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Devcon 2 Ton Issues
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Posted 06 February 2011 - 12:48 AM
D2T that JUNK! I got so mad at that stuff it never cured on half my baits and I thought I mixed it really well. I just all together quit using that except for glueing bills on baits. I use DN now and never had problem and it stays good for a long time to work with. I just put a little in a plastic container I am using and brush it on and I have 45 minutes to 1 hour to use it before it gets to sticky to coat baits with anymore.
Posted 06 February 2011 - 01:51 PM
Hey, whatever works for you... go for it! I use both D2T and original formula (moisture cured) Dick Nite. Each has advantages and disadvantages and I like them both. I NEVER have D2T fail to cure hard if measured and mixed right. Of the 2, mixing gets my bid as most important. I mix the HELL out of it, until it has so much air mixed in that it looks like milk. One reason I often add a little denatured alcohol is that it helps the mix to expel those air bubbles. Plus, I've mixed it so long and hard that I'm often running short on "brush time" and a little denatured alcohol will extend that. Same reason I use a fine bristle artist's brush to apply it - the fine bristles help to burst any bubbles. Other guys who use D2T successfully use different tools, different methods, etc. All I can say is that I think it's one of the easiest very durable one-coat topcoats to learn how to use reliably. But fortunately, there are lots of options if you think differently.
Posted 06 February 2011 - 03:50 PM
You could also have gotten an old, or bad, batch of D2T. I use DN, D2T and Etex and like all three of them for different applications. Seems like the bills on your baits would be pulling out if the D2T wasn't curing properly.
Posted 13 February 2011 - 05:37 PM
Am actually using with some 2 ton as a sealer on a few balsa wake baits. Had it mixed up for the hardware, not looking for pretty (that would require Flexcoat, of course), more interested in putting them together quickly so I can run them and check for blance, tune, and the V wake I am shooting for. Baits need a little extra weight/strength anyway. Who knows, maybe I'll convert after all this time.
Now Skeet, what were you doing playing with spray coats?