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Posted 25 August 2009 - 08:28 PM
Need some (cheap) suggestions for devcon application. Been using some fine bristle nylon from walmart, but only last for a couple of baits before ruined. Is there a cheap substitute that can be thrown away after use? But still has good results? Thanks for any input. KB
Posted 25 August 2009 - 09:18 PM
I use the acid brushes from Harbor freight, can't recall off the top of my head how much, but they are fairly cheap and they run them on sale all the time.
I use them once and throw them away.
Posted 25 August 2009 - 10:06 PM
I've used some relatively cheap flat square artist brushes for several years now - got a set of different sizes for about $8 at Michaels. They last indefinitely if you clean them properly, which only takes a minute after use and IMO they apply a smoother coating than coarse bristled flux brushes. Wipe off the excess epoxy on a paper towel, dip them in lacquer thinner or acetone and fan out the bristles on the bottom of the jar, working it back and forth to get the solvent into all the bristles. Then brush them dry on a cotton towel. Repeat if necessary. The bristles eventually get fluffed out somewhat but it's still better than the alternatives.
Posted 26 August 2009 - 08:00 AM
I also use harbor freight flux brushes; $2.99 per 36pk.
Posted 26 August 2009 - 10:28 PM
@ KB Tackle
Couple of months ago I was lucky to find 24 pcs cards of disposable brushes at a local 1-dollar-store(over here 1-euro-store , off course:lol:) , 1 euro each pack .
These plastic-bristled brushes came in very handy for applying topcoats onto my lures , so I have bought about 1 1/2 dozens to last me quite for a while .
Always worthwile checking your local dollar store ,.......... you may be lucky , as they usually don't always carry the same stuff all of the time !
good luck , diemai:yay:
Posted 28 August 2009 - 02:50 PM
I use the same acid brushes from Harbor Freight that the other guys said but you do have to crimp the base of them or do something to keep the bristles from coming off into the clear coat.