I am definitely liking Solarez as a seal coat. I brush a quick coat on and let it soak into the wood then rebrush with another coat. Then I put under the light for 3-4 minutes to cure. I sand lightly and it is ready for paint. I was using etex or d2t but had to wait about 8 hours to sand lightly and paint. Still not sure about Solarez as a top coat. I have coated a couple of lures and I'm not to sure about the finish. I am having some leveling issues. Etex seems to self-level better. Also I get a glossier finish with etex. I would use Solarez for myself if I wanted to fish a lure quicker. Still have to see how it holds up to musky and pike teeth though. Hard water in MN so I will have to wait till summer. As of now if I were to sell my lures I would use etex as a top coat. I feel you get that more store bought look with etex then you do with solarez. I will still keep trying solarez as a top coat in the future to see if I can get a better finish.