Solarez UV Curing Resin Review

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2016/06/13 13:57:18 (permalink)

Solarez UV Curing Resin Review

UV Curing resins are the way of the future for fly tying epoxy.  They are much quicker and easier to use.  No more mixing, no more trying to hurry before curing, and no more of those terrible drying wheels.  These curing resins make epoxying so much easier.  Just zap with a UV light, and its done.  

 
Solarez was actually the inventor of UV resin.  They originally made it for surf boards, and have moved into products designed for fly tying, among many other applications.  They currently have 4 formulas specialized for fly tying.  The Thin Hard formula is great for penetrating thread wraps and fibers.  Also great for applying eyes and thin coats over bodies.  The Thick Hard formula is great for building bug bodies and when you need a thicker and slower formula.  The Flex formula is really great for repairing waders, and building bodies that need to "flex" or bend without the formula cracking.  I also use this for some knots to keep their strength and to smooth them out.  The most recent formula they came out with is bone dry.  This cures super hard, and very quickly.  It also comes with a brush applicator and is great for use as head cement.
 
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    cdcaddis
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    Re: Solarez UV Curing Resin Review 2016/12/10 15:48:05 (permalink)
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    Re: Solarez UV Curing Resin Review 2017/01/08 12:01:50 (permalink)
    Which one would you recommend for surf candy? Do they cure clear, or with yellow tint?
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    Re: Solarez UV Curing Resin Review 2017/01/19 11:35:24 (permalink)
    Yes, very clear Porktown, I usually use multiple of their resins.  I use the thin hard, then thick hard, then do a coat of the "bone dry".  But I've also used the "flex" to make it more squishy as well (kinda like a soft plastic) in a way.  Here, I have a video of me making a surf candy with it if you want to view it.  

    Its not actually a traditional surf candy though...  its got other materials.  This one is with the flex... 
    https://youtu.be/Yug5uBLaSq4

    This one is more hard cure... 
    https://youtu.be/B4qc8FH-JUU

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    Re: Solarez UV Curing Resin Review 2017/01/19 20:59:46 (permalink)
    Good stuff McFly.  Do you ever use the surf candies inland?  I want to tie some up for the beach, but don't go often.  They look like one of the best glass minnow imitations that I have seen.  Although KJH had some on this site that looked incredible too (using for false albacore).  The epoxy head seems like a good idea with blues and spanish macks, which I am targeting though.
     
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    Re: Solarez UV Curing Resin Review 2017/01/19 21:53:45 (permalink)
    I fish these for bass all the time at my local lake, they work well.  I have also fished them inshore for redfish and seatrout.  I am sure they would be great off shore also...  
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