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Did my own test
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Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:31 AM
Thanks Mark, you are right about the raised area. I think I will go ahead and cover all the E-Tex with D2T so it will look even. I will try it this evening. This is not a large lure, it is for bass.
Posted 05 March 2009 - 02:10 PM
Where do you guys get Nu Luster 55 from would like to give it a shot.
Posted 06 March 2009 - 08:00 AM
Just wondering if nu-lustre sticks or glues itself to the paint..as I've been finding most epoxies are just a shell over the paint like systems 3-west system -etex etc.
Posted 06 March 2009 - 09:01 AM
I haven't stripped a lure with Nu Lustre yet, but both D2T and Etex did seem to bond to paint. When I redid some lures I'd done before, the paint came off with the epoxy, down to the primer.
I'm pretty sure Nu Lustre is the same.
Posted 06 March 2009 - 11:29 AM
I have done several thousand lures with etex and have yet to see one of them yellow. Ironically, I had a customer write me this morning to say he has a BeerBelly Glider that I did several years ago with 30 musky on it and it doesn't have a single crack! That's tough!
When I first started I was using Devcon and although I did like it, several baits yellowed on me along the belly.
Etex will fisheye (dimple) if everything isn't just perfect.....usually it is a contaminant of some kind from your fingers but it can also be caused by unsealed wood, resin that hasn't had a chance to degass, or uncured paint.
I haven't tried the high build flexcoat but I have heard good things about it.
Edited by RiverMan, 06 March 2009 - 11:32 AM.
Posted 06 March 2009 - 12:19 PM
I'll have to try some nu-lustre soon, but I understand there's now 3 different types,one or two with uv added and etex has somewhere around 4-5 different types, but only one with uv added which I beleive is ex-74..the tech told me most use crystal sheen on baits but again that has no uv's in it....good greef!