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#1 Mark Knapp

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 08:08 PM

I'm throwing away my old Clear Goo UV resin. Because of my frugal nature I tried to make the stuff work but I'm fed up.

 

I ordered three kinds of Loon resin today and when it gets here my Clear Goo is toast.

 

I didn't know, until I spent a few minutes on the internet, how inferior my Goo was. Now I know.

 

Signed...Sick-up and fed of it



#2 vicente

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 08:14 PM

Yep I have some non loon uv cement I think it is ccg terrible stuff stinks so bad, now that you bring it up I'm thinking about it I don't think I've seen it in a year or 2 maybe more.

Silvercreek also makes and sells uv cement I need to buy some of his product soon as I hear it is quite good, he's a pretty smart and talented dude even for this forum that certainly has a higher percentage of incredibly skilled individuals than normal.

#3 Mark Knapp

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 08:36 PM

Yep I have some non loon uv cement I think it is ccg terrible stuff stinks so bad, now that you bring it up I'm thinking about it I don't think I've seen it in a year or 2 maybe more.

Silvercreek also makes and sells uv cement I need to buy some of his product soon as I hear it is quite good, he's a pretty smart and talented dude even for this forum that certainly has a higher percentage of incredibly skilled individuals than normal.

Hmm, I didn't know he did that. I think I would like to talk to him about getting some.. Mr. Creek, you there? Would you please PM me?



#4 RickZieger

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 10:21 AM

I use Silver Creek resin and like it. Dries tack free.

 

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 10:31 AM

i have both solarez and silvercreek resins and its solarez bone dry for me (silvercreek doesnt always cure tack free, at least in some applications)

 

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#6 SilverCreek

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 11:06 AM

i have both solarez and silvercreek resins and its solarez bone dry for me (silvercreek doesnt always cure tack free, at least in some applications)

 

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Flytire,

 

PM me with your issues. I will replace your bottle.


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#7 Mark Knapp

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 01:36 PM

All great information. I have some Loon stuff on the way, but I would probably try a few different kinds. It's expensive stuff though. I haven't seen any of Silvercreek's around, can you PM me with the details Silvercreek?



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Posted 25 January 2020 - 04:06 PM

All great information. I have some Loon stuff on the way, but I would probably try a few different kinds. It's expensive stuff though. I haven't seen any of Silvercreek's around, can you PM me with the details Silvercreek?

 

Done.


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#9 Mark Knapp

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 05:03 PM

Done and done



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Posted 25 January 2020 - 05:59 PM

Don't throw the clear goo away if it's simply a matter of tackiness, just cover it with Sally hansons or wipe it with an alcohol pad.

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 06:26 PM

Thanks for the good advise. I also have some of the Clear Goo Hydro that I've been putting over it, it still seems less than Ideal.

 

It seems like some of it just never hardens under the the outside surface. Seems like its always oozing out of the fly head, most especially on the Goo head streamers and Thunder Creek Streamers. Could there be a cure (so to speak) for that, like a catalyst I could put the head into harden the whole thing?



#12 vicente

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 07:22 PM

If you go too thick the outside layer can block the uv light and prevent the inside from hardening.

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 08:22 PM

I still have some CCG left.  As far as I know they're no longer in business.  At least I haven't seen any in awhile.  Maybe the catalogs  I get don't carry it anymore.  I had that problem with it on some bait fish patterns where I put it on to thickly in the head area and it didn't cure all the way through. Didn't realize it until I opened the fly box I'd put them in and that unique smell hit me.  When I squeezed them the resin leaked out.  Just started using lesser amounts.  I liked the Hydro.  I use it mainly by putting a very light coat on my bait fish patterns so they would hold their body shape.  I found a Solarez product that does the same thing.  As I empty the bottles I clean them out with alcohol and then pour in whichever product I'm using in them.  Very few of the products come with a brush.  I actually like a bit of tackiness, particularly on my foam patterns.  I apply MOP transfer foil to the tacky UV resin which gives my poppers and crease flies and extra sparkle without having to mix sparkle into the resin.  I just wipe them down with an alcohol pad and the tackiness is gone.


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Posted 25 January 2020 - 08:25 PM

I bet mica powders like pearlex would be great for coloring uv resins, hadn't thought of that before I'll have to give it a shot.

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 09:11 PM

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