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flexament - cheap!
Posted 12 February 2007 - 11:49 AM
Flexament is diluted Goop or Shoe Goo. The thinner or solvent is Toluene (Toluol). You can have a lifetime (almost) supply of flexament for about $10. Ace Hdwr. sells Toluene in a quart can for $5-something. A tube of goop is about $4. Squirt some goop in a glass container, then pour in some toluene, and mix it up, let it sit, and mix again until it's dissolved, and you have flexament.
Be sure to not breath the vapors, don't get it on your skin, don't work around any ignition sources, and always in a well ventilated area, outside preferably.
I just saw "Flexament Thinner" at a shop for $2 per ounce bottle. Thats $256 per gallon!!!! The thinner is just toluene in one-ounce bottles. The flexament was $3 per ounce!
The most difficult thing might be finding suitable small jars or bottles to keep it in. If you can find some good bottles, you'll be good to go.
Fly Fishermen: Making simple things complicated since the beginning of time!
Posted 14 February 2007 - 09:38 AM
Any suggestion for ratios of toluol to goop... half and half???
Posted 15 February 2007 - 08:34 PM
I use a pipette to add solvent to mixtures to thin.
Hope this helps. BTW I have been using this mixture ever since I saw it in one of George Harvey's books. Several years now.
This stuff really sticks! Use the thin mixture as head cement. (it penetrates) Run a bit of medium consistency on your tying thread and then add dubbing. Place some in the cut off ends of deer hair etc. then tie down and it's almost impossible to pull the hair out.
Posted 16 February 2007 - 10:24 AM
Posted 16 February 2007 - 01:35 PM
Better get busy making another kid.... WOW, nevermind, I'll just go buy a jar and dump the food out, much less work.
Great suggestion F-B-N, Thanks
And just FYI... I have been looking for extra suitable jars for a week or so and the local Sportsmans Warehouse wants $3.29 just for the jar.... for the EMPTY JAR