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Posted 30 March 2008 - 11:30 PM
Can etex be purchased in any stores? Or is this only obtained online?
Posted 31 March 2008 - 12:12 AM
Yes you can buy it at various craft shops and hardware stores. I live in a small town and our local ma and pa hardware store carries it.
Posted 31 March 2008 - 01:00 AM
I bought some at A.C Moore.. Dont know if that is a National Craft store or not!!! But its a BIG STORE at our Mall in Concord, NC
Posted 31 March 2008 - 10:41 AM
Many Michael's Craft stores also carry it. It comes in two 8 oz bottles and is marketed as a finish for table tops. The actual name is Envirotex Lite.
Posted 31 March 2008 - 10:52 AM
Hobbytown carries it. Ace Hardware catalogs it which means that if they don't stock it, they can order it for you, and get it on the next truck run, usually about a week. Their daily shelf price is very good also, by far the best of anywhere I've seen it. ...the helpful hardware man...indeed.
Posted 31 March 2008 - 10:57 AM
Menards has it for $17.95, you get a 32oz bottle of hardener and a 32oz bottle of resin.
Posted 31 March 2008 - 08:50 PM
I've found that E-tex is good if you are coating multiple baits because of its slow cure time but I've recently made the switch to Devcon 2 Ton and I'm very happy with it. It's much less messy (no dripping) and cures in about 30 minutes - perfect for doing one or two baits at a time. Not trying to talk you out of E-tex of course - just my observation.
Posted 31 March 2008 - 09:18 PM
now i've never used etex, but i heard that if u let it sit long enough it will congeal to the constancy of devcon. true?
Posted 31 March 2008 - 10:27 PM
I use Etex, and it will stiffen after about ten minutes. A little heat from a hair dryer restores it's flow. With the hair dryer, it stays usable for about 45 minutes. After that, I would worry that it might not flow, so I've never tried to use it after that time.
I just started using D2T for coating my joints before I top coat with Etex. So far, so good. I'm surprised at how little working time I have with D2T. After ten minutes, I can't spread it at all.