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Posted 04 March 2012 - 08:20 AM
Seems like almost everybody does it the same way. I can't add any different technique but I can tell you how to be cheap. I save the containers from the the little cheese & cracker snacks. I use the container to mix the d2t in and the plastic stick that comes with it is useful for mixing . Use the small section of the container , less area = easier mixing & less waste of epoxy.I use flux brushes, just pull out any loose bristles.
Posted 04 March 2012 - 11:17 AM
A tip I read about when I first joined this board 4 or 5 years ago, if you do find you have a holiday or small part where the paint is exposed, you can mix a little dab of 5 minute epoxy and just lightly dab it on the exposed area of the bait and use scotch tap, the cloudy stuff not the clear and just place it over that area and let it sit an hour to make sure the 5 minute has set up well enough. Remove the tape and it apears seemless. If done perfectly you can't see there was a "repair". That way you don't have to start all over.
Posted 04 March 2012 - 08:01 PM
Bob, I still get nervous when doing epoxy. In fact, I'm so nervous that I can't remember to put the eyes on first about half the time. I lay out the lures that I want to coat and it doesn't matter if it's 2 or 22...I still find myself tryin to get 'em all done. I've finally realized my limitations, so, maybe things will get better.
Posted 04 March 2012 - 10:18 PM
i see you use 5 min epoxy to fix the bad part only thing wrong is 5 min epoxy its not waterproof the 30 min d2 is waterproof so water can get to the paint
Posted 05 March 2012 - 11:26 AM
I wouldn't use 5 min epoxy because it really looks ugly after awhile. It doesn't just yellow, it turns brown. I won't even use it to mount lips in lures because of that.
Edited by BobP, 05 March 2012 - 11:28 AM.
Posted 05 March 2012 - 02:29 PM
I use cheap flux brushes and D2T. I thin it a bit with DA and brush nose to tail.
I aint fast enough to do more than two baits at a time.
My dryer is a rotissarie with alligator clips on the ends of the skewers that came with the unit. Baits wont flip or twist if I clip to the lip.