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"Daves Flex cement" thinner?


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#1 binfordw

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Posted 12 October 2005 - 04:49 PM

I need to know what I can use to thin my flex cement with. When I bought it the guy told me I needed a special thinner- at least I think, I wasnt listening.. lol.

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#2 ashbourn

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Posted 12 October 2005 - 04:57 PM

Daves sells a thinner for their cement, you will problay use 4 bottles of thinner for every bottle of cement.

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Posted 12 October 2005 - 07:00 PM

Tolulene

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Posted 14 October 2005 - 08:16 PM

QUOTE(Sawcat @ Oct 12 2005, 07:00 PM) View Post

Tolulene




TOLUENE, its a solvent.
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Posted 15 October 2005 - 06:29 PM

Ding Ding Ding that's right! Dave's Flexament is shoe goo thinned with tolulene. By the Way it is not only a solvent but it is very bad for you. Vapors can kill you, it can be absorbed through your skin, and it is highly flammable.

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Posted 15 October 2005 - 07:05 PM

Throw it away and use "Griffs Thin" head cement. biggrin.gif
Fly tiers sure have a way of making things complicated

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Posted 20 October 2005 - 10:44 PM

::Reads replies:: ::Gasps and slowly begins to asphyxiate::
Dunno what really is in the Flexament. Tolulene does concern me, but if it is in Flexament, I haven't seen any ill effects thus far. However, I do keep it capped with a bodkin through the plastic inside top and only take that off when coating threads or materials. When I'm done, the bodkin is removed and the regular top put back on. I get allergic breathing and skin reactions to a lot of glues and thus far haven't had a problem with Flexament.
Hunters Angling sells both Flexament and Thinner at reasonable prices and the 4:1 ratio of Thinner to Flexament is about right.

#8 Joe Hard

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Posted 21 October 2005 - 09:06 AM

Is it allowed in Canada, does anyone know?
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Posted 23 October 2005 - 10:09 AM

QUOTE(Joe Hard @ Oct 21 2005, 10:06 AM) View Post

Is it allowed in Canada, does anyone know?


Yes, and it's a very popular product. I use it all the time however I'm not sure about any health issues that the product may cause.