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Old 01-10-2005, 08:19 PM
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Can't say how pleased I am with this stuff. I always used softex in the past thinking it would probably take forever for a water based substitute to dry. I was wrong. While it may take 24 hrs to set up completely according to the container it seems to harden within a few minutes and with a nice clear finish to boot. Count me in as a convert.

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Old 01-10-2005, 09:46 PM
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Sean, glad you made the conversion... soft Body is the way to go for a number of obvious reason...including the toxic problem with softex.
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Old 01-11-2005, 07:04 AM
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I'll have to check that out - I wonder if its a clear version of that Ezbody sparkle stuff?
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Old 01-11-2005, 09:27 AM
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Sean,
Glad to hear it, your braincells will thank you.

Adrian,
I think the ezbody stays more pliable than the softbody. From what I've heard the ezbody is fabric paint. That stuff does make a nice sand eel body once you learn how to apply it.

I've been using the softbody for some time now and find it holds up very well where softex has a tendancy to get more of a milky color.

The softbody is available in a thick and thin formula.
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Old 01-11-2005, 11:53 AM
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The container is the same shape as the softex container... short round jar with a screw top.
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I've been using Soft Body since last season and am quite pleased with it. Although I miss the fumes of Softex it does contain a known carcinogen. Just in case you don't know, it comes in a thin and a thick consistincency. It does seem to set up a lot faster than the manufacturer claims.
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Been using this stuff extensivly for the last couple of weeks, I`m completly sold. No more mixing epoxy only to watch it turn yellow, and I hear this stuff isn`t as fragile. Wait till you see the incredible silversides and anchovies I did with the new DNA Holo-Fusion and this soft body.
I got a jar of each, thick and thin. Can this stuff be thinned when it starts to get to thick? At worst I`ll just keep adding small amounts of the thin stuff, I think that will work.
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Old 02-04-2005, 04:26 AM
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Slinger try a little water as a thinner it might work since it's water based. Experiment before you do the whole bottle. FishHawk
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I have thinned it with water and it seems to be fine as long as you don't over do it. For what it's worth, I spilled some 2 years ago on the corner of a dish towel, really soaked a spot, and it's still pretty strong after dozens of washings.
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