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#1 clemmy


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Posted 22 August 2009 - 09:13 AM

A question I never thought to ask...

I've been heat setting my createx etc. after each color...am I working too hard? Should I simply heat set after the last paint color but before the topcoat? I'm looking for best durability...



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Posted 22 August 2009 - 10:16 AM

I heat set after every color I paint on a lure. I just do it so I can get cure time to go faster and I think that it makes the paint job look better to. Just do what you have confidence in.... my :twocents:
Goodluck, Jacob

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 10:26 AM

As long as you have no problem painting over wet paint and have fully dry paint before you clearcoat, I don't see a difference.

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 06:14 PM

I don't trust that the first layer will be totally set if I wait and only heat set the last one.
Drying is one thing, using the heat to change the molecular bonds and make the paint water proof is something else.
I would be afraid that I would have to heat it so long to be sure in my own mind every coat was properly set that it might cause bubbling, or other problems.
I heat set on low to dry the paint so it doesn't move around on the lure, and then turn it up to high to make the paint waterproof.

A call or email the people at Createx should get you the definitive, horse's mouth answer. Of course, if you're not picky about which end of the horse you're talking to....there's always us.

Edited by mark poulson, 22 August 2009 - 06:16 PM.