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After painting a bait and cutting a lip slot in whatever order you prefer....

do you:

1. Clear with epoxy and put lip in at same time

2. Clear with epoxy and put lip in later

3. Dip bait in anouther kinda clear and get a little on the lip

Trying to:

Clear with epoxy

Keep epoxy off lip

Make good seal against water all the way around the lip

Figure out how much epoxy to use in the gap or on the lip to keep it from running out the sides or front

Maybe figure out how to get it together and easily clean up the mess later

Keep from pulling my hair out by not using magnifying glass and a little brush with one hair in itsmile.gif

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After painting a bait and cutting a lip slot in whatever order you prefer....

do you:

1. Clear with epoxy and put lip in at same time

2. Clear with epoxy and put lip in later

3. Dip bait in anouther kinda clear and get a little on the lip

Trying to:

Clear with epoxy

Keep epoxy off lip

Make good seal against water all the way around the lip

Figure out how much epoxy to use in the gap or on the lip to keep it from running out the sides or front

Maybe figure out how to get it together and easily clean up the mess later

Keep from pulling my hair out by not using magnifying glass and a little brush with one hair in itsmile.gif

I do number 1. I hold the bait vertical with the lip slot up.

Using your clear coat, go ahead and apply around the head

and in the lip slot. I like to put more on the lip and then insert

the lip into the slot slowly. Using what runs out the sides of the lip

slot to start coating the sides of the lure. You will get a perfect

seal at the lip joint and your lip will be nice and clean.

Coley

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I paint the bait, install the lip, then clearcoat after the lip epoxy has hardened. If I dip clear the bait, I get a little Dick Nite on the lip - no problem IMO.

I use a piece of stainless wire to totally fill the lip slot with Devcon Two Ton and then insert the dry (no epoxy) lip into the slot. Wipe off the epoxy that squeezes out the back of the slot. If I put epoxy on the lip before insertion, it usually pushes out onto the lip surface and makes a mess. I cut the slot to hold the lip with minimal slop but you don't want a tight fit because that wipes off all the epoxy when the lip is installed. Epoxy has an optimum film thickness for best strength when bonding two surfaces. It's not a lot, but it isn't zero!

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Thanks guys. Appreciate the input. Think ill try the epoxy and lip at same time until i get a better final clear.

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JMHO, installing the lip is the touchiest part of building a good bait. For me, it takes hemming and hawing, multiple sights down the belly of the bait and a little fidgeting before I get the lip dead perfect. I can't imagine trying to do that on a bait I just clearcoated with anything.

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JMHO, installing the lip is the touchiest part of building a good bait. For me, it takes hemming and hawing, multiple sights down the belly of the bait and a little fidgeting before I get the lip dead perfect. I can't imagine trying to do that on a bait I just clearcoated with anything.

BobP, you took the words right out of my mouth. I always epoxy the lip in, let dry, then clear coat later.

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