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#1 musky1



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Posted 13 February 2004 - 09:05 PM

How long does envirotex take to cure? After about 20 hours I went to clean off the hook hangers and the envirotex with the paint peeled off the whole lure? Could it have been my primer wasn't completely dry? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. Jim

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Posted 15 February 2004 - 11:13 PM

Or maybe there was moisture in the wood? I made a perch 'decoy' for my uncle to use ice fishing. I spray my wood with enamels. I used a gold for some reason, figuring it may show through somewhat. I had not used it before. He had used this decoy a few times, submerging it for a few hours at a time, when the paint and ET started to peel back. It was Christmas of 2002 when I made it for him. I was rushed to complete it in time and remember that I had not got a good coat of ET on it. I wanted him to return it to me so I could add a 2nnd or 3rd coat. He did not and it peeled. I sanded off everything and repainted. Left out the gold and used ET for 2 coats. So far so good. Seems moisture will affect it every time.




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Posted 16 February 2004 - 06:54 PM

I don't believe you will get epoxyto really stick unless you have a good adhesion promoter as a basecoat. What you are doing is encapsulating the lure or whatever, and you need to get a film thickness evenly around the lure. Unless the lure or wood is sealed-the epoxy will get absorbed into the wood fibers which leaves less of a film bulid on the outside, causing it to fail down the road. Epoxy needs 24 hours to fully cure @ 70 degrees. Any cooler and it's a crapshoot.