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Gluing laminated lure - what to use?

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I'm making a laminated (wood-acylic-wood) lure as pictured. What is the best adhesive to use to glue the parts up? Devcon? Super Glue? I have to make sure it's rock solid as the lure is designed for giant-snakehead and arowana, both fishes are big, powerful, destructive brutes.

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Lapala,

IMHO, I would try the devcon. Be sure to sand the acrylic to give the epoxy some tooth to hold onto. you may even want to drill a few small holes to allow the epoxy to bond through the acrylic to both pieces of wood.

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Lapala,

If you would like it tuff as you can get. Yes sand the acrylic and use 2-ton epoxy. Use an epoxy as sealer, paint and then top it off with an epoxy.

-Corey

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Okay. That makes it 2 for epoxy, 0 to Super glue. I'll go and Devcon it on now... ya the biting holes too.

Thanks guys.

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Lapala

Don't use super glue for anything structural. Contrary to their name super glues are quite brittle in nature and will not hold. They are ok for gluing eyes or decals on but I wouldn't use them for anything structural.

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I personally use the Devcon 5 minute epoxy as my glue for lips and screw eyes. ( If I were making that lure.. I personally would use that.. the 5 Minute )

I use the Devcon 2-Ton as my clear coat. Cody

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Thanks guys for the info. The lure is done. I've just posted it in the gallery. Now I can't wait to see how it'll hold up in the jaws of an arowana :D

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about the brittleness of superglue, If you get super glue with a slower curing time it is better. We are using it to hold frets into banjos in my banjo consruction class. It is med drying

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Nice bit of info Siebler... I'll keep an eye out for slower curing superglu to try out. BTW any name for the stuff you're using?

I kinda like superglue cause it melts plastics & seeps into wood but have doubts about its "brittleness" as mentioned. If usable sure beats epoxying the laminate togather; I have to contend with a little flow-over into the internal chambers & securing the pieces while waiting for it to cure plus the extra work of scoring the acrylic b4 laminating. I wouldn't touch the 5 minute Devcon because the yellow color leeches out over time to the clear coat outside.

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