Saw this today and was wondering if anyone had tried this on wood baits. The penetrating part sounds interesting especially for musky/pike baits. Bob
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Anyone Tried This?
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Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:41 PM
I tried Minwax Wood Hardener when I used to build with wood.
I dipped my wood blanks, and held them under for several minutes. Then I let the blank drip dry over my painting station drying wrack.
It took a long time for all the solvents to come back out, once I'd sealed the wood.
I had trouble with bubbles from the trapped solvent when I heat set my paint. I tried heating the sealed blank before I painted it, but I could never get it to stop bubbling.
That was the last wood sealer I tried before I went over the dark side...PVC. Hahaha
That was five+ years ago. Maybe this new product is better.
Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:44 PM
Sorry, never tried it but the description sounds ideal for sealing them (especially balsa).
Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:15 PM
I was thinking the same thing about balsa. Did the cure times seem long?? Im a fan of PVC, and the only wood I use now (balsa) is for topwater.
Minwax Wood hardner is a champ for most woods.
I use the lowest viscousity super glue I can get for balsa. Pricey and super fast.
The J-Town stuff looks like a first class sealer, but cure time seemed very slow.
Posted 27 February 2013 - 01:36 PM
I'm thinking since it's an epoxy it should harden the wood as well as seal it. That would be a bonus for balsa.
Posted 27 February 2013 - 02:37 PM
I only build balsa baits occasionally, but, when I do, I seal the blank with runny super glue. It makes the bait hard, and is totally waterproof, plus it adds almost no weight to the bait.
For me, there's a fine line between having a penetrating sealer that's bullet proof, and adding so much weight to a balsa bait that I lose what makes balsa unique, which is it's amazing buoyancy.
Since my balsa baits are smaller, I only use the super glue.
Posted 28 February 2013 - 01:03 PM
Good point Mark. I've been carving some flat side cranks which need quite a bit of ballast so I think this stuff would be ideal.