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How Long Doe's A Bait Need To Be On The Rotisary?
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Posted 10 July 2010 - 12:51 AM
I am using a clear coat similar to Invirotex, and I'm wonder how long my baits really need to be turning for. I usually brush my baits and place them on the rotisary in the afternoon or evening. I then shut down the shop and in the morning I stop the rotisary and remove my rack. I then put the rack with the baits still attached in my shop attic as it's very warm up there. The reason I want to know whats the shortest time that they really need to be turning. I do know that my brush gets stiff perty quick, so my thinking would be that the baits probably only need a couple hours maybe 3? Any one know for sure what is the safe rotisary stoping time? I would hate to brush 24 baits and load up my rotisary rack and stop it to soon and have the clear coat run. Any info is great.
Posted 10 July 2010 - 09:34 AM
When I use epoxy, I turn it for at least 12 hours. I leave a test stick in the left over epoxy, and use that to judge how hard the epoxy is, before I turn off the turner. Once it's hard, I recoat.
Posted 10 July 2010 - 10:54 AM
I turn slightly thinned Devcon 2T for 3 hrs, Envirotex Lite for 6-8 hrs. It depends on the ambient temperature. There is a point where the epoxy feels pretty stiff but will still sag, so you don't want to rush it. There's nothing worse than finding the epoxy sagged, knowing a little more rotation and 5 cents worth of electricity would have avoided ruining a whole batch of baits. That's a lot of work down the drain. Patience is a virtue and building crankbaits will teach it to you.
Posted 13 July 2010 - 02:51 PM
:)like to have them turning for one full day (24 hours) if i can. i think it is better to go longer for nothing then to mess up all your work be cutting short the time. just me.....
Posted 14 July 2010 - 09:19 AM
4 to 6 hrs for flex coat and I think e-tex is a very similar product.