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As stupid as this question sounds is there a preferred type of super glue you use for your lures? I'm going to use super glue this year to get a little extra mileage out of my senkos and Keitech swimbaits. Thanks. 

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Yes  Mend-it.

A-Jay

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http://www.menditglue.com/

 

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I found another one called Spike It Fix a lure. Should I buy one of these marketed for fishing lures or just get one from the Dollar store and save a few bucks for lures ;)

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I use Loctite Gel to glue Z Man's TRD's to the jig.

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For glueing baits to a jig head, I have found the loctite gel control to be the best thing going. Unlike most super glues, even the thick ones, it stays right where you put it. 

2 minutes ago, tander said:

I use Loctite Gel to glue Z Man's TRD's to the jig.

Pretty funny we posted at the same time the same thing lol

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Loctite gel for glueing baits to jig heads and Mend It for soft plastic repairs. "Super glue" tends to leave a hard spot where it is applied to the plastic where Mend It does not.

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8 hours ago, heavyduty said:

Loctite gel for glueing baits to jig heads and Mend It for soft plastic repairs. "Super glue" tends to leave a hard spot where it is applied to the plastic where Mend It does not.

^^This^^ - all you need to know for securing and mending soft plastics !!

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I've just tried the Gorilla Super Glue Gel. I'm impressed. 

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Loctite gel works great for attaching swimbaits to hooks and grubs to jig heads. To mend a torn soft plastic I usually just heat it up with a lighter and hold the 2 pieces together till the meld. BTW Loctite gel will work on soft plastics but other loctite glues won't. Make sure you get the gel. I made that mistake myself.

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I find all this glue stuff too messy.   if my plastic is damaged too badly I toss it and put on a fresh one.  If my plastic won't hold on my jig head, I get a different jig.  There's too many good ones out there for me to fuss with one that needs glue

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I am also a fan of loctite for getting plastics to stay in place or for locking in the weights of my frogs before fishing them....I rarely fix a damaged bait, I chuck them in a bag and sometimes I will use a lighter to melt one if I really need it but I find once a plastic tears, it is a pain to fish, and the only soft bait glue I have ever seen used had a really strong smell, not sure what brand it was but was not mend it...

Superglue is good for jigheads and hooks, but not so good for hands, eyes, or lips....If you get some on your hands, do not scratch anything..Loctite gel seems to be a bit more forgiving and does not leave as much color but there are a million tricks to keep baits from sliding down a hook, the Elaztach is where the issue can come in from my experiences or if the hook is too small....

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36 minutes ago, primetime said:

I am also a fan of loctite for getting plastics to stay in place or for locking in the weights of my frogs before fishing them....I rarely fix a damaged bait, I chuck them in a bag and sometimes I will use a lighter to melt one if I really need it but I find once a plastic tears, it is a pain to fish, and the only soft bait glue I have ever seen used had a really strong smell, not sure what brand it was but was not mend it...

Superglue is good for jigheads and hooks, but not so good for hands, eyes, or lips....If you get some on your hands, do not scratch anything..Loctite gel seems to be a bit more forgiving and does not leave as much color but there are a million tricks to keep baits from sliding down a hook, the Elaztach is where the issue can come in from my experiences or if the hook is too small....

From my RC plane building days where CA glue mishaps were the norm, I would just wipe a drip off quickly with a towel and then just spread the rest out by rubbing it so it dried quickly. It seemed to cause no issues other than having slightly tougher skin while it dried. Usually I could pick off the glue easily without damaging any skin. 

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Rarely do I repair baits, but when I do, this is what I use. Mend-It works better, but it's kind of a PITA to keep from drying out and gumming up.

Plus, this Loctite is the best glue for gluing baits to jig heads, and the bottle is basically spill-proof.

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I've never thought about using glue to repair lures. I've just tossed them when they are unusable and grabbed a new one. Guess if I was down to my last couple of baits and had to order new ones I would go the glue route to get a little more mileage out of them.

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22 hours ago, Buckeye Ron said:

I've never thought about using glue to repair lures. I've just tossed them when they are unusable and grabbed a new one. Guess if I was down to my last couple of baits and had to order new ones I would go the glue route to get a little more mileage out of them.

I'm the same way. I play with the Mend It to make my own designs and "creatures". I have more success on teaser type tubes but have far too many 4" tubes thru the yrs. So a good pass time is to shorten them and put them back together with the Mend It, turn a 4" into a 2.5".

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x2 x3 x4 x5

loctite and mend it.

A few of the guys from here recommended it to me a little while back.

worth it.

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A couple of years ago, I thought that mending plastic baits could be a good idea under certain circumstances and so I bought a bottle of Mend-it.   One day on the water I opened the bottle and repaired a couple of Strike King Shadalicious swim baits that had gotten torn up. So far so good.   It occurred to me that once opened, the glue could get really thick and/or dry out.

I took precautions.  I sealed the bottle as tight as I could, fitted a piece of duct tape around the cap - holding it on and  hopefully fully sealing the air out.   I put the bottle inside a zip lock bag and put the package inside the step bin in my boat.    Forget about it - didn't need it.   Late that fall, when sorting/cleaning out the boat I found the bottle still sealed in the zip lock bag.   It was done - useless - too thick to use.   I threw it out.  I throw big plastics so seldom that I just get out a new one if I've got to throw big plastics - soft swim baits, etc.  I think that storing Mend-it is more trouble than it is worth.   

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2 hours ago, Fishes in trees said:

A couple of years ago, I thought that mending plastic baits could be a good idea under certain circumstances and so I bought a bottle of Mend-it.   One day on the water I opened the bottle and repaired a couple of Strike King Shadalicious swim baits that had gotten torn up. So far so good.   It occurred to me that once opened, the glue could get really thick and/or dry out.

I took precautions.  I sealed the bottle as tight as I could, fitted a piece of duct tape around the cap - holding it on and  hopefully fully sealing the air out.   I put the bottle inside a zip lock bag and put the package inside the step bin in my boat.    Forget about it - didn't need it.   Late that fall, when sorting/cleaning out the boat I found the bottle still sealed in the zip lock bag.   It was done - useless - too thick to use.   I threw it out.  I throw big plastics so seldom that I just get out a new one if I've got to throw big plastics - soft swim baits, etc.  I think that storing Mend-it is more trouble than it is worth.   

I thought I saw a post recently where someone said if your Mend It dries out add some MEK (Methyl Ethyl Ketone) which can be purchased at any hardware store. I think Walmart carries it too.

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Mend-It is a wonderful product, but I keep it at home in the refrigerator.  Damaged but repairable soft plastic baits get put aside while fishing then brought home to repair.  It saves you money on replacing baits and helps keep more soft plastic out of the environment!

Tight lines,

Bob

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