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Thinning Etex ?

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I have read several times that people thin d2t with acetone, Has anyone tried this method with etex lite? I'm trying to get a thinner top coat using what I have, plus I think I would be able to do multiple coats without wrecking lure action.

Joe

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You can thin epoxy with just about any solvent - denatured alcohol, lacquer thinner, acetone, etc. I use denatured alcohol or lacquer thinner because they evaporate slower. Etex already contains solvent and most guys use multiple coats of it to get acceptable coverage, so I'm skeptical - not from the standpoint of "can you thin it" (you can) but from the standpoint of "will it cover and protect adequately". I coat most of my baits with Dick Nite moisture cured polyurethane and it is durable, glossy and THIN. You might want to consider it if a thin topcoat is critical.

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thanks Bobp for the reply, Does anyone think that a normal coat of etex would cover , and give enough protection without killing the action on a dt 14, I have three ready to topcoat?

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One or two coats of Etex will work fine on a DT-14. Even a single thicker coat of Devcon 2 Ton should be OK on this size Rapala.

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BobP, I coated the lures the other day with a thinned down Etex lite / denatures alcohol mix. Although I didn't thin as much as I would like, the alcohol didn't seem to affect the final results of the Etex. I'm going to leave one coat on the lures and see how they handle the abuse. If I can take a decent picture I will post the paint schedule and pics in the near future on the hard bait cook book post. Thank you for the help. Joe

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