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D2t Melting In Sun

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Has anyone had or heard of D2T melting in the sun AFTER it has cured? I painted a lure for a guy and he said that after it set up in the sun for awhile on his boat it melted to a mess of goo.

He told me that I must be using paints that don't work with the clear coat I'm using. I'm using Createx, Polytranspar and Wildlife. Never had this problem before.

Any ideas ??

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never had it melt but have had it turn yellow. could it have contact with a plastic worm? prolonged contact between certain clearcoats and plastic can couse them to become sticky?

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Never had it happen, never heard of it happening. If the D2T was correctly measured, mixed and cured to a normal hard coating, I just can't believe it. I'd ask Buddy to show you the lure, otherwise write it off as b.s. None of the water based paints you mention should have any effect.

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I've never seen this 'incident' happen before. My brother has lures that I have painted for him that I have coated with both D2T and DN. I live in Louisiana where this time of the year it gets around 100 degrees easily. Never a problem.

The only thing I can think of is maybe a something got on the lure and there was a chemical reaction ????

I always figured like BobP said ... 'correctly measured, mixed and cured' it would be hard as rock.

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I have but only in patches!!! - Inadequate mixing of the epoxy, BUT I think it was more than likely mixing unequal volumes of epoxy (D2T).Pete

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Sounds like BS to me, never seen devcon turning into a pile of goo. I stripe my old lures with a torch and it's doesn't melt the devcon into goo.

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Sounds like BS to me, never seen devcon turning into a pile of goo. I stripe my old lures with a torch and it's doesn't melt the devcon into goo.

Have to agree with the others, sure would like to see the bait.

I had an old bait that was done with DT2 a couple years ago and just to see for myself how much heat it takes to damage it, did a little test. Hair drier applied within 1" for 4 minutes, no damage, but it was very hot to the touch. Heat gun was used next and you have to get the epoxy hot enough to smoke before it will bubble the surface.

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Sorry - must have had small pox or something, BUT the other lures in the box did not catch it.

Anyway the fix was, re-coat it.

pete

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