Solarez Uv Top Coat
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Posted 25 October 2012 - 09:22 AM
It sounds like it is self leveling? I assume the brush marks disappear when brushed on?
Posted 25 October 2012 - 01:20 PM
I wonder if four 45 second or six 30 second cures, etc. would make it even smoother?
If this all works out I can see making a UV curing box with a timer to control the on/off cycles.
Posted 25 October 2012 - 06:53 PM
Don't know if it will make it smoother ...it will be clearer/glossier. It sets up smooth regardless of how I cure mine
Posted 25 October 2012 - 07:00 PM
I may have to add this to the arsenal myself.... I have been alternating between my ACC and D2T... My DN went south on me... I had an extended period of time away from the bench but I'm getting back on it now... My DN didn't survive "vacation"...
Posted 26 October 2012 - 07:46 AM
I don't know how to post a photo to this thread. Here is a link to BassBoatCentral thread where I posted one using a 30 second on 30 second off curing cycle...10 cycles. It came out really clear and glossy:
(the photos are at the end of the thread!)
Edited by Cougarftd, 26 October 2012 - 07:48 AM.
Posted 26 October 2012 - 09:52 AM
It looks like the vinyl ester epoxy UV cure resin on their website could possibly work also. Product # 71590.
Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:11 PM
Yep,I ordered some of this a few days back, figured I should stay with resin I know a little about, I believe Devcon, AFC, E-Tex etc are all epoxie's and as we know they all have great gloss compared to any polyester resin.
Whatever we use here, the UV cure should be a real bonus, and as someone said, someone will figure out how to level, paint, spray and cure it to a gloss
Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:53 PM
It sounds like Cougarftd is on to getting it glossy with many short uv exposures...Nathan
Posted 26 October 2012 - 07:10 PM
I got mine in today to play with. I tried a reptile basking light (50w) from Petsmart, but it never cured. The bulb said it emits UVA. I haven't had a chance to try it in sunlight yet.
To make sure I'm doing this right, the website says either UV light or MEKP catalyst.
However, the container says to add 1% MEKP for the UV cure???
So are you guys adding MEKP then?
Posted 26 October 2012 - 07:20 PM
NO, not adding anything but uv rays. Cured good in the sun, great under the light
Posted 26 October 2012 - 08:40 PM
It is called "salon edge " purchased on eBay, it was around $20 (plus shipping). It is used for sculpted nails in beauty salons but is perfect for curing this stuff. Has a timer on it as well, 4 uv lamps and reflective material. Has about 21/2" of clearance.
Posted 28 October 2012 - 12:06 PM
Nathan et. al.,
I seem to remember that this was the stuff (or similar) that Tim and Jeff used on their commercial line of baits. Hopefully if true one or both could chime in with their experience..
Posted 28 October 2012 - 03:53 PM
We did us a UV curing operation on our production baits. Ours was a UV epoxy that we dipped in, and hung the lure on a rotating conveyor that went in front of a rather strong uv curing lamp. The lure would dry in 5 seconds. We did have one bad experince with some bad epoxy. But other than that, worked for us. I think this stuff is a Polyester Gloss Resin. I haven't tried it. It might be great stuff.
Posted 28 October 2012 - 07:13 PM
A-Mac I believe that the reptile light emits mostly UVB light and that is why it did not cure
Posted 28 October 2012 - 07:31 PM
There used to be a company that was called Hellnor......it was in California that delt with Uv cured coatings The only drawbacks were that the equipment and the coatings were expensive.....and I didnt think that the coating adhered to the bait all that well......
Posted 28 October 2012 - 07:58 PM
The uv light I am using was $20, the uv cure clear is $25 for a quart, I had to smack it pretty hard with a pair of pliers to get it to crack/chip. Normal fishing running against rocks it seemed to hold up well. Still need more time with it but early result looks good.