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90 degrees and epoxy
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Posted 04 March 2009 - 10:11 AM
I've read some weeks ago (sorry didn't payed attention) that someone managed to solve the problem of epoxy running from the 90 degrees angles , I have a particular lure that I'm not interested in rounding the front edges and I need some advice for devcon2ton to cover those angles. Maybe somehow a second topcoat only on those areas ?
Posted 04 March 2009 - 12:57 PM
Epoxy draws away from sharp edges, 90 degrees or otherwise. It will look OK but the coating on the edge is very thin. That may not be a big problem on areas that see little abrasion, like around the head. If you do a second application only on the edges, I feel you are ending up with a rounded edge anyway - rounded epoxy versus rounded wood. I guess it's a matter of what you are trying to preserve - the look of the bait or the action that the sharp edge is producing. If it's a continuing problem, you might switch to a different clearcoat, like Dick Nite polyurethane, or whatever.
Posted 04 March 2009 - 01:08 PM
OK, maybe I'll go rounding epoxy method , the problem will be if the second layer will level up with the first from the rest of the body or I'll end up with a donut lookalike lure
Posted 04 March 2009 - 01:11 PM
Probably best to anticipate the problem and epoxy the corners first, then epoxy the whole bait.
Posted 04 March 2009 - 01:33 PM
If my memory serves me right, someone said, long ago, that the way to go to solve this problem is to apply 5 min. epoxy first, on the edges only, then coat the lure with Devcon 2T. After the 5 min. epoxy sets up, you can correct the thickness of the epoxy with sanding paper glued on a smooth surface, and you leave it thick on the very edges you want to apply it to.
The problem you might run into, is that 5 min epoxy may change color in time, becoming darker. You may try using Devcon 2 ton for the first coat on the edges only, but since it needs longer time to set, you may have some surprises - it may run.
Anyway, Vodkaman is right, you need to coat the edges first, correct the thickness of the epoxy, if you think it necessary, then go with the final coat of epoxy.
Posted 04 March 2009 - 09:33 PM
Don't remember the thread witht he solution, but I also think that applying some epoxy to the edges first would help solve this. just get only what you need to cover in the edges and it won't have anywhere to pull away to.
Posted 05 March 2009 - 04:10 AM
thanks guys, I'll give it a shot with rounding the edges first although I kinda liked the SF aspect