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Topcoat Drying?

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1st, Thanks for all the kewl info you all provide on this site!

OK, Using a rotating dryer rack, is it better to have the lure turning end over end ie, tail to bill, or rotating around ie, belly to back? WHY?

Thanks, bb

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Personally, I do not think it makes any difference. The subject has been discussed before and opinions have been expressed, but I do not recall anyone publishing proof that one method was better than the other. The majority rotate the lure sideways around the long axis, but quite a few members rotate end over end.

Dave

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The point is to rotate every finite point on the lure through 360 degrees while the finish dries/cures so that it won't sag or drip. However you clamp it on a lure turner, that's what happens.

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The only difference I could see is if your wheel turns too fast, the centrifugal force on an end over end oriented lure might cause problems with the finish being thrown to the outer end, instead of being evenly distributed.

My wheel uses a 1 rpm BBQ motor, and has a ferris wheel system, so the farther out on the faces of the discs I mount the lures, the faster they go.

But, at only 1 rpm, even with 16" diameter discs, the lures on the outside don't move fast enough to be a problem.

I would suggest you do a test with a scrap of wood, coated with whatever you use as a top coat, and see if there are problems before you put a finished lure on and learn the hard way.

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