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How to use Devcon 2 ton
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Posted 13 February 2008 - 07:08 AM
I have trouble with DN running under my tape on the bil even when I swore the tape was tight so I want to try 2 ton.
I did some searching but so many posts I do not have all day so sorry.
How do you use it / mix it / mix it in what /
Do you need to turn the lure like DN
Posted 13 February 2008 - 07:57 AM
Jim you will have to turn it as well and brush it on.So you might as well ditch the tape and brush the Dick Nites onto your lures.
Posted 13 February 2008 - 04:40 PM
Instead of using tape, I also use a brush and run a bead of devcon along the lip much like you would paint a corner or an edge of a room with regular latex paint. I think that this serves to seal the gap and reinforce the lip better than if you had a clean edge. Also, as mentioned, you need to turn the lure while, or immediately after applying the devcon. I have a coat hanger rigged up to my cordless drill to suspend the bait and tape the trigger on the drill to turn slowly until it sets.
Posted 14 February 2008 - 01:49 AM
If you brush your DN on, you can dispense with the tape altogether; just paint it around the bill. Use a 3/8ths or so thick, soft, Camel hair brush, and each lure should take you about a minute--I know I couldn't tape and untape a crank bill that fast, and there's no mess to deal with--I always apply the last coat or two with the bill in the bait, and it's quick and simple.
This would be much quicker than learning to use an epoxy topcoat, and it is also less expensive than Devcon. You may have to adjust the weighting of your lures also as Devcon is thicker and heavier. I'm experienced with both epoxies and DN, and I can brush on a coat of Dicknite's much quicker than I can a coat of Devcon and that's just for one lure--several lures will go much quicker with the DN, because there's no mixing, no brushing out the bubbles, etc.
Posted 14 February 2008 - 06:41 AM
Seeing I already ordered the devcon, LOL
I will give it a shot.
What do you use to pour your DN into for brushing, have you found throw away's or do you use the bottom of a can , if so do you use the same can until build up is to much ? to hold the DN
I guess one Min. is less time then clean up of a bill.
Thanks again for your help
Posted 14 February 2008 - 07:01 AM
Bottom of a beer can works just dandy! Denatured alcohol works well as a solvent to clean your brush and the can. The 2 ton sets up pretty fast though and I would say that the "work time" for the purpose of coating a biat is actually less than 20 mintues. More like 5 minutes I think until it gets thick to the point where it will not level out well. Some guys thin the epoxy a bit with denatured alcohol to add some time to the set and cure. Either way you will want to set up an area to work and have everything ready to go once you start to mix the epoxy.
Posted 14 February 2008 - 10:19 AM
It does for me, but look for Devcon 2 ton epoxy finish in the Member Submitted Tutorials. Good luck
Posted 14 February 2008 - 10:56 AM
For DN I work out of 1/2 ounce metal-topped glass jars. This way I can use the entire jar (a lot of baits) before it thickens too much to be useable, and I seldom have any loss. Model Master sells these jars in a 5 pack with some pipettes as Mixing Jars at Hobbytown, etc.
Yake Bait has you covered on the Devcon usage.
A coat or two of DN over any epoxy coat will make it more durable and much more scratch resistant.
Posted 14 February 2008 - 11:00 AM
FWIW Bruce, the link came up Invalid for me also...is Explorer your search engine?
Posted 14 February 2008 - 06:37 PM
I brushed the DN today, worked much better and alot easier then I thought it would be.
Thanks for the tip.
Posted 14 February 2008 - 08:28 PM
Member Submitted Tutorials - It's sort of a case of "you can't get there from here". But you can if you:
Click on FORUMS at the top of this page
Click on Member Submitted Tutorials on the bottom of that page.
Scroll down to the bottom of the results and change "Last 100 days" to "Beginning"
That will display all the tutorials that exist on TU.