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epoxy on lips
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Posted 18 November 2008 - 04:49 PM
when putting the top coat on, how do you not get epoxy on the lip of a crankbait?
Posted 18 November 2008 - 06:42 PM
install the lip afterwards, or use painters tape and hang the lure.
Posted 20 November 2008 - 01:51 PM
I want epoxy along the margin of the lip where it joins the bait. I hold the bait by the lip with locking forceps to help me manipulate it and do a neat job. You can remove stray epoxy before it cures with either naphta or denatured alcohol without clouding the lip.
Posted 21 November 2008 - 01:31 PM
I purposely encapsulate my crank lips with epoxy (in close proximity to the bait that is). However, I use balsa for my cranks and the area in which the lip is attached has constant strain. I typically don't worry too much about a little bit of epoxy getting away from me on the lip. It's clear and the fish don't seem to mind. However, fingerprinted epoxy is a different story.
Posted 24 November 2008 - 08:09 AM
A. By using a moisture cure urethane such as Dicknite's topcoat, or spraying with an high-grade automotive urethane clear and masking. However, if you use an epoxy clear, the best way is to install your lip after clearcoating the bait.
Posted 24 November 2008 - 09:14 AM
I dont glue my lips in at all.. I just duck or duct tape them in.. depending on which part of the country your from!
Posted 24 November 2008 - 09:21 AM
What did you run out of chewing gum?
Posted 24 November 2008 - 10:12 AM
I tried D2T on my lips. Took 2 days to get them open again.