UV Head Cement, Is it worth it?

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Top in my class, Jun 4, 2013.

  1. Dipnet

    Dipnet The wanted posters say Tim Hartman

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    I had outstanding customer service from Henry/silvercreek!
     
  2. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Never tried the UV cement... rarely tie while on the road, let alone stream side, so quick dry is not a concern. I've always used Hansen's Hard as Nail's and a $2 bottle lasts me a couple years.
     
  3. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Just a quick update.
    I purchased some UV cure and a light from board member silvercreek. This is the first UV cure I've used that is truly tack free. It doesn't require outdoor UV for the final cure or a top coat of Sally Hansens to cover the tack.
    Others have advertised their products as tack free, but I haven't found them to be so.
    His High Power light is great as well for curing his product. If you've been thinking getting into UV cures, his product would be a great option at a very good price point.
    SF
     
  4. nailbender

    nailbender Active Member

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    Stonefish does this stuff replace epoxy for you? Or do you still use epoxy for some things?
    Doug
     
  5. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Doug,
    I still like epoxy, but don't use it much anymore. The UV cure is just so easy and no turners involved.
    I find it just as tough as epoxy as well. It holds up nicely if you ding your fly on the beach with your backcast.
    SF
     
  6. nailbender

    nailbender Active Member

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    Thank you, maybe its time to try some.
    Doug
     
  7. papafsh

    papafsh Piscatorial predilection

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    I would like to buy one of your kits, contact me please.
    Thanks,

    LB
     
  8. Dipnet

    Dipnet The wanted posters say Tim Hartman

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    papafsh, you can contact silvercreek (Henry) via e-mail at: picaboo@charter.net

    A bit more information about his stuff on this SouthEast Fly Fishing forum thread: http://www.southeastflyfishingforum.com/forum/uv-resin-system-t42344.html

    I just ordered/received recently so haven't used it much but so far I'm really likin' it.

    When I contacted him Henry was just getting ready to leave on an extended vacation but took the time to expedite my order and also stayed in touch via e-mail. I really appreciated that sort of customer service!