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Solarez Uv Top Coat
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Posted 17 October 2012 - 09:00 AM
I moved the discussion of this product here from the "Amazing Clear Cast" post...That should help with future searches...Nathan
Posted 17 October 2012 - 11:20 AM
I forgot to mention I orderd some yesterday along with the light bulb on the site.I figure if this works out well I'll order tanning bed lights and build a fixture ...I'll keep you updated on my findings...Nathan
Posted 17 October 2012 - 06:52 PM
I ordered yesterday myself along w/ a nail dryer from ebay. Just like you, this works as advertised, I will upgrade the curing system and crank them out. I can paint 20 baits a day but, epoxy topcoating really slows the process down.
Posted 18 October 2012 - 01:38 PM
Is this something that you would dip,spray or brush?
Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:52 PM
If you check out page 4 (I think)of the "amazing Clear Cast" post there is a link to this stuff.It can be sprayed or brushed however it says it can be thinned by nuking it for a few seconds in a microwave.. I'm hoping after heating I can dip it...Nathan
Posted 21 October 2012 - 11:16 AM
Ok...if this stuff holds up to an immersion test (which I am doing now) this will be my clear going forward. No mixing, I put it on with a brush but you can spray it. It is lighter than epoxy, it is extremely hard after only 10 minutes of dry time (I just put it in the sunlite and spun it every 2-3 minutes so that each part of the bait hit direct sunlight for a few minutes). There is no mixing no waste...very little goes a long way. You do not have to place it on a wheel (it does not run or sag). It seems much lighter, adds no significant weight to bait ( I put it on a postage scale). The only difference in the finish from epoxy is that this seems to give a satin finish instead of a high gloss finish (don't know if that is a deal breaker for some). I really like it. Can't wait to bang it off the rocks! Here are the photos of 3 baits I put it on ...Don't hate on the paint jobs, I didn't want to spend too much time on the paint in case this stuff did not work...I have no doubt I would put this on my best paint!
Posted 21 October 2012 - 12:11 PM
I would be very interested in hearing back from early users about how Solarez holds up in the field.
Posted 21 October 2012 - 12:39 PM
I have had it under water for almost 12 hours. The finish has not clouded up one bit, same as when I put it on. I have 2 coats on it. Levels out real nice ... No brush marks or sags/runs. I spoke to one person who has field tested along a bunch of rock banks and he said it will scratch but will not chip or lift.
Posted 21 October 2012 - 09:15 PM
A submersion test is valuable. Thanks! I'm also interested in how impact resistant it is and if anyone has an idea of its hardness (aka shore hardness D) compared to epoxy or urethanes, that would put the cherry on top.
Posted 21 October 2012 - 09:35 PM
This could be some good stuff right here. I'll stay tuned for the final word or a few weeks before I need to order more CC
Posted 22 October 2012 - 12:19 AM
Sound awesome! Thinking of ordering some myself. You guys are great for sharing this info.
Posted 22 October 2012 - 09:09 AM
I get so much info from all you guys ...nice to be able to share some back. Hope this stuff holds up against rip-rap Banks. So much easier to use (for me).
Posted 22 October 2012 - 01:15 PM
What about the odor? Have you been using it indoors?
Posted 22 October 2012 - 02:42 PM
It does have an odor, I use my mask (respirator) and ventilation. I put on one coat outdoors. Smell seems to go away quickly after you close up the jar. No smell after resin is cured.
Posted 22 October 2012 - 04:34 PM
This stuff sounds perfect. Heck, I haven't even had the time to test the ACC. Looking forward to hearing more about this magical "no hassle" just-add-light clear coat.
FYI Nathan, I've always appreciated your sunfish lure. I remember reading about it in tackle tour if I'm not mistaken.
Posted 22 October 2012 - 06:58 PM
Does this stuff work over water based (createx) paints?
Posted 22 October 2012 - 07:20 PM
Posted 22 October 2012 - 07:26 PM
I use createx and it works fine over that, polytranspar, among others
Posted 22 October 2012 - 10:13 PM
The Solarez "weenie" paste looks promising too!
I'm thinking about getting some to use on filling ballast holes (in resin lures).