Where to purchase Dick Nites top coat
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Posted 26 October 2009 - 04:32 PM
Where is the best place to purchase the top coat and is there a specific kind I need to order to coat some homebrew crankbaits? I looked at jannsnet and called Dick nites, but they did not answer. Thanks for the help.
Posted 26 October 2009 - 08:12 PM
It is not being sold at the moment.. Just gander at the threads.
Posted 26 October 2009 - 10:23 PM
I was hoping for a link to an online store, that way I can find an alternative. I'm sure you will now send me to the wonderful help forums, which will pull up a ton of info I don't need. Don't always assume that the people reading the boards haven't made an effort to find what they need. Thanks anyway man.
Posted 26 October 2009 - 10:41 PM
If your looking for an alternative to Dick Nites then type "moisture cure polyurethane" into your browser. There are a multitude of them. Dick is not currently selling his top coat due to the fact that one of his suppliers no longer will supply him with one of the ingredients.
Posted 26 October 2009 - 10:48 PM
I did that and checked out the target coating. Price is good, but I didn't know if anyone had any exp. with it. I saw a few post about the stuff after I ran a search, but no pics of the results. Whats your pref. rayburn?
Posted 27 October 2009 - 12:33 AM
I have used this one (Pelucid-"Por15") and it is pretty good except for the moisture cure problems (same as D.N) and the price- I suggest you look for a Pelucid site there without the 'au' on the web address, you will probably find it is a lot cheaper than here.pete
PPC • Restoration Specialists • Pelucid
Here ya go, I found it , ALSO in a spray can!!!!!!!!! wahoooo- http://www.por15.com...oductinfo/PELG/
Edited by hazmail, 27 October 2009 - 12:39 AM.
Posted 27 October 2009 - 12:59 AM
Thanks hazmail for posting the web address for Pelucid. I guess I will give it a try since I never received the Dick Nites I ordered about 6 weeks ago, which is odd since I spoke to Dick directly on the phone to place the order (he seemed very nice). Now with his supplier issues I'm not expecting to receive it anytime soon. Oh well, hopefully the Pelucid will be a close second.
Posted 27 October 2009 - 04:18 PM
I'm not sure that I have a preference yet Keys. I'm still trying different coatings and trying to decide which I like. I like the finish and the ease of applying the Dick Nites. Love that I can dip it and just hang it up to dry, and that it cures to the touch in a couple hours. The storage problems can be a bit of a pain. Bloxygen can be used to keep the DN fresh, but it's a little expensive when your only painting one or two baits at a time. Some are using a screw placed in the bottom of the DN can as a sort of tap, but doing it this way you have to brush the coating on and I prefer dipping. And the fact remains that the DN is unavailable at the moment. Have tried E-tex and it can be a little fussy about mixing and it takes a long time to cure. Have just received some Devcon 2-ton and will be trying it next. So as you can see I'm still looking for the topcoat that best suits my needs and wants. There are hundreds of topcoats on the market and not all are suited to what tacklebuilders need. About all I can recommend is research what the people here at TU are using and maybe read up on some different finishes online and then pick one and try it. The topcoat that one person swears by may not suit what your wanting to do with it or how your wanting to do it. Hope this helps.
Posted 28 October 2009 - 10:30 AM
I GOT a QUART SHIPPED TO ME YESTERDAY!!! Holding on to it like Gold..
But I been thinkin about...SELLING 1/2 OZ portions in Mason Jars for a 10 SPOT!
or 1 oz for 15....
(if you really think Im a serious you have not read very many of my post in the past!)
Posted 28 October 2009 - 05:28 PM
That "quart" you got shipped to you was probably white lightning. Either that or you've had your head stuck in the paint barrel again suckin' up all those wonderful fumes. Either way just calm down and it will all get better in a day or two.