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Ok, ive been building balsa wood lures for 3 years now and have come across several topics involving propionate sealer. Th issue i am having is 1) determining what type of propionate (cellulose propionate, cellulose acetate propionate, etc...) & 2) where to get this stuff. This stuff is hard to find!! I am asking for help to locate this stuff! Any help would be greatly appreciated! 

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Try putting propionate in the search box at the bottom of the More tab menu in the upper right hand corner of this forum page, if you haven't already tried.

I am a one-off hobby builder, so my methods aren't for mass producing baits.

I use runny super glue to seal my balsa baits, two coats applied with my finger.  It penetrates, locks the grain, makes the bait's surface harder/stronger, and I can paint over it, once it's sanded smooth.

I'm sure there are lots of other methods, but that is the one that works for me.

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Hey Mark, thanks for the reply. I am mainly looking for this stuff not only to seal the lure, but also give me a smooth base to paint off of. I do this now using epoxy but its a long and tedious process. Just trying to find something i can “dip & hang” instead of having to paint on with a brush as with epoxy. 

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7 minutes ago, Zambini Bait Co said:

Hey Mark, thanks for the reply. I am mainly looking for this stuff not only to seal the lure, but also give me a smooth base to paint off of. I do this now using epoxy but its a long and tedious process. Just trying to find something i can “dip & hang” instead of having to paint on with a brush as with epoxy. 

BobP here makes balsa baits, and he sometimes uses Solarez UV resin to seal.  I've used it as a top coat, but never tried it as a sealer.  It is much thicker than super glue, so it might give you a one coat paintable surface.

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