Solarez Uv Top Coat
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:31 PM
Why not do both sides at the same time and do 10 at a time on a rotating table. Just keep them rotating till cured, keeping light on one lure at a time as it moves by. Just adjust speed to curing time. Might take 10 minutes, but at 10 lures thats 1 minute each. Thats what I am shooting for.
Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:40 PM
Does solarez seem to add more or less weight to the lure than devcon 2ton or is it the same?
Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:06 PM
Considerably less it is a thinner product.You'll need a couple coats but with a cure time of a few minutes it's no big deal...Nathan
Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:00 AM
How soon after curing can you fish a lure that's coated with Solarez?
Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:09 AM
As soon As it is cured.In theory... Using PVC you could build,paint top coat and fish a lure in just a couple of hours...the hold up would be the paint drying...Nathan
Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:26 PM
Has anyone used solarez for sealing wood and making blank smooth for painting? Also I think hazmail was trying the solarez epoxy. If you see this hazmail how's that working for you?
Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:27 PM
Roughly how long does it take the solarez to cure with the 51 led uv flashlight?
Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:18 AM
I used it to seal some old baits I am restoring for a friend. I heated it up and put 2 thin coats on . It leveled really nice and ended up with a nice hard seal coat. It took the paint really well and finished up with 2 coats for a clear coat. I think it turned out ok. image.jpg 78.87KB 182 downloads
Edited by Cougarftd, 17 November 2012 - 08:21 AM.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:58 PM
I am trying the low voc/odor dual cure polyester resin. I have tried curing it in the sun, with a 51 led uv flashlight, and a uv fluorescent blacklight and none of these ways are working. Surface remains tacky and I can leave my fingerprints in it. I can also push my fingernail into it. I have left it to cure in these 3 ways for alot longer than the 3 minutes that the bottle states. Maybe I am using the wrong solarez product. So far I am not impressed!!!!!! I have spent some money on the product and two different lights with no success. Might have to go back to etex, even with longer cure time and two part mixing I get better results.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:02 PM
Have you tried contacting the manufacturer to see if they might know what's wrong? Could be you got a bad batch.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:10 PM
I fired off an email tonight to solarez. Hopefully I get a response. I talked to them before I ordered this to see what product they would recommend. This was one of three. Might have to try the other two.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:28 PM
You want to stick with their products that say "cures to a bone dry finish" or else they may be tacky.
Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:20 AM
Has anyone tested how well Solarez Top Coat covers flat eyes? Does it fill around the edges like I would expect it would.
Has anyone lost an eye out of their lure yet while casting?
Just awaiting feedback on this product. Thanks a lot!
Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:05 AM
Yes it covers the edges in 2 coats, I don't see how you would lose an eye anymore than D2T
Edited by Cougarftd, 20 November 2012 - 06:08 AM.
Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:27 AM
Is it as brittle as D2T?
Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:52 AM
I'm still playing around with this stuff..but it doesn't seem to me near as brittle.Save your money on that light bulb they sell..I can't get the product to set up all the way using it...I have to stick the baits out side to get them to set up all the way...I can see my self building a drying box...Nathan