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My First Photo Finish Bait & Questions
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Posted 14 November 2008 - 01:17 PM
Ok, I think royalties are involved here! I think you need to send me a High res version of your modifications in an email and I need to test a couple of those traps for you!
Those look very nice! I guess I am just going to have to get a better printer and give it a try!
Posted 14 November 2008 - 01:45 PM
I'm trying to figure out this Dick Nites stuff. The first coat went on great but when I went to do the second coat I couldn't get the top off! I followed the directions that came with it and cleaned the threads on the top and jar before I closed it. Is that normal? I just punched a hole in the top to pour out some more and covered it with duct tape. Is that ok or should I transfer it into something else?
Posted 14 November 2008 - 01:48 PM
appreciate the info man! sorry can't help u w/ the DN. I use e-tex and d2t.
Posted 16 November 2008 - 06:14 AM
DN Is very tricky stuff, I have wasted a couple qts with the stuff setting up.
I used a wine bottle to store it in the last time and it worked great but after it sat for about 3 months it went bad,.
This time I used a small hot sauce bottle with a skinny neck because I do not have enough DN to fill a wine bottle so we will see how long it works this time.
I am sure if your can is stuck you just need to pry harder and it will break loose.
There is a bunch of posts on DN if you search for them.
Posted 16 November 2008 - 01:24 PM
Dick Nite storage - it begins to cure in the container if there's not a good seal (I doubt a strip of tape will hack it) or if there is a lot of moisture laden air in the container. In my experience, even in a wine bottle or other small necked container, it will still begin to cure when the level reaches about half full because of the air in the other half. Hobby builders or small volume builders don't use DN fast enough to preclude the problem. I don't think you'll ever have success storing it in the can it came in because removing and tamping on the lid always results in air leaks. The best you can do is decant the quart into smaller containers that you can fill to the top and seal tight. I'm trying something called Bloxygen, an aerosol can of argon/nitrogen that you spray into the container, forming a non-reactive layer of gas between the DN and the air in the container. Bloxygen is sold as a paint and finish preserver and can be ordered from the company's website or other outlets. Does it work? A few TUers already using it say YES. Ask me 6 months from now and I'll have an opinion.
Posted 17 November 2008 - 08:45 AM
Since I don't have that software or a good color printer I am resigned to my own mind distorting the image! A few beers later and it is amazing!
No clear coat yet but here is my latest mind shop version of photo finish.
Posted 17 November 2008 - 09:20 AM
Wow, nice work!