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  1. Here is the way I see it. You just have to worry about yourself. You cannot stop what you are talking about. So you just need to do it better than everyone else. It is not an easy thing to do. Being the best never is. Bottom line is.....How bad you want it? Skeeter
  2. There aren't any "good" epoxies that you can use without a wheel. Skeeter
  3. I use a respirator when I spray. Mainly because I shoot lacquers. My thought is if you get lacquer particles in your lungs then they wont dissolve and flush out of your body because they are solvent based. That goes for urethanes too. Water based paints can eventually dissolve but paints of all kinds are getting better and tougher and I am still unsure what is contained in reducers for stuff like createx. I think we all can agree that it is more than just water. You are correct that isocanates can cause cancer if you are exposed a lot. But to my knowledge, there are no filters that can completely block them. Proper ventilation and good masks are the key when you shoot or dip. Taking fresh air breaks are good too in my book. Just be glad we aren't painting cars. Skeeter
  4. You can put a small bit of epoxy in the hole with a toothpick and just put a piece of clear scotch tape over it until it cures. Then you can slowly peel the tape off. The tape helps level out the fill in the hole. Edges may stll show but at least the bait will be sealed and it won't pop out. This problem can be caused by oil or dirt from you hands. But I have learned that devcon levels out best when the environment in your shop is between 70 to 74 deg. and the humidity is at least 60% or better. If the air is too dry it can cause the epoxy to cure quickly and draw up as it cures. If the temp is too cold then the epoxy becomes too thick to spread out evenly while it is on your wheel. If it is too high then it starts to cure too quickly and you could have the same problem. Everyone needs to remember that applying epoxy clearcoats is a skill, just like painting. Practice makes perfect. Skeeter
  5. I have never found much fault with Bob's advice. He is a credit to the site. Skeeter
  6. I have fished some baits with BS epoxy. The held up and looked just fine. IMO both brans work just fine. Skeeter
  7. If you are using quality paint then 24 hrs is good enough no matter what you thin your paint with. Skeeter
  8. My first thought is what paint are you using? If it is good paint it should not come off that easy. Also what glitter are you using? Forget shooting glitter through your Iwata. The tips are too small. Skeeter
  9. Jkid and all eyes are right. Did a lot of reading on createx and the wicked colors and auto air seem to perform the best. Go to their site..... a lot of good reading there. The advice that was given about contacting the company is excellent too. It will save you a ton of time getting the right answers from them. Skeeter
  10. My experience has been that you should do the entire lure. For sharp edges, you can just touch sand them enough to take the sharp edge off. Skeeter
  11. MBY, If I were you i would practice on an old lure. Skeeter
  12. LMAO.....You have to admit.....it was both fun and entertaining. Skeeter
  13. Just got done reading this whole post.....lot of stuff and thoughts. One person posted here in hard baits that they are here to start sharing everything that they have learned from the FB sites. Please start doing so sir. I am ready to learn. The Japanese did kick painting up a notch as far as looks. The lures are definitely pretty. It's just too bad that the paint doesn't stay on on the bait for long. I have baits that Tally and Coley made 9 years ago and they are stll holding up and look great. Many folks are here to help. I know that for a fact, because many have helped me. A lot of work goes into what they have suceeded and failed on. Personally, I feel if folks want to be a true craftsman they need to do the work too. I am always glad to help folks get over a hump or help with thoughts to get around a sticky problem, just not always give it away. It's just business. There are a few on this site that shoot more paint in a week than the rest of us do in a year. Many here have worked 60 hour weeks and still put the time in their shops to figure out how to make something work. I guess an old saying says it best.... "How bad do you want it?" Skeeter
  14. Wrong Mark.....I give guys. For over 16 yrs. clearcoats have been a topic and and there is still no real agreement. You guys have at it. I agree.... BobP knows epoxy. My hat is off to him as well. Skeeter
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