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  • Float Making

    Hi Guys
    I'm thinking about making my own pole floats and wagglers
    just wondering if anybody know where i can get the materials, preferably one supplier but if anybody knows where i can pick it up cheaper it would be much appreciated.
    Also when using balsa do i need a specific sealant or does the paint act a a sealant , one more thing any adive on types of paint etc would be much appreciated.
    thanks
    andy

  • #2
    theres a chap on ebay wilkeskf he does float making items sound bloke

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    • #3
      http://www.finessefloats.com/
      Fishing tackle - accessories
      PĂȘche-accessoires : Vente accessoires pour Flotteur au coup, Anglais, montage carnassier et +
      and type floatmaking in on ebay!
      personally i use acrylic paint........dries quick more coats in a few mins!!!!

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      • #4
        Hi, seal the floats with sanding sealer, available from ebay, use epoxy to glue them, nearly forgot use clear shrinking dope before sealing, it makes the balsa solid. Use what ever paint you want, then finish with either hard as nails (nail polish) or ronseal diamond hard varnish. If you want any help just give me a shout.
        [URL="http://www.fishingforforces.org/"]http://www.fishingforforces.org/[/URL]

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        • #5
          thanks for the help guys, ill probably be in touch feldyourno1 when i get my bits, am bound to get something wrong

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ajg3151 View Post
            am bound to get something wrong

            If you get it right first time, you are not doing it properly

            Its all part of the challenge !
            [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

            Half man, half Octoplus, half bean wannabe test pilot.

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            • #7
              There is a couple of good threads on here, packed with all the question you might have, warning, it gets addictive!!!
              [URL="http://www.fishingforforces.org/"]http://www.fishingforforces.org/[/URL]

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              • #8
                wots shrinking dope?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by andrew65 View Post
                  wots shrinking dope?
                  I had some of that a few years ago, when my younger brother found where I hid it.
                  [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

                  Half man, half Octoplus, half bean wannabe test pilot.

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                  • #10
                    Its used for model making, you can get it on ebay, shrinks faberick, so basically it hardens up the balsa, before sealing it.
                    [URL="http://www.fishingforforces.org/"]http://www.fishingforforces.org/[/URL]

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                    • #11
                      Hi Andrew.
                      it is cellulose dope used in the model aircraft game, you used to put it on the tissue paper that you covered the wings and fusalage with.
                      it tightens up the tissue paper so you can apply paint.
                      it works the same as sanding sealer, apply to your balsa bodies then paint, no need to seal it as well.
                      all the best steve.

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                      • #12
                        hi pal you can get all ur float materials from finesse floats very fast delivery as for sealer i use sanding sealer first then shrinking dope if u do it the other way round the sealer cannot penitrate into the balsa! i have never had any of my floats come back with negative remarks id u need any orher advice just pm me mate
                        cheers
                        boggy "Bg Floats"
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                        • #13
                          Question with 1mm bore pre drilled bodies when adding a 2mm tip do i just drill the hole at the top bigger and how far down do you drill ???
                          [url]www.alltackledup.co.uk[/url] - coarse fishing information website for the South East of England.

                          [url]www.westmallinganglingonline.co.uk[/url]

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                          • #14
                            Fishaholic77
                            no is the answer, if you buy a 2mm tip you should buy with a 1mm bore, glue your glass fibre stem 20mm into the tip.
                            just depends on the body shape, on the diamonds i just sand the top of the diamond body so the tip sits flush.
                            hope this helps.
                            All the best steve.

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                            • #15
                              Pudsli do i need to sink the tip into the body how far ??
                              [url]www.alltackledup.co.uk[/url] - coarse fishing information website for the South East of England.

                              [url]www.westmallinganglingonline.co.uk[/url]

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