoxy is added protection against water intrusion since the super glue goes on so thin and it also gives me a smooth glass like coating to paint over. Super glue isn't going to give you as smooth a finish to apply paint to unless you do some sanding. That's the part that worries me about using nothing but the super glue as a sealer. It goes on so thin that if the lure is sanded to a smooth surface just how much of the super glue is sanded off and how much is left? Some may think this is overkill, but I like to make sure my lures are built as tough as possible.
p.s. As long as you keep your finger moving it's not going to stick to the bait. Just have a rag, or paper towel, with some acetone on it to wipe the glue off your finger before it has a chance to set up.
Edited by RayburnGuy, 22 November 2012 - 08:43 AM.
Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:38 PM
I agree with Ben. But superglue is a great first step to sealing your wood bait. However, more work will be needed to get to paint after superglue. Many use two part epoxy like Ben and it is a great choice. I use oil based paint. A rustoleum product # 7790. It may be brushed or dipped. Critical to ensure it is fully dried between coats. Also sanding is required to get a super smooth surface. This is a much longer process with very few advantages over the epoxy method. Like everyone , you will have to try a few different methods before you find the one that fits your style and needs.
Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:33 PM
Thanks for the tips guys.
LIttleRiver; So you superglue half of the lure first and then do the other half? I was afraid that it had to all be done at once or it wouldn't blend or something. Thanks!
Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:43 AM
Wrap a piece of clear plastic around finger before spreading the glue on the bait. You can paint directly on the super glue after primer but the wood grain will show thru the paint. To get a fully sealed bait with a smooth surface to paint then use a two part epoxy over the super glue.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:48 AM
I had an issue with bubbling on my PVC cranks, when I heated the paint to set it. Heating the PVC seems to release either air or gas trapped in it.
I tried using super glue to seal them, spreading it with my finger a drop at a time, and that cured the bubbling.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:25 PM
Dr. BassLove I do 7/10 of the bait; let dry and flip to do the rest. I have seen problems doing it this way and it keeps me from handling the bait with wet superglue on it. Your very welcome.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:30 PM
Mark I had not thought of using on PVC but I do not heat set my paints. But superglue probably not a bad idea all baits are exposed to heat at some time or another ............thanks you for the tip!!
Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:56 PM
I have tried it but the time, mess, expense, chemicals and most of all results; I choose superglue every time.