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Posted 03 March 2011 - 09:21 PM
Brother in law starting to paint a few cranks. He has some envirotex lite pour on. I've never heard of it. Would this be o.k. for a topcoat? We're out of Devcon and looks like gonna have to order it off the net.
Posted 03 March 2011 - 09:33 PM
Envirotex lite is a decoupage epoxy, designed to be poured on large, flat surfaces, like bartops. It is designed to be self leveling, so it is full of solvents, and has a very long "open" time. That makes it runny and drippy if you try to just brush it onto a lure.
If you want to use it for coating cranks, you'll need to use a lure turner, and turn it for at least eight hours. When I used to use it, I turned my lures overnight, and then recoated them in the morning and turned them all day again.
Use the search feature of this website to research Envirotex lite, or Etex, and lure turners.
Long story short, unless you're set up for it, it can't be used.
Posted 03 March 2011 - 11:26 PM
a lot of people do use it though.
another way to look at it is if you ARE set up for it, it will definitely work.
Posted 04 March 2011 - 09:36 AM
You're right, it definately will work, and it's a good topcoat to use.
My post made it sound like it is a problem finish, and it's not.
I've used Etex for years, and it works great.
But I do have a lure turner for applying epoxy topcoats.
I don't know how you can use it without a turner of some kind, unless you're willing to hand turn a lure for hours.
Posted 04 March 2011 - 10:28 AM
Thanks for the replys guys. We do have a turner. I kinda thought it would be thin and slow to dry. Just wanted to make sure that it could be used for a topcoat.
Posted 04 March 2011 - 11:57 AM
its harder to work with than D2T but I like the end product much better. now I use D2T thinned to seal my baits and Etex for topcoat.... Just ensure you let turn overnight and mix exact amounts of part A to part B or it will never harden.
Posted 04 March 2011 - 01:55 PM
Measure by volume, not weight.
Posted 04 March 2011 - 04:29 PM
Good Call Mark! Part A and B do not weigh the same so weighing them is not a viable way of measurment. I use 1 syringe labled A and 1 labled B to measure the Etex and I also lable the bottles accordingly. I bought a pack of 100 vet syringes size 3 cc with the slip nozzle for about $10 on ebay so I am not worried about changing them every once and awhile. People use medicine cups and while I use them to mix in I dont like measuring expoxy with them. its just a little to viscous for me and I dont feel I am as accurate. JMHO!