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shadetreepainter, April 11, 2009
Posted April 11, 2009
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Talking about Cement Sealer?
link to manufacturer please
SEAL-COAT is a product made by a company named Component Systems, Inc. It is advertised as "a 1 step epoxy replacement that provides a deep gloss, fast drying, extremely durable worm proof finish--all with no measuring and no odor". It cautions to use in well ventilated area. It is water clean-up. I spray in the garage but the product was made for dipping jig heads and spinner baits. Can be purchased from Barlow's or Netcraft or from the manufacturer in larger quantities.
Ah yes, I remember now reading about that last year. Ever use it on larger lures, 2-3oz?
No, I sure haven't. Largest lure I've done is a re-paint of a Strike King King Shad. I've used Seal-Coat on some small top water plugs that a fellow is going to use for speckled trout. I've had no feed back concerning durability.
Posted April 12, 2009
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1/8 oz of finish on a commercial bait? Seems like a bunch! On 2 - 2.5" bass baits coated with 1 coat of D2T, I usually see .03-.04 oz in extra weight. I'm wondering if the bait was wood? Commercial builders often use solvent based glues or similar coatings as a thick "build up" layer before they paint and clearcoat. When I'm refinishing lures like that, I leave the build-up coat on the lure to preserve its weight and shape - and so I won't have to deal with raw wood.
The total combined weight of the epoxy finish added to the factory finish was 1/8 oz. I stripped all the finish and paint down to the plastic. The lure was plastic. I have also repainted wooden and plastic lures that have had a gesso type undercoating that was used to even out surface blemishes and adjust weight. I have used thinned D2T as a primer to seal and even out surface blemishes on wooden lures.
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