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Home Depot Epoxy Super Glaze
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Posted 01 April 2008 - 10:05 PM
I went to home depot hoping maybe they sold etex. I found a product thats called Parks super glaze. Its a two part epoxy that smells just like etex. I paid $20.00 for 32 oz. of this stuff. I was wondering if anyone has used this before. The hardener is not as clear as etex but it says it drys clear.
I'll try it on some baits and post the result if anyone is interested.
Posted 02 April 2008 - 10:52 AM
How is it to work with compared to Etex? How long to set, how long to handle, how much working time?
How hard does it wind up being?
Give it up! )
Posted 02 April 2008 - 11:17 AM
1. Never used etex, so I can't answer. From ecerthing i've heard of etex it is similiar, but seems to be more forgiving of a "bad mix" as I have never had a problem.
2. Depends on temp and IF you thin it. I thin it w/ denatured alcohol to extend the pot life. I also dip and hang as opposed to paint and spin. So knowing that it sets to the touch in 24 hours give or take. SInce I cut it w/alcohol it takes a few days to completely cure. I'd guess unthinned the usuable pot life is anywhere from 15-30 minutes.
3. Hardness is comparable to etex.
They way I use it, is quite fast and easy. I cut the epoxy 25% by volume w/alcohol. I then pour the epoxy from one cup into another fully coating my plug. I let it drip a few seconds, then hang it to finnish dripping. When I am done w/a batch i bring them from my garage into my basement to cure over a space heater. Sunday I coated 3 dozen saltwater plugs in less than an hour using 2 batches of epoxy. 1 batch is 1 condiment cup resin, 1 hardner and 1/2 c cup alcohol. You can re-dip in 24 hours for a thicker coat. Durability is comparable to etex. A little more forgiving than devcon 2T.
Posted 02 April 2008 - 07:27 PM
He's just more hardcore than we are!
Posted 03 April 2008 - 07:32 AM
The majority of the alcohol has flashed off before they even see the heater. Plus it's not an open flame or anything, just keeps the lures between 70-80 degrees. It's necessaru since I work in an unheated basement.
These are SW plugs, big 3/0, 4/0 VMC's. Hook rash is gonna happen. Where I fish, I'm banging rocks EVERY cast. Hook rash is the least of my concerns.
Posted 06 April 2008 - 11:48 AM
Someone here suggested T'ing your trebles (sorry, I don't remember his name, or I'd give him full credit for a great idea), bending the two hooks that normally rub the lure out until they sit opposite each other, so they don't rub the lure's finish.
I do it by holding each of the hooks with a pair of needle nose pliars and bending them at the same time, which is quick, and kind of makes it easier to get them even, since I'm applying the same pressure to both at the same time. You can also put the middle hook in a vise, and bend the other two down until they're flat across.
I believe the guy who originally posted the idea said he did it to his trolling lures to keep them from tearing up the finish, and so the hooks didn't stick and mess up the action. He was right.
I don't get hook rash any more, and the hooks don't stick in the side of the lures as much on the cast.
Posted 06 April 2008 - 07:07 PM
yes it is i used it a few times and still have 90% of it.
i dont feal it gets as hard as etex or devcon.
and if i rember right it turned yellow also.
Posted 06 April 2008 - 07:53 PM
I finally got to use this stuff on some baits. I like the look it has but I think the etex is better. I had some lumps that I never get with etex and it took 16 hours to dry tack free. It seems softer than etex also. I think for myself I will stay with the etex. I thought you guys might like to know the results of my comparison of the two..........Oscar:teef:
Posted 07 April 2008 - 07:29 AM
I T all hooks on musky lures.It cuts down on hook rash and you'll hook alot more fish because the points
can't lay on the side of the lure.
Posted 08 April 2008 - 02:55 PM
Never yellows on me... BUT, I'm a striper fisherman. my plugs RARELY see daylight.
Posted 13 April 2008 - 08:47 PM
I finally got to fish the baits I did with this epoxy. I'm not at all happy with the result. If it hit anything it chipped off. Rocks totally removed it. I think hitting the water alone chipped it. Maybe I had the mix uneven I don't think I will use it again. Etex or D2T are a far better product in my opinion..........Oscar
Posted 14 April 2008 - 12:12 PM
You saved me a potentially time-consuming and expensive learning experience.
I'm so hard on lures that I beat up the Etex pretty good, but it holds up well unless I make an "unscheduled introduction" to an unforgiving rock.
I actually "introduced" on of my 8" jointed swimbaits to the rocks on two occasions yesterday, after it had caught a nice fish for me. Talk about ungrateful!
I had one coat of Etex on it, and the rock cut through it, and chipped it the first time, and the second time, more of the same and the cotter pin hinges actually bent a little, so the lure segments didn't line up any more.
I had done an on the water fix the first time, sealing the open wood with super glue, but, after the second episode, I took pity on the lure and let it rest for the day.
If the Home Depot epoxy doesn't measure up to Etex, I'd be afraid to use it, even if it's cheaper.
Posted 14 April 2008 - 07:00 PM
Mark, Thats why made another post on this stuff. Maybe I could save someone the trouble I had. I thought it might be as good as etex and for me easier to get. But it just don't hold up. When you spend the time to make the perfect lure and then it gets destroyed in one day of fishing it makes me a little unhappy:mad:............Oscar
Posted 16 April 2008 - 11:00 AM
Interesting... I don't see much of a difference, But I fish much different conditions. NOTHING holds up to rock pounding in the surf...