I need a sealer that will resist fly head cement

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Forum topic by Jeff_in_LSMO posted 11-18-2015 03:33 PM 505 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-18-2015 03:33 PM

I’m finishing a fly tying table for my dad, and I need a sealant (top coat) that will resist fly head cement or crazy glue.

Any recommendations.

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#1 posted 11-18-2015 03:38 PM

Try some wax on a sample not much sticks to wax .


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#2 posted 11-18-2015 03:42 PM

I used a mixture of BLO/Beeswax/turpentine on my assembly table, and Urea Formadehyde glue pops right off, I’m thinking crazy glue will as well; the beeswax component really prevents adhesion. It’s also easy to renew. More info here, but I’ll use MS next time instead of the turp to reduce the odor greatly, had to air out my shop for 2 days.

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#3 posted 11-18-2015 03:45 PM



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#4 posted 11-18-2015 06:56 PM

My fly tying table is topcoated with WB poly (Target 9000) and gets waxed occassionally. No problems with super glue sticking

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#5 posted 11-18-2015 07:28 PM

Poly would be better than lacquer as most tying cement is lacquer. Wax it well and tell him to wax it periodically.

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#6 posted 11-19-2015 02:10 AM

Get a sheet of laminate that you can scrape the glue off.


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#7 posted 11-19-2015 02:26 AM

Go cheap, put a piece of waxed paper down. Use once or twice and toss.

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#8 posted 11-19-2015 02:17 PM

thanks for the suggestions.

what about waterlox?

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#9 posted 11-19-2015 02:58 PM

Wax paper, as BurlyBob said.

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