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Clear Marine Polyurethane
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Posted 01 February 2008 - 06:37 PM
I seen an ad for some clear marine polyurethane,Im wondering has anyone used this to top coat lures or do you think it will work,Its a no mix product that is for wood,floors ,boats,price is 18.00 a gallon,thats why im asking,claims to be chip resistant,non fading.
Posted 02 February 2008 - 10:55 PM
Why dont you post the brand then people can say if they have tried it & if its any good for tacklemaking people cant just guess can they ?
Posted 02 February 2008 - 11:17 PM
The brand doesnt matter,ill try it myself and if it works ill let everyone know,somethings you have to do yourself,thanks for your reply.
Posted 02 February 2008 - 11:41 PM
No one has replied because probably no one has tried it! But believe me, people are interested. Don't get disheartened by the lack of response. I look forward to your findings.
Once you have it, you will need to do some comparison tests with the epoxy, to guage if it is better or not. PM me or post for ideas on how to procede. It is all down to how deep you want to get.
Posted 02 February 2008 - 11:47 PM
Thanks vodkaman,Im looking for lower cost alternatives to devcon and some of the other top coats,I was sure someone else had tried a polyurethane clear for floors or marine use,ill try it and post my results
Posted 03 February 2008 - 12:14 AM
Read the recent thread on Dick Nites. I recon the same rules will apply. Don't let the excess drip back into the tin.
Posted 03 February 2008 - 12:25 AM
I have a line on some moisture cure urethane for 36.00 per gallon ,crystal clear non yellowing ,this is a huge savings over some of the other moisture cure urethanes ive seen ,ill post my results,
Posted 03 February 2008 - 11:20 AM
The only thing I know about moisture cured polyurethanes is a product called Traffic, which is what most floor installers use if they are going for a water based finish.
It seems to hold up to foot traffic well, hence the name, but I haven't tried it on lures, so I can't comment.
Posted 03 February 2008 - 05:46 PM
Thanks,I read the post and am going to give it a try,who knows,I may end up saving big time or----------------------- Ill post my results,Trying to save some cash on the moisture cure urethane,theres a lot of out there,just need to try .
Posted 03 February 2008 - 07:33 PM
I know theres guys here using urethane on metal spoons & as top on repaints but cant say nothing myself since i havent used it
Posted 03 February 2008 - 09:31 PM
I tried Famowood Duratuff moisture cured poly before Dick Nite. The Duratuff was thicker. That turns out to be a disadvantage because it is more likely to pool somewhere on the bait and when that happens, it tends to bubble and blister the paint. The thinner, the better and DN is thin. The DN also has less tendency to begin curing in the can in my experience. The clearcoat is the last time you touch the bait during the build and if it screws up, it is the most frustrating. All said and done, Dick Nite is worth a few extra bucks to avoid the aggravation. You can dip finish a BUNCH of baits from one quart.