VMC Hook Eye Epoxy?

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VMC Hook Eye Epoxy?

Post by toddmc » Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:44 am

Does anyone have a good idea as to what VMC uses for their hook eye epoxy? I'd like to get my hands on some.

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Re: VMC Hook Eye Epoxy?

Post by Finnz922 » Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:43 am

toddmc wrote:
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:44 am
Does anyone have a good idea as to what VMC uses for their hook eye epoxy? I'd like to get my hands on some.
Hopefully someone knows, I would love to add to my Gammy's 8-)

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Re: VMC Hook Eye Epoxy?

Post by Dalleinf » Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:41 am

Pardon my ignorance, but what is it good for?
Thanks in advance!

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Re: VMC Hook Eye Epoxy?

Post by toddmc » Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:47 am

Dalleinf wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:41 am
Pardon my ignorance, but what is it good for?
Thanks in advance!
I keeps the line from getting caught in the gap at the hook eye. Your line will often break when your knot rolls to the bottom of the hook eye and rubs against the end of the wire in the hook eye loop.

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Re: VMC Hook Eye Epoxy?

Post by JBcrankaddict » Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:37 am

I’ve always used some of the 5 minute Loctite epoxy. Holds great and no more broken knots.

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Re: VMC Hook Eye Epoxy?

Post by hoohoorjoo » Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:49 pm

JBcrankaddict wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:37 am
I’ve always used some of the 5 minute Loctite epoxy. Holds great and no more broken knots.
This works fine, Jeff. I've also used gel super glue, then sprinkle a little baking soda. It will harden as smooth and as hard as glass almost instantly. It can even be filed and ground down after hardening. A buddy uses this combination to repair chips and cracks in the carbon fiber blades of his drones. I've also used it to repair a cracked carbon fiber handle.
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Re: VMC Hook Eye Epoxy?

Post by TommyG » Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:53 am

Thanks guys! Info like this is why I joined TT. =D>

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Re: VMC Hook Eye Epoxy?

Post by Real » Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:39 am

I use a Loon product gel that you cure with a UV light. It's not sticky, it's pretty hard but remains a bit flexible. I use the fluid kind not the tick kind. I also use it for the gap in spinnerbait wire. I don't loose so many blades.

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Re: VMC Hook Eye Epoxy?

Post by JBcrankaddict » Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:46 am

hoohoorjoo wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:49 pm
JBcrankaddict wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:37 am
I’ve always used some of the 5 minute Loctite epoxy. Holds great and no more broken knots.
This works fine, Jeff. I've also used gel super glue, then sprinkle a little baking soda. It will harden as smooth and as hard as glass almost instantly. It can even be filed and ground down after hardening. A buddy uses this combination to repair chips and cracks in the carbon fiber blades of his drones. I've also used it to repair a cracked carbon fiber handle.
That’s a great mix, sounds like it can be used for all kinds of stuff. I use it to repair old lures before paint and cracked/chipped lips on hardbaits.

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Re: VMC Hook Eye Epoxy?

Post by toddmc » Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:36 am

hoohoorjoo wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:49 pm
JBcrankaddict wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:37 am
I’ve always used some of the 5 minute Loctite epoxy. Holds great and no more broken knots.
This works fine, Jeff. I've also used gel super glue, then sprinkle a little baking soda. It will harden as smooth and as hard as glass almost instantly. It can even be filed and ground down after hardening. A buddy uses this combination to repair chips and cracks in the carbon fiber blades of his drones. I've also used it to repair a cracked carbon fiber handle.
This sounds good, I'm looking for a smoother finish. My super glue and 5 minute epoxy runs aren't usually too smooth. I wonder if VMC spins the hook on a machine, like a rod that has just been built.

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Re: VMC Hook Eye Epoxy?

Post by DavidSA » Fri Dec 25, 2020 2:12 pm

call me stupid

but I just use the VMC hooks. that they won't let my braid loose is why. started about 3-4 years ago. I use the heavy duty for about everything plastic

I think I have landed 3 of 4 double digit bass on these babies so can't find a reason to go another direction

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Re: VMC Hook Eye Epoxy?

Post by Finnz922 » Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:05 am

DavidSA wrote:
Fri Dec 25, 2020 2:12 pm
call me stupid

but I just use the VMC hooks. that they won't let my braid loose is why. started about 3-4 years ago. I use the heavy duty for about everything plastic

I think I have landed 3 of 4 double digit bass on these babies so can't find a reason to go another direction
I just have too many Gammy's to not look for a more economical solution that replacing ](*,)

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Re: VMC Hook Eye Epoxy?

Post by DavidSA » Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:28 pm

got it,

been a while since I've been in that postion but I recall finding a knot that was bigger and helped prevent my braid from slipping out. Never had this issue with the Gammy's I don't think until I became straight braid guy

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Re: VMC Hook Eye Epoxy?

Post by JBcrankaddict » Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:45 pm

I just don’t like VMC hooks. Just not sharp enough for my liking. Owner and Gamakatsu for me, love their variety, and I can get VMC very cheap. Adding a little epoxy to the hook eyes takes about 1 minute to do a whole pack of hooks, so it’s worth it. Never broke braid on hooksets, but noticed fluoro breaking easily and haven’t had issues since adding the epoxy.

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