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Posted 03 April 2011 - 01:37 PM
Hello everyone! I would like to start out by saying thank you to all of you for the awesome help and tips on here. My question is I started top coating a few of my lures today and the first couple I was unsure how much time I really had for the dt2 and I rushed and missed a few little spots! Can I apply a coat over the missed spots or just recoat the entire bait?
I also made my lure rotater today out of an old windshield wiper motor mounted on a tripod. It works really well and the wiper motor was free and I had the tripod and never used it so it was an inexpensive project to say the least! Thanks again guys!
Posted 03 April 2011 - 05:05 PM
I had the same problem the first coat I tried. I did some light sanding and then re-coated, which worked great. The exception was one small spot where I accidentally took some paint off. I didn't worry too much about it, it still swims.
Posted 03 April 2011 - 05:07 PM
you can just hit the spots you missed but it will be noticeable.
Posted 03 April 2011 - 05:15 PM
I've sometimes been able to lay a perfect little pool of D2T into a missed spot. If you take your time and the spot is small, it's feasible. If you think it's not gonna work, better to re-coat the whole lure. The epoxy will tend to fill the hole and level out smoothly over the bait. After a few of these episodes, you develop a methodical routine to avoid any missed spots while coating the lure quickly. The time pressure is one reason I often thin my epoxy by mixing a few drops of denatured alcohol into the mix. It will increase the brushing time by at least a minute and will not retard the final cure time siginificantly. Even with thinning, I usually mix enough D2T for only 2 baits, 3 max.
Posted 03 April 2011 - 06:16 PM
Thanks guys! Bob the spots are small and they should be fixable. Do you need to go thru the whole spin deal on the rotissery after you fill them spots?
Posted 03 April 2011 - 08:12 PM
If it's just one, lay the bait to cure so the epoxy is on top. More than one, rotate as usual.