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Posted 25 March 2004 - 01:10 AM
hey, do you guys use the devcon 2 ton epoxy for a clearcoat on the lure? if you do how many coats do you put on? i think that i have heard you can use it as a clearcoat but i am making sure, thanks
Posted 25 March 2004 - 01:59 AM
and also do you brush it on with a brush to put it on the lure? thanks so much,
Posted 25 March 2004 - 02:36 AM
I use the Devcon long drying epoxy to clearcoat. Usually one thick coat is all you need. If you do need a second coat you can put it on right over the first coat after the first coat has dried. You can use a model paint brush to apply it and you can cleanup with acetone, MEK, or any other type of lacquer thinner. A coat of Devcon carries some weight to it. It is a resin based epoxy. If you weight your lures close then two coats may make the bait slowly sink. You may have to adjust your weight. If you apply Devcon above 70 deg. then you can apply it and spin the lure slowly to even it out for about 20 min. and then hang the lure to dry. For every 5 deg. below 70 add 10 more min. of spinning before you hang it or it may sag.
Posted 25 March 2004 - 01:08 PM
thanks skeet, is it ok if i have 5 minute epoxy though? cause thats all i bought, thanks,
Posted 25 March 2004 - 01:30 PM
best bet is the longer drying devcon 2 ton (30min or longer). the 5 min. devcon has a working time of only about a minute and you'll only end up with a big mess. i found some devcon 2 ton (30 min) at discountrocketry.com it's like $13 for 9 oz of each part a and b. hope this helps and even though you are anxious to finish the lure and clear coating it, I would wait until you get the longer drying epoxy. trust me on this it will be well worth it.
Posted 25 March 2004 - 03:34 PM
thanks, i already did one lure!! woops oh well it turned out fine but i see what you mean see ya
Posted 25 March 2004 - 04:59 PM
If i rememeber the 5 min is not rated as water proof and will yellow real quick in the sun light like a few weeks.
Unless that has been improved I would not use it at all.
Posted 25 March 2004 - 11:20 PM
Bigbrown, you really need to follow Richoc's advice. I learned the hard way that the 5-minute Devcon will yellow in a matter of HOURS in the sunlight, not days or weeks. This was on a topwater bait I had painted in a beautiful Pearl White color......left it sittin' on the front deck of the boat, and by the end of the day, one side was more of a nice, golden brown. Great for fried chicken, terrible for Pearl White topwaters!!
The double barrel syringes of 2-Ton are in every Wal Mart I've ever been in, check the paints section. $1.97 a Plaster of Paris, and that will do quite a few lures. HAVE FUN!!!
Posted 25 March 2004 - 11:34 PM
Use the long drying epoxy. You will be much happier.
Posted 26 March 2004 - 12:25 AM
Big Brown, they're all telling you right, go for the two-ton unless you want rust-orange lures.
Posted 27 March 2004 - 01:43 AM
thanks guys, i did go buy some two ton, at first i was scared when the color of one of the tubes was yellow but i did a few lures and i like it alot better than five minute because it dries smoother and you have alot more time to get it on as even as possible my lures turned out awesome, thanks,
Posted 27 March 2004 - 09:01 AM
Skeeter like him some devcon . Good stuff my walmart actully had more than 1 tube in stock , thus I stocked up !!!
Posted 29 March 2004 - 10:51 PM
That's what I'm talking about!! FF shops like I do. Buy it by the sack.
Posted 30 March 2004 - 01:27 AM
That is how I buy it to. If you buy it all, they have to get you more right?
Posted 30 March 2004 - 02:14 AM
Yea what's with Wal-Mart and their continuous low supply of Devcon. I always remind the guy to reorder for me and still find the shelf empty at times. The trick is to buy every tube they have when it comes in. Wish we could get the stuff in tubes that were much larger.....say 5 times the size of those we currently buy.