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Posted 14 May 2004 - 02:09 PM
Guys I am new to painting and I was wondering what you guys use for clearcoat?Im doing pretty good on painting and starting to get the hang of it.But..The clearcoat is not working very good for me.I have tried a couple different clearcoats from the hobbie shop and tried some clearcoat from Wal-mart and it seems like it is sticky and not holding very good.Thanks for your help.
Posted 14 May 2004 - 02:16 PM
Really all I am doing is repainting some bandits.Im not painting wood lures or anything like that.
Posted 14 May 2004 - 02:19 PM
Aw I am set up for this..... (Nobody laugh!)
I guess you working with a single bait at a time..... to speed up the dry so you dont have to hand turn for 18 hours...
Buy some 30 minute DEVCON "CLEAR". mix it in equal parts and brush it on your bait. If you are hand turning, you will need to turn the bait for about 30 minutes before the epoxy sets up enough to set the bait in a tray.... I use exacto blade handles to hold my baits. You could drill a hole in a block to hold it in after it sets up. Then about 8 to 12 hours later you can handle it.
You can use acetone to clean the epoxy from the brush.
A dremel is great for trimming the epoxy away from the lure eyes......
Now when you get real confident, you email me and I'll tell you about using envirotex...
Take care and good luck!
Posted 14 May 2004 - 03:39 PM
The Devcon clearcoat is called 2 Ton Epoxy.
Like Chip says you will have to rotate your bait
to keep the epoxy from sagging.
I will assume the tn infront of brian stands for Tennessee.
I live in TN, the Columbia area, I have a good friend around
Waverly, and one in Smyrna that make baits.
Are you close, hands on is the best teacher.
And finally, no matter how good your confidence gets, don't call
Chip about Envirotex, he put you on the best stuff to start with.
I believe he has stock in the company.
Donot use the Devcon 5 min epoxy. You probably won't be able
to finish a bait before it starts to set up and it will turn yellow
before the sun comes up.
Posted 14 May 2004 - 03:47 PM
WHaaaaaaaaaaaaaat? Would I try to convince anyone to come over the the "Envirotex" Dark side Hans solo??????
Darth "Chip" Vador": "Luke, I'm your father.....Come over to the Envirotex"
To be honest, I am talking to a coatings company right now about a silane/resin based clearcoat that is UV hardend and sprayable!!! HMMmmmmmm.... want to know my secret?????? this stuff is used on space solar cells to prevent damage and uv discoloration that would damage the cell.......
I came across this material through an R&D project I am working on for space cell development for NASA and the government.
Posted 14 May 2004 - 03:59 PM
Oh man, I can see it now. Right up there next to the Flag Pole and in front of the Moon Rover. a table set up with Chip's fine "out of your word" lures. Pay with space needle technology. Couldn't resist it Chip. LOL
Posted 15 May 2004 - 03:25 PM
Your right Coley.Im one of those Tennesee Boys. Im from Church Hill,Tn.Where can I get some of this Devcon clear at? Im not sure that I have ever heard of that.
Posted 15 May 2004 - 07:31 PM
You can go to a hardware store, hobby shop, etc...
You want to buy: DEVCON 30 Minute Epoxy Clear
Posted 15 May 2004 - 08:10 PM
Well, I found Church Hill on the map.
Up in east TN close to Kingsport.
Walmart has the Devcon your
Posted 16 May 2004 - 10:37 PM
well there is always flex coat, but it has a hazard...eventually if you have enough flex coat on hand you will end up building rods That will definitely slow down the bait painting. On the plus side I only have 1 of my All Star blanks and 1 GUSA DHX blank left to build (out of 6).
Seriously...flex coat is kind of an in-between on the envirotex and the devcon. Gives a nice UV stable finish, a little longer pot life than the devcon, and levels out nicely after about 6-10 hours on the turner (variable).