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Devcon 2 Ton ...how Many Coats Do You Typically Apply?
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Posted 25 August 2011 - 07:55 PM
Real quick question. Just curious how many coats of D2T most of you typically apply to your Musky/Pike crankbaits? I've been going with 2 coats but didn't know if 3 would make that much of a difference durability wise.
Posted 25 August 2011 - 09:20 PM
I never use but one coat of d2t, works for me. Musky Glenn
Posted 25 August 2011 - 10:42 PM
I use to use the stuff and one coat is plenty. That stuff is like a rock when it cures totally and it adds a lot of weight to lures. I use DN because I don't have that problem with the weight. Just make sure to mix it really well before using it.
Posted 26 August 2011 - 05:53 AM
OK, so its sounds like 1 or 2 is the way to go. Thanks.
Posted 29 August 2011 - 08:21 PM
It also depends how much you thin it, on PVC I thin mine to all most a milk viscosity with one coat and with wood a little thinner than a stock mix and still just one coat.
Posted 30 August 2011 - 09:31 PM
Just one coat. Applied liberally all over the bait, nose to tail, smooth strokes.
Posted 01 September 2011 - 04:43 AM
What are you thinning it with Hillbilly, if you don't mind sharing the recipe? I would very much like to safely thin sometimes, especially for a second coat.
Posted 01 September 2011 - 03:52 PM
Denatured alcohol I mix the DA in the A and B before mixing. As for the mix ratio others will differ but mine is 1/8oz of DA per oz of epoxy. You also have to be aware of ambient heat in the room.If its warm I only thin a little if its cool I do the hole 1/8th oz.
Posted 02 September 2011 - 09:37 AM
If you want to catch more fish apply 1 coat....bait will have better action. If you want it to last forever don't use devcon 2 ton epoxy.
Posted 02 September 2011 - 11:46 AM
Hillbilly, thank you for the recipe.
Rookie, what "forever" finish do you recommend?
Posted 26 September 2011 - 06:51 AM
Dosent the dev turn yellow quick in the sun? I use etex but wish it was harder. Dosent turn yellow at all just gets punctured by hooks and teeth.