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Posted 01 June 2004 - 11:58 AM
Does anyone know what Gary Dee uses to coat his dbaits with, the finish looks very thin.
Posted 01 June 2004 - 03:04 PM
Envirotex-Lite are very good coatings. They are both 2 part epoxies, very clear and glossy. If you warm the epoxy to around 90-100deg(warm water or hair dryer)it will thin down and can be applied with a small brush. If you spread it out over a small area on a piece of stiff plastic or metal it will give you an even longer work time, 40min+. Do not mix or spread it out on cardboard, wood or paper, and don't use a wood stir stick(toothpic,match stick etc.), use plastic or metal only. Use of wood or cardboard will introduce air and contaminates and could adsorb more of one part than the other and give you a bad mix that will not cure right. These coatings will harden to a high gloss and remain flexible so that it doesn't crack easy from impact or sudden changes in temperature and it protects against UV light. You will need to keep the lure rotating so that it doesn't sag or run. (Source Unknown, but this is very accurate information)
Thinned Etex will not crack like epoxy as it stays flexible...
Thats my story and I'm stickin to it!!!
Posted 01 June 2004 - 03:08 PM
Here is some more:
I used to use this stuff building Giant Scale Remote Control Airplanes. I sprays thin and is impervious to water and gas.
Posted 01 June 2004 - 03:38 PM
I dissected a dbait and copied it, everything is the same but I used 2-ton epoxy for the finish, and I believe that the added weight of the epoxy is hurting the action. I tried to put it on very thin but it still seems to thick. I am currently letting one cure with envirotex lite and I hope that it will be a little thinner. Is envirtex lighter than devcon 2-ton?
Posted 01 June 2004 - 11:10 PM
Got this from the Klass Kote site:
Continued, prolonged, outside exposures to ultra-violet light may cause some degree of oxidization (chalking) and/or induce slight color fading. Normal periods of exposure will not affect the film. In most conditions, KLASS KOTE will retain its outstanding protective integrity.
The Devcon is NOT affecting the action of your lure. The problem is somewhere else.
Posted 02 June 2004 - 10:12 AM
Nice post Chip.
May I add thin with fine epoxy thinner.(laquer thinner)
As needed in very small amounts to keep it workable.
I.E. to tacky to brush on smoothly.