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Multiple Coats of Crystal Sheen
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Posted 05 November 2003 - 03:59 PM
I am using Crystal Sheen for the first time and I was wondering how long the rest of you users wait until you apply the next coat of it? Do you wipe down the bait with Acetone first?
Thanks to all for your help.
Posted 06 November 2003 - 05:23 AM
I usually wait 10 to 12 hours before rapplying the next coat. I have never wiped the baits down with anything. But if you were to do so I would not use Acetone, I would use rubbing alcohol. I think the packaging recommends this. I usually apply a coat around 8 or 9 am and reapply about the same time at night and let the baits spin all night.
Posted 06 November 2003 - 11:50 AM
I'm still playing around with it but so far I've been doing 3 coat's,1 a day(that's all I have time for,work and all ) and then letting the last coat cure 4 day's
Posted 06 November 2003 - 12:02 PM
Does Crystal Sheen require more than one coat??
Posted 06 November 2003 - 12:09 PM
Coley, not really sure if you could get by with just one,to me it is alot like flex coat but a little harder.I havent made that many with it yet but from prior post I read everybody else was doin multi coats.
Posted 06 November 2003 - 04:54 PM
just applied a second coat crystal sheen today. seems to be okay.
Posted 06 November 2003 - 07:00 PM
Been using Envirotex and they reccomend wiping with alchol before recoating. I usually wait 48 hours before recoating, but if you guys are getting by on 12 hours then I'll give it a shot.
Posted 06 November 2003 - 09:23 PM
I use devcon 2 ton coat it tonight fish with it in the morning. I always spin my baits in front of a 110 heater blowing on them they cure hard enough to use in about 3 hrs. so far i've not had any problems doing it this way
Posted 06 November 2003 - 10:32 PM
Keep close check on the white color
under your Devcon, I have seen some
yellowing by curing to fast.
Posted 07 November 2003 - 09:01 AM
well the first coat of crystal sheen came out alright then i applied a second coat and after 24hrs it's still a lil tacky and seems that some of the bubbles came up to the surface and now i have small pits on the surface. any suggestions??
Posted 07 November 2003 - 09:45 AM
Ub the tacky part sound's like maybe your in a cold enviroment ? Havent had a bubble prob. but Im running a torch under mine, some say the chemical reaction of the carbon monoxide does it(get 's rid of the bubbles) but I kind of think the heat make's the air expand in the bubble making it Plaster of Paris either way if you get to close with the torch you'll ruin the finish so keep the flame small and stay away from the bait 10-12" work's for me
Posted 08 November 2003 - 09:47 AM
Gee fellas, that stuff sounds alot easier and faster than my old Devcon.
The tackiness is from not mixing in equal parts or not stirring it enough to ensure a complete mixing of the two parts.
Posted 08 November 2003 - 05:58 PM
Once you get the hang of using Crystal Sheen I believe it to be the best finish for low production fellows like most of us. I only make about 300 baits a year at the most. It is more crack resistant than Devcon. After multiple coats it is also clearer than Devcon with the same amount of coats. Keep using it and be very , very sure to get it mixed well and evenly 1 to 1. Also be sure the room you are applying it in is at least 70 degrees. Cyystal Sheen rocks!!!!!
Posted 08 November 2003 - 08:59 PM
Don't forget everybody thought the world was flat until Columbus proved them wrong, wonder if his hull was coated with Devcon,Flex coat or Cyrstal sheen !!! LOL
Posted 08 November 2003 - 09:58 PM
Columbus used Devcon. His turning motors kept burning up under the stress of the unequal weight of the three boats during the time required for drying Crystal Sheen. He went back to the Devcon, brushed on plenty, and hand turned them for about 30 minutes each and hung them to dry. The Santa Maria did develop a slight sag a few minutes into turning which he eliminated with his primitive but effective hand held hair dryer. The finish turned out pefectly and only one coat was necessary. Little Queenie Isabella was so impressed she approved funding for the expedition immediately, and the rest as they say, is history. Columbus said privately that he couldn't have done it without the Devcon and the special hardwood for the boats he obtained from some guy known locally as Skeeter.
Posted 10 November 2003 - 01:42 PM
well the second coat i applied remained slightly tacky so I mixed up another batch of Sheen and this time i made sure the bubble were gone before applying to the lure. worked out pretty well and now that sucker is as hard as a rock and not to mention it looks nice and shiny!