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Permagloss

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Anyone tried using Permagloss on lures?

I've been goofing around with a few lures and need a decent topcoat. I build rods and have plenty of Permagloss sitting around.

Just wondered if anyone had any experience before I gave it a shot.

Thanks!

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Permagloss is similar to Dick Nites in that they are both air cure polyurethanes. However, Permagloss is not as hard as Dick Nites. Permagloss does not give a hard enough coating for baits. Been there, done that. I only use Permagloss on rods, and Dick Nites on baits.

David

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Is the resulting finish about the same?

Pgloss is very glossy, very thin. Have to do multiple layers to build depth.

I did a search and really couldn't get a feel for what the DN looked like once on and done.

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Resulting finish is same. Glossy. I usually apply 2-4 coats of DN depending on how deep I want the finish to look. At the least, 2 coats. It doesn't take as many coats of DN to show depth as it does Permagloss. I must add that the same problems that plague Permagloss also plague DN. Air is the enemy of unused product. I store my DN the same way I store my Permagloss. I always decant the Permagloss from the bottle it comes in into a small can, seal top, and I already have a thumb screw in place in the side at the bottom. This keeps air from getting any further into product. The DN comes in a can and I use an awl to start hole in side and put a thumb screw in. Lasts a looooong time that way.

David

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Sounds like the same thing I do Capt.

I will say on my Pgloss can I usually put just a tiny bit on my finger and rub it around the top of the can to seal it there as well.

And you're right... it stays good for a long time in there.

I also find that it has a longer work life if you put it in a tall shot glass type container when working with it.

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