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    Default Dave's Flexament

    Hi guys,

    Is there any alternative to Dave's Flexament to put on feathers?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marno View Post
    Hi guys,

    Is there any alternative to Dave's Flexament to put on feathers?

    Thanks!
    I don't follow you, what do you mean by "put on feathers"?

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    Sally Hansens 'Hard as nails' or any other clear nail varnish works fine for me. If I run out I just use stock standard head cement.
    Around the steel no tortur'd worm shall twine, No blood of living insect stain my line;
    Let me, less cruel, cast feather'd hook, With pliant rod athwart the pebbled brook,
    Silent along the mazy margin stray, And with fur-wrought fly delude the prey

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    Quote Originally Posted by C J View Post
    I don't follow you, what do you mean by "put on feathers"?
    CJ,

    It is to make wing cases...

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    Thanks FishWhisperer,

    I will try that!!

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    Sally Hansen's dries brittle, so in my opinion is no good for what you're wanting to do. For your intended usage, I don't think there is anything out there that works as well as Flexement. Besides which, Sally Hansen's isn't much cheaper either.

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    Yep I agree Flexament is excellent a sobviously by definition it dries 'flexible'. Just make sure you don't leave the bottle (of Flexament...) in the sun - or S Hansens for that matter...
    The more you know, the less you need (Aboriginal Australian proverb)

    Only dead fish swim with the stream (Malcolm Muggeridge)

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    Bit out of left field... but I used to have stuff called jet dope and it was used on paper wing model aircraft. It would harden the paper shell to make the wing and body of wooden model planes - I don't see why this wouldn't work on feathers. i think it needed to be slightly warmed in an oven to bake it, it dried to be hard but pliable.

    I can't remember if it was cheap or not. If it still exists (if people still build those planes) you would be able to get it at a hobby shop or specialist toy shop.

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    What does the Flexament and S Hansens cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaunF View Post
    Besides which, Sally Hansen's isn't much cheaper either.
    Aah, but this you can steal from the missus!
    Ive never had a problem with brittleness.... although ive never tried fleximent to compair. Works for me though
    Around the steel no tortur'd worm shall twine, No blood of living insect stain my line;
    Let me, less cruel, cast feather'd hook, With pliant rod athwart the pebbled brook,
    Silent along the mazy margin stray, And with fur-wrought fly delude the prey

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