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Old 01-28-2013, 04:49 PM
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If you want a cheap UV light, go to your local Ace Hardware store and get one from the flashlight section at the checkout counter. paid 15 bucks for mine. The CCG gets nice and hard right quick with it.
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Default Re: Question on UV fly finish

From the Solarez web site:

"Apply all UV curable products in full shade or indoors, flash with
Solarez UV Flashlight for 30 secs, continue working on fly. To
completely cure resin, expose to sunlight or use flashlight for about 3 minutes."


Solarez Fly-tie UV Resins

Way too long for my use.
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:42 PM
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Default Re: Question on UV fly finish

3 minutes with the light? The momey you save on a cheap light and cheap product will quickly will be lost and then some on the cost of batteries.

The new CCG light takes Lith-ion batteries. The light is more expensive and the batteries are more than AA batteries, but they are 3 times as efficient. This means in time, you will make your money back.

With that said, you can probably get that light that takes the same battery cheaper as well. They are a cool company and I like the color blue so I don't mind spending a little more. Besides that, I can buy it at a fly shop and help support them.
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:41 AM
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Way too long for my use.
you could cure one fly in that aluminum foil lined box that you post about on the forums while you tie the next fly

http://www.flyforums.co.uk/fly-tying...-uv-resin.html post #6

http://www.flyforums.co.uk/fly-tying...k-resin-3.html post #21

or the fingernail curing lights

http://www.flyforums.co.uk/fly-tying...nd-help-2.html post #18

you also advocate the sun as a curing light. put the newly tied fly in the aluminum foiled box and put it in the sun to fully cure while tying more flies

i guess i really dont understand all of the fuss about the curing times. if anybody using the uv resins needs to fish the flies hot off the vise, its not the curing time thats the issue its the poor planning on your part for waiting to tie your flies and having them ready to fish.

oh and remember the sun is free and will outlast any battery out there on the market

(i've been to carrs rod and gun shop and dont recall seeing uv resins there)
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Default Re: Question on UV fly finish

One of the main reasons I use uv acrylics is because it doesn't need time to cure like epoxies do. Part of why I pay extra is for the ease of use and convenience. Sure the stuff is expensive but it goes a fairly long way even when tying stuff like surf candies, let alone trout flies.

If something works for you that is awesome and you are lucky to save money. For me, it just wouldn't be practical.
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:27 AM
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whatever floats your boat!

money in my pocket is always better than someone elses pocket.

just trying to show there a more than just ONE way to do things in fly tying. you can spend a lot of money on resins or you dont have to if you simply want to try resins. its about options.

yes i use the expensive stuff on the poppers it make.
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Absolutely, I agree 100%.
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I was looking at some cheap UV lights on Amazon.. does it matter what wavelength the light is rated for... for clearing Clear-Goo?
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I can't remember the wave length... But this is the exact one I bought... Works with ccg



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I can't remember the wave length... But this is the exact one I bought... Works with ccg
Perfect..thanks.. $5 shipped. hard to go wring.. got one ordered
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