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Nathan

New lure Top coat..Maybe....

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Ok guys,

I was flipping through my new Fly Tyer magazine last nite,and something caught my eye.....A guy was using a concotion to form bait fish heads on his streamers....They looked fantastic!!...It drys crystal clear, is strong,and maintains a flexible texture.What he was using was household "Goop"..(avaible at hardware stores) mixed with tolene..(start with a 50/50 ratio till you get epoxy consistancy)Your able to cap this stuff and reuse.The article says the stuff mixes up milky color by dries perfectly clear.I'm assuming this household Goop is similiar to shoe goo.

I'm not familiar with tolene as a cutting agent...I don't know if it would cause paint to run...What do you guys think?..Nathan

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Years ago I tried mixing Toulene with silicone. An experienced hobbyists told me she would mix the stuff with 100% silicone until it was a liquid and then pour it over various items to be reproduced.

I use "goo" at work for repairing waders and it never dries hard, it's like silicone...the stuff you are talking about must be something different...

jed

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Jed,

I know the stuff your talking about..repaired many waders with it too..I think the stuff in the article is similiar,but looking at the picture in the magazine,and reading the text...the stuff is crystal clear...when I first looked at the picture,I thought he'd used epoxie..Nathan

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This is what I found on the web.

Household Goop

This is a silicone-based glue.

There is also a Plumber's Goop and Automotive Goop and a bunch of other Goops that are nearly the same. We understand E6000 Glue is another "alias".

Toxicity: Inhalation: Ingestion: Absorption:

Toxicity: Don't use on anything you plan on eating or drinking out of.

Cost: C$5 to C$6 a tube

Time to Adhere: 12 hours to adhere, 24 hours to completely cure

Available: Hardware and hobby stores

Related: General Electric Silicone II

Link: Official Site

We have contacted the lab at Eclectic Products (manufacturers of Goop) and this is what they told us. If you live in the U.S. there is a different formula for Goop than in Canada. The Canadian formula contains perchloroethylene which is a known carcinogenic. The U.S. Goop formula contains toluene, which although is a dangerous solvent, it is not carcinogenic. It is however more flammable. Because the Canadian standards are quite rigid regarding flammables and explosive, Eclectic manufactures a formula for Canada, replacing the toluene with perchloroethylene. Apparently, the people who set these standards in Canada are more concerned with the dangers of fires than cancer! Where ever you buy your Goop, the packaging will contain the appropriate warnings, so read your product packaging, and remember perchloroethylene is the one to avoid. Interesting.

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I have used the plumbing Goop before on some pipe connections. It does dry hard and is clear. Toluene is a solvent. It is no more dangerous than the other stuff that lacquer shooters use. It is the same stuff that they store phosphorus and potassium in.

Skeeter

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