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Posted 05 July 2010 - 05:23 PM
I am new at painting crankbaits and have tried several top clear coat and nothing I have tried yet holds up. So my question before I just try it about envirotex spray sealer does it work. If not give me advice on what to use and were to get it.
Posted 06 July 2010 - 09:52 PM
Matty, the product used as a topcoat is Envirotex Lite, a two part epoxy usually sold in a box with 2 ea. 8 oz bottles (resin/hardener). It is advertised as a pour-on durable finish for tables and bar tops. Baitmakers brush it on in multiple coats as a topcoat. Do a search in this forum for techniques and tips on using Etex for more info.
I've not heard of using Envirotex spray sealer as a topcoat.
Edited by BobP, 06 July 2010 - 09:53 PM.
Posted 07 July 2010 - 05:55 PM
I've seen the Envirotex spray in the WASCO catalog and wondered the same thing.I can't seem to get regular E-Tex to work correctly.
Posted 07 July 2010 - 09:03 PM
I make saltwater lures and have used the etex spray. It is nice and thin, ok for hardness, but won't stand up (nothing really will) to bluefish, rocks, saltwater etc. I haven't had it peel off but you can dent it with your finger. One thing to note is that it is the most horrid smelling stuff I have ever smelled. You also have to spray it on a clear 70 degree day with low humidity. Otherwise it will be cloudy. I know a lot of the guys on here make freshwater stuff. It may hold up ok for quite a while on those, but if you get into rocks etc, it may not. I just picked up a can of U-POL clear. It also smells real bad. It is a little harder, but still not as good as epoxy or one of the auto urethanes (those are real bad for you, I've never even tried those).
The spray on clears sure are easy to use though.
Posted 09 July 2010 - 08:58 AM
Can you respray several coats, like you can brush on another coat with regular brush on Etex?
Posted 09 July 2010 - 03:22 PM
i've got some and it's a spray on varnish thats compatible with e-tex ,don't fall into the trap that it's etex in a can
Posted 09 July 2010 - 05:44 PM
Thanks for the heads up.
It sounded too good to be true.