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Finishing A Photo Finish?!?!?

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#1 floridabassteen


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Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:06 PM

what do you guys use to finish and get that hard clear glossy finish on your photo finishs?? poly uerthane is not working for me!

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:19 PM

I use etex

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:03 PM

D2T leaves a hard, glossy finish. I usually apply a coat of D2T to level the foiled edges. I then paint the top and belly of the lure to blend in with the foil. That is followed by several coats of auto clear.

But D2T is a good top coat on it's own if your not fishing for toothy critters like pike and musky as their sharp teeth can crack the hard shell of D2T. Lot of the guys here at TU use Etex when fishing for those sharp toothed fish. The Etex doesn't get as hard as the D2T and it holds up better for the fish mentioned above.


Edited by RayburnGuy, 27 January 2012 - 03:05 PM.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 07:04 PM

For clarification: Etex = Envirotex Lite, D2T = Devcon 2-ton 30 minute. Both are epoxies. Doing a search for both will give you loads of information to read.


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Posted 27 January 2012 - 08:50 PM

I use Etex for mine. After applying the images, I try to closely match the back and belly, to the baitfish color.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 09:19 PM

I use bob smiths 30 min slow cure works great