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Dick Nites Plastic Dip
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Posted 15 January 2011 - 09:41 AM
Dick sent me a sample of another product he has been working on.For the lack of a better name I'll call it DN's plastic.This stuff is semi-clear and as thick as cold syrup.This stuff can be thinned with Acetone ONLY!!
My first thought with this stuff is it may make a great wood sealer.I thinned it down considerably and gave a bait two dips about 15 min. apart.and hung it too dry (I did not put it on a turner)after a couple drips the acetone evaporates and it starts to set.After 24 hours and I gave it a check.It had dried perfectly clear and was extremely hard.The bait was now ready to paint.While dipping the baits I noticed the first coat penetrated the wood very well.the second coat gave the smooth surface you need to paint on.I think two dips..three max. is all you'd ever need.to prep. a wood bait for painting with this stuff.Now for you Balsa guys (My baits were made from Cedar)you may need a extra dip..I'm not sure,my experiments haven't gotten that far yet.But my first thought are this stuff maybe a great alternative to sealing your balsa with epoxy..It would definatly be lighter.
Now all that said..I'm not so sure this stuff would not make a great dipable top coat for wooden baits aswell!!! These same baits I've undercoated with it,I'll top coat with it to and let you know...
I just wanted to thank Dick for all his hard work on bringing this products too us and letting us play!!..Nathan
Posted 16 January 2011 - 03:31 AM
So is this stuff different than any Dick Nite products discussed here?
If so, it is DN3. If it is a dipable top coat, it should work OK whether or not you undercoated baits with it, whether or not baits were sprayed or dipped, or even if a water based paint was used. I'm interested in your results.
Posted 16 January 2011 - 06:18 PM
I'm still in the early stages of testing...It will definatley work well for a under coat too seal the wood.The product is definatley dipable..That is how I'm applying it.As for spraying and brushing ,I'm not sure..but I THINK it could be brushed on..It appears to be a self leveling product.I'm in the process of trying it out as a top coat now....I'll keep you all updated on my experiments..Nathan
Posted 18 January 2011 - 06:15 PM
I know we talked about it and I'm glad you are doing some testing and reporting.
It is now available and I will send out samples to anyone who is willing to pay the shipping, if anyone else is interested. Just email me and tell me you are a TackleUnderground member.
Thanks again! Looking forward to what you find on it as a top-coat as well.
Dick Nite Spoons, Inc.
Posted 18 January 2011 - 06:20 PM
Yep - DN3! Actually it is #S83 LPTC (Liquid Plastic Top Coat).
This stuff was designed to DIP. I tried spraying it and it gets a LOT of bubbles in it and doesn't work as well as dipping. Did not try brushing it, but that would probably work quite well, as like Nathan said, it is self-leveling.
Should work well either under OR over any type of color coat, be it water based or lacquer.
Dick Nite Spoons, Inc.
Posted 21 January 2011 - 03:33 PM
I just ordered some of this from Dick and should be getting it soon. I was wondering did you thin out just what you needed or did you thin the whole container? Also I was wondering if you sanded the DN plastic before you painted?
Posted 22 January 2011 - 09:36 AM
A light sanding definatley doesn't hurt anything..It gives the paint something to grip too..Nathan
Posted 27 January 2011 - 08:02 PM
I just received my LPTC. I was wondering if you have had any storage issues with it so far?