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#10951668 - 07/01/15 03:04 PM loon vs clear cure vs solarez...
fishnstu Offline
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Registered: 01/19/15
Posts: 10
Who has used all three how did they compare? I have only used the Clear Cure products thus far and found them to be adequate. I liked their ease of use but found it best to store them in a dark spot otherwise I would likely have cured goo in the dispenser tip. I am getting ready to purchase both of the other brands listed just to see if they are virtually identical or if there are some differences.

stu
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#10951755 - 07/01/15 03:49 PM Re: loon vs clear cure vs solarez... [Re: fishnstu]
Linecaster Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/23/06
Posts: 1153
Loc: Richardson TX
I use ClearCreek uv epoxy it dries non tacky, for the undercoat I use Sally Hansons UV gel, it dries a little tacky but works great for building heads, a single coat of CrystalCreek finishes it off nontacky.
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#10951779 - 07/01/15 04:03 PM Re: loon vs clear cure vs solarez... [Re: Linecaster]
RexW Offline
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Registered: 09/24/02
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Loc: Sherman, TX
Originally Posted By: Linecaster
for the undercoat I use Sally Hansons UV gel


OK, you've got me on this one, I haven't heard of it. Sally Hanson's has a UV gel?
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#10952084 - 07/01/15 06:47 PM Re: loon vs clear cure vs solarez... [Re: fishnstu]
Jim Ford Offline
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Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 1432
Loc: Texas
I use CCG for my spoon flies and coat it with Sally's. I use Loon's UV Knot sense over the nail knots on my leaders and my leader/fly line nail knot. The Knot sense isn't tacky like CCG. Like Rex, the Sally's UV gel is a new one on me.

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#10952368 - 07/01/15 09:06 PM Re: loon vs clear cure vs solarez... [Re: fishnstu]
Linecaster Offline
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Registered: 02/23/06
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Loc: Richardson TX
Sally Hansen Salon Gel Polish, I found in Walgreens in the nail section, special section caters for Salon style nails gels and UV LED lamps.
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#10952838 - 07/02/15 07:38 AM Re: loon vs clear cure vs solarez... [Re: fishnstu]
RexW Offline
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Registered: 09/24/02
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Loc: Sherman, TX
Thanks, I'll have to check that out.
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#10952865 - 07/02/15 07:50 AM Re: loon vs clear cure vs solarez... [Re: fishnstu]
J-Moe Offline
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 3094
Loc: Brenham, TX
Good thread. I have been using the Diamond Hard epoxy. The problem is that when it cures it is a milky color. Does the Clear Cure actually cure clear?

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#10953022 - 07/02/15 09:11 AM Re: loon vs clear cure vs solarez... [Re: fishnstu]
chefmike Offline
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Registered: 12/22/13
Posts: 621
Loc: Smithville, Texas
The VERY BEST resin out there is from Deer Creek based in the UK totally non tacky and you don't need any top coat of Sally Hansons etc
I have worked with all the UV's out there and this is the best by far
Available in different viscosities and available in this country from
castersonline.com and now also Feathercraft
Hope this helps
Mike
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#10953328 - 07/02/15 11:45 AM Re: loon vs clear cure vs solarez... [Re: chefmike]
J-Moe Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 3094
Loc: Brenham, TX
Originally Posted By: chefmike
The VERY BEST resin out there is from Deer Creek based in the UK totally non tacky and you don't need any top coat of Sally Hansons etc
I have worked with all the UV's out there and this is the best by far
Available in different viscosities and available in this country from
castersonline.com and now also Feathercraft
Hope this helps
Mike


Mike, that is the one I am using but it doesn't set up clear. It is off colored white when it dries. Any thoughts?

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#10953647 - 07/02/15 01:59 PM Re: loon vs clear cure vs solarez... [Re: chefmike]
Linecaster Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/23/06
Posts: 1153
Loc: Richardson TX
Try ClearCreek, to my knowledge it dries clear. It is as good as the Diamond one and is local. I simply use the Sallys to build up the head or glue the tread etc to save the ClearCreek, you could use only ClearCreek, I like to use both.
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#10954538 - 07/02/15 09:24 PM Re: loon vs clear cure vs solarez... [Re: fishnstu]
Linecaster Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/23/06
Posts: 1153
Loc: Richardson TX
I have been giving the wrong name of the product I use, it is SilverCreeks Crystal UV Coat. Tack Free Cement.
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#10956649 - 07/04/15 11:01 AM Re: loon vs clear cure vs solarez... [Re: fishnstu]
chefmike Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 12/22/13
Posts: 621
Loc: Smithville, Texas
Hi Jamie
Not sure why that is as mine has never off colored when used. let me have a think on that
Mike
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