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Problems with Dick Nite Coating
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Posted 27 March 2009 - 11:11 PM
I have two questions for the DN experts.
1. What do you pour the DN into before brushing and what keeps it from setting up in the brush container?
2. How do you know if the DN you have isn't "fresh" anymore? The stuff I have is about the consistency of maple syrup, maybe a bit thinner.
Posted 28 March 2009 - 12:01 AM
Jed, I pour mine into the plastic bottle caps that come off soft drink bottles. Less than half a capfull does three crankbaits like Big-Os. I have no problem with it setting up in the cap. I throw what ever is left in the cap out with the cap. If yours is the consistency of maple syrup, you need to get a fresh supply. I would have to say that it has begun to set up due to opening the lid too often. However I say this without knowing for sure how you have been using it. Once it begins to set up there is no way to stop it. What you are saying is the same problem I had with the Perma Gloss before I learned how to store it. Hope this helps and hang in there. Good luck
Posted 28 March 2009 - 10:54 AM
What would be the minumum shop temperature to use DN lure coat?
At most the shop has been about 60 degrees lately
Posted 28 March 2009 - 11:18 AM
Jed, your DN will eventually form a crust and begin to cure in the container. Before I bit the bullet and began using better storage practices, I used DN as thick as molasses thinned with lacquer thinner. Once it crusts over, you can still use it as long as you don't grab any of the crust (actually it's more like a tough hockey puck) when you spoon it out of the jar. But there's no way to stop the cure and it becomes a lot less "user-friendly" as it gets thicker - which doesn't take long to progress.
James, I've dipped in DN at 50 degrees with no problem.
Posted 28 March 2009 - 11:24 AM
Ok thanks you guys. So what is the consistency when it is fresh? Is it about like water? Just wondering if I should add some LT now.
Posted 28 March 2009 - 01:10 PM
You might add some thinner if you are applying the DN over heat-set waterbase paint. I would suspect you will encounter problems adding thinner to the DN, if you're brushing or dipping over solvent base paint that doesn't have a catalyst added. The thinner may eat into the solvent base paint causing it to run, bleed or possibly wrinkle.
Edited by KcDano, 28 March 2009 - 01:13 PM.
Posted 28 March 2009 - 03:17 PM
I'm using it over the top of heat set water based paints.
So far so good, two coats and all looks perfect. The only thing I changed was I went to a softer brush (stole one of my wife's make-up brushes booo ha ha) and have minimized the brush strokes as much as possible.
The surface doesn't look real even but I am hoping it will smooth out on the next coat.
Posted 28 March 2009 - 08:15 PM
"(stole one of my wife's make-up brushes booo ha ha)"
I love this site.
Posted 28 March 2009 - 09:51 PM
Jed, DN is very thin when fresh, almost (but not quite) as thin as water. I don't have much experience re brushing/leveling 'cause I dip baits but of course nothing will level as well as epoxy, and DN coats are very thin.
Posted 20 April 2009 - 12:28 AM
Dick Nite uses their solevent based paints with their top coats on the different spoon lines that they offer.