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Posted 31 October 2010 - 07:07 PM
I too am testing DN new topcoat. I have the same results as you. This stuff is way beyond good. I sprayed mine. It dried hard, clear, and fairly fast. No reaction to my paints (lacquer). I did a scratch test from day 1 to day 7. I couldn't tell any difference after day 3. I fished it hard, threw and retrieved it up my gravel driveway, and scraped it with hooks and knives. The stuff is very very tough!!!
Posted 31 October 2010 - 11:27 PM
The toughness is what is impressing me, as ease of use means little to me without that! And it is by far the most user-friendly stuff I've ever seen. It dries very very hard, but I've see no tendency for it to scratch or crack. Dick may have broken the code with this formulation!
I wouldn't think it would require very much dilution for spraying; about what ratio did you use?
Posted 01 November 2010 - 09:02 AM
I didn't dilute it at all. I shot it at 35Lbs with a 5mm tip. It flowed out flat. I put on a pretty heavy coat. One coat was all I used for testing. Two coats would be more than enough for any application. I can't wait to get more.
Posted 01 November 2010 - 10:10 AM
This new topcoat sounds like it could be the next big thing for custom lure makers. Does anyone know how soon it will be available?
Also, is it low, medium or high build?
Posted 01 November 2010 - 01:28 PM
I am also testing. I dipped a couple of small crankbaits. It took 3 dips to get the build I wanted but they look great. It did interact with my detail pen ink and caused it to run, but it looks kinda cool. Next batch I will spray with Createx clear first.
Posted 01 November 2010 - 03:08 PM
What is the dry and recoat time with the new DN?
Can it be dipped?
When can the rest of us take it out for a test drive?
Posted 02 November 2010 - 01:04 PM
Dry time @70 degrees and 50% hum.- dry to touch 1hr, set to touch 2.5hr, thoroughly dry in 4.5hr. Final cure in 12 - 15 days
I dipped a couple of small cranks and it works great. Very thin coats so it took 3 to get what I wanted. Recommended re-coating in 5hrs. Can be re-coated sooner but final durability will take longer.
Clean up with soap and water.
Information above came from instructions shipped with sample.
Posted 02 November 2010 - 02:43 PM
My last jar of DN is starting to GEL hope this is availible to us soon! Would rather give Dick my money that buy some KBS!
Posted 03 November 2010 - 08:02 AM
To the guys Testing (DN) Thanks for all the updates , I'm out of my (DN) ,
Can't wait to get the new stuff.
Posted 03 November 2010 - 06:45 PM
I have to second what everyone is saying about the new DNs. I was a little surprised when I looked at my sample because it isn't very clear (In fact, it's pretty cloudy). That being said, it dries very clear and so far (to me) seems pretty durable. For me, it was dry to touch in under an hour, but that is with very thin coats. There are some fumes, but no where near Dick's original formula. All that being said, I would like to wait a couple weeks and give it some time to cure before I really put it to the test. As of right now, two thumbs up.
Posted 03 November 2010 - 08:39 PM
hate to continue this thread down the wrong path but, when is the new DN going to be available? sorry, i haven't been on the forums in a while. the clear coat currently on the DN site isn't the new formula?