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: Softex question


Roop
01-04-2001, 07:05 PM
I'm experimenting with Softex and was wondering what others impressions are of it's durability.

Thanks.

Roop

juro
01-04-2001, 07:30 PM
Doesn't look durable at all - but it's extremely durable. I use it a lot as a substitute for epoxy on baitfish imitations to hold the stickon eyes in place.

I don't use it in place of epoxy for poppers and sliders though, these do better with the hardcoat.

Epoxy yellows due to imperfect mixtures and UV rays, Softex doesn't.

Each has it's place... but boy they both stink! Phew!

Bob Pink
01-04-2001, 09:28 PM
Watch it with the softex, very toxic material. If you use it make sure you have good ventilation and watch the skin contact.
Anglers choice makes a water-based substitute. Slightly different viscosity (sp?) but safer to work with.

Roop
01-05-2001, 03:30 PM
THanbks boB.

I BeEn utinG quiet LOTS of iT tUEday wiT nonE IlL aFFETs...................................

tomd
01-14-2001, 03:50 PM
Roop, the other thng about softex, it has about a neutral bouyancy, to if you want a fly to ride higher in the water go softex, if you want to sink it, go for epoxy. Tom D