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Anyone ever try styrofoam for bodies?
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Posted 22 December 2004 - 11:29 PM
Worth the effort? I even read here once that one fellow used foamcore glued together to get enough width for his bodies. I guess the first step is to try ET on the foam and see if the foam desolves away, maybe paint it first, then ET it. Any ideas on this? Thanks.
Posted 23 December 2004 - 03:35 PM
I have been playing around with some of the blue 3M foam panels that are used in construction. I found them laying around my neighbor hood after Charley. I have sucessfully coated iit with with Decvon and E-Tex.
The problem I see is t just doesn't seem solid enough, even with several coatings of epoxy. It is tough and does not tear, but it gives a lot and think screw eyes would not hold and a wire trhough harness would rip it apart. I am planning to use it to make some fly rod baits. I am thinking it may hold up to pan fish and small bass.
Posted 23 December 2004 - 10:36 PM
I was planning on running a thru wire. Seems like it would be easier than working with wood, However, if a pike or musky grabbed it, it may be a one time use bait. I;m sure it would need alot of lead to get it down too. I still may give it a go. Thanks.