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Posted 11 June 2004 - 12:47 PM
them craws shown on your banner look pretty awesome, but I didn't see any on your site, what gives??? how'd you do the patterns on 'em??
Posted 11 June 2004 - 09:21 PM
I have black spinner baits done with devcon, well they are real old,
There eyes look like rust.(white)
Never have been in the sun, never been in the water.
Also have real cool buzzbaits done in both finishes.
They have white bellys, devcon is yellowed, etex is bright white.
I have not bass fished in like 12 years, Walleye addict.
Are you ready to try ETEX?
Then you must not be happy with the devcon.
I order for that bait test to prove any thing you must have a control bait to compare it to.
White uncoated and kept out of the sun.
I am waiting to here the whole finds of the experiment.
Maybe they have improved Devcon some, that would be nice.
Signed "The ETEX Devil"
Posted 11 June 2004 - 11:23 PM
The Craws are just masked on through a template that I made. Thaks for asking.
Dont git me wrong... I am just goofin with you devcon devils! LOL . If you are pleased with it, thats whats important. You baits certainly speak for the quality you put into them...
Regarding the additive, It a little hardware store off the shelf liquid that is added to the etex to greatly excelerate the dry time.
Posted 12 June 2004 - 12:49 AM
Hey me too Chip, I just enjoy the friendly banter. I will be the first to admit that much of what I have learned about bait-building has come from the guys at this website with you contributing considerably. Thank you for the kind words.
I mentioned wanting to try Etex as I have not done so before not because I am unhappy with Devcon. I have used Devcon with good results but am not naive enough to think there isn't something better. I am happy with Devcon but how can I know it's the best if I haven't tried some others? I am currently making the same glider out of poplar, cedar, and mahogany, tomorrow I will know which works best for me. I take the same approach with finishes, hooks, split-rings, eyes, whatever. I tried Flexcoat, didn't like it, also intend to try Etex, Nu-lustre, and any other finish that I feel may improve my finished product.
As far as the sun test is concerned, I covered one half of the bait exposed to the sun with duct tape. And to be honest I consider this to be an "extreme" test as I don't expect many guys toss their baits up on the dash of the pickup for the summer. I expect that most finishes, Etex included, would fail at some point given these same circumstances.
Posted 12 June 2004 - 01:13 PM
I have no trouble at all with Devcon.
Mix with plastic or metal stir in plastic cup.
When it clears, breathe on it a couple times and restir.
It will clear rather quickly, then apply.
Make sure it's Devcon 2 ton epoxy.
Take your time with it,all brush strokes will disapear in the drying process.
I turn my baits for 30 min on the drying wheel.
You want to buy one, I got em to sell or trade.
Posted 12 June 2004 - 10:26 PM
How long have you been using it Terry? Do you have any baits that are several years old?
Posted 12 June 2004 - 10:50 PM
Only problem I have with your control area of the bait.......
It will yellow under the tape as well, it is a time thing also.
Like packaging in a bait shop where the owner is a pipe or cigar smoker.
Wish I could show you guys....Need pics. taken to post.
Scans will not work.
It is a good fast, hard surface, I can not take that away from it.
And as a glue it is tops.
When you test with ETEX please remember that there are some tricks you can learn.
But try it with a open mind and judge the finish for what it is and how it looks.
Heck I still use another "oldie but a goodie" for cranks when needed.
I am awaiting the results of the new stuff Chip was going to work with.
That UV harded.
Heck I even have used a mositure cure urithane, the wetter it gets the
harder it gets.
Very hard to work with, clean up is a killer.
Getting the can open 2 days in a row is a 50/50 chance.
Signed "The ETEX Devil"