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Posted 19 September 2011 - 11:56 AM
I could not find any search info on the epoxy that is sold at hobby Lobby, can anyone tell me if they have used either the 30 min or the 5 min. and if it's any good.
Posted 19 September 2011 - 07:10 PM
Envirotex can be bought at Hobby Lobby. A good may guys use it for a clearcoat for their painted baits. Fatfingers has a great tutorial for Etex, posted in the How To section of TU.
Posted 20 September 2011 - 12:03 PM
I will look that up, to be clear you think this is an ETex product.
Posted 20 September 2011 - 12:16 PM
Etex isn't a "5 minute" or "30 minute" epoxy. Etex is a decoupage epoxy that is designed for covering bar and counter tops. Believe your thinking of something like Devcon epoxy that is used to bond things together. There are a number of epoxies that come in 5 and 30 minute formulas. Are you trying to top coat lures 2TBone or are you trying to join something together?
Posted 20 September 2011 - 07:41 PM
Ive used the 5 min epoxy from Hobby Lobby. It seems to work well. I only use on the lip and screw eyes when I install them. I seal my baits w/ devcon 30 min epoxy(d2t).
Posted 20 September 2011 - 08:54 PM
Just BTW, what we refer to as "Etex" is Envirotex Lite epoxy, sold in double pint sets in many hobby stores. It comes thinned with solvent and it takes longer to cure than 30 minute epoxies like Devcon Two Ton, which is thicker and designed as an epoxy glue. Etex is a popular, quite durable, very clear - but it usually requires 2 or more coats, depending on the type of bait, and it requires extended rotation times compared to some alternatives like Devcon.
I think you'll find that any 5 minute epoxy will turn brown; they use a different type of hardener than slow cure versions. I used it to install hook hangers and lips but stopped after I noticed the browning, which becomes noticeable a few months after application. There are lots of 30 minute epoxies and many of them seem to work pretty well, though you won't get feedback on a particular brand unless someone has used it and can recommend it.
Posted 20 September 2011 - 09:35 PM
Another issue is most 5 min epoxy is water resistant(not sure about 30min), but not waterproof! E-tex is a good epoxy for topcoat if you have a lure turner.
Posted 26 September 2011 - 06:40 AM
I use etex alot of curing time take about 2 day to fully harden and then takes another coat. But theres nothing out there that looks bettter. Jus wish it was harder hooks and teeth punctuer my lures especially if I dnt wait the full 2 days to cure
Posted 26 September 2011 - 06:58 AM
i use the 5min HL epoxy for bills and line ties,hook hanger etc. i use devcon 2t 30min (from hobby club) for top coat most of the time it will 75/25 devcon and etex makes it brush on smoother and releases bubbles better than devcon by it self just be sure to mix the sh@#t out of it
Posted 26 September 2011 - 07:42 AM
Lurehead.. How does that mix come out? No yellowing? Harder etex? Still have the etex look