Fly Tie Thin Hard Formula

by: Solarez | Item#: OF-901210-0000
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Solarez Fly Tie Thin Hard Formula
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Thin Hard Formula is approximately the same viscosity as 30 wt. motor oil. It is easy to apply a thin, shellac-like clear coat that will cure in seconds when irradiated with sunlight or our UV flashlight. This product is a very durable aliphatic urethane which characteristically does not yellow with age. Usage tip: Apply in shade. Irradiate with intense UV light for ONE SECOND. Wait 15 seconds. Irradiate again for one second. Wait. Complete with 30 full seconds UV light. This technique will reduce heat & shrinkage.

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This is the variety you want for Copper Johns 5 out of 5 stars

Reviewer: from South-eastern PA, USA

I've tried all of the varieties of SolarEZ that JStockard offers, and will be placing an order shortly for the Thin Hard (the "big blue bottle"), but if you are wondering what variety to try for Copper Johns, I'll save you some time: Even though this is called "thin", it does the job and doesn't soak into the materials like water would... it forms the bubble for the wing case as desired, in the most perfect of ways. What makes SolarEZ different from other UV glues is that it cures in like 5 to 10 seconds, and is completely tack-free when cured. If you've used other UV glues, you may have noticed that when cured, say with Bug Bond for example (which is a great product, I am just using them for comparison) the bug bond is hard yet has a slight tack to it when cured. This stuff, the SolarEZ, doesn't have that tack. It is virtually as clear as glass, virtually being the key word, but it is as close as I've found. It truly is remarkable. If you get the plastic bottle, and it gums up on you, here's a trick: now you can only do this with the plastic bottle (don't try it with the metal tube or you'll have a fun fireworks display...) but uncap the tube, place in the microwave for 10 seconds, recap, shake vigorously, and it returns to its original liquid state. It is written to do this, on the Bone Dry ultra thin bottle (the black bottle) but it works just a well for the thin (the big blue bottle). Don't do it for the glow variety, though, due to the glow chemicals themselves - i don't know if it is safe or not, but regardless of that, I've found it kills the glow of the product to do that. But this review isn't about the glow, it is about the thin, the "big blue bottle". And I must say, this is by far my favorite UV glue for the bubbles on the wing cases of copper johns and like nymphs. Give it a try, you'll be pleasantly surprised.

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This Stuff is Rock Hard 5 out of 5 stars

Reviewer: from Houston, TX

After trying many different brands of UV products, I finally found Solarez. Wow what a difference! This stuff cures rock solid and puts a coat of armor on your flies. One suggestion is to invest in the syringe-applicator tip as it will help apply the glue more accurately.

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outstanding 4 out of 5 stars

Reviewer: from Maine

Bring out your creative genius. Use this product a few times and there'll be no end to the ideas for use. Dries clear and hard, but not until you tell it to with any UV source. Has a fair amount of surface tension to keep it in place and form rounded shapes if you want, yet give it a couple minutes before lighting it up and it will penetrate thread wraps. There's a thick formula also that keeps the shape of your application longer without penetrating. If Michelangelo had found this stuff he might of amounted to something.

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Resin 5 out of 5 stars

Reviewer: from Chile

This resin brand is excellent, its finishes have no comparison, it is glass type, hard and transparent for all types of tying styles, it is exceptional.
300% recommended

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Great UV Cement 5 out of 5 stars

Reviewer: from Milford, PA

Have been using these over wing cases. Dries hard without any tack.

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