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UV Light Activated Finish
Posted by: Mark B. Gonsalves (---)
Date: September 04, 2020 12:58AM

Aloha Everyone. I have heard mention of a thread finish used by mass producing rod builders that is activated/hardened by UV light. I did multiple searches here and nothing came up. Is there such a product available?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/04/2020 02:04AM by Mark B. Gonsalves.

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Re: UV Light Activated Finish
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: September 04, 2020 01:20AM

Diamondite I believe the finish was called that used to be a sponsor here, maybe 5 - 6 years ago. Didn't need a special light, an incandescent bulb was enough if I remember right.

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Re: UV Light Activated Finish
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: September 04, 2020 07:42AM

The Cork4US folks offered such a thing for a long time.

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Re: UV Light Activated Finish
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: September 04, 2020 08:42AM

Mark,
I was at the lumber yard the other day and there was one type of plywood that had 4 coats of UV cured finish on the wood. A really stellar product.

Dentist's have been using UV cured adhesives for some years, with excellent results.

However, I personally have not seen a product in action to be used on fishing rods for the thread wraps. I have seen a few videos of products used in the past with less than perfect results. However, I would not be surprised if there is such a product on the market that would work very well.

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Re: UV Light Activated Finish
Posted by: Robert Flowers (---)
Date: September 04, 2020 09:06AM

I have used UV cured adhesives fr everything from Fiber-optic cable termination, to my own fishing flies. The adhesives are strong, crystal clear, and can be purchased thick, or thin, flexible, or hard. Solarez is one such brand of UV adhesive. I believe that UV adhesives aren't generally used for thread wraps as they are expensive. Epoxies are much more cost effective, but require significant time to cure. Yes, there are 5 minute epoxies, but they are just not as strong, nor do they give time for proper bubble release.

So yes, you can use UV adhesives for low, or high build. But it will be pricey.

Tight lines and frisky fish

RJF

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Re: UV Light Activated Finish
Posted by: Robert A. Guist (---.inf6.spectrum.com)
Date: September 04, 2020 01:48PM

Hello All.

Search uv cure author Ken Preston all dates.


Tight Wraps & Tighter Lines.

Bob,

New Bern, NC.

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Re: UV Light Activated Finish
Posted by: Mark B. Gonsalves (---)
Date: September 08, 2020 08:12PM

Mahalo all for your time, efforts, and responses.

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