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Posted 15 June 2004 - 07:05 PM
First off, Its great to be back after a grueling school schedule. A lot of really cool things, such as the photofinishing process, have come up since my last visit. I was wondering if anyone had tried put some of those Createx Chameleon colors over the photo lures...it could give some glimmer to the lure and make it look a little more like a fish.
Two clearcoating tips:
1.) When doing a glitter topcoat, mix it in with the devcon 2 ton and paint it on (it WILL settle to the bottom under the surface finish if you get the ultra-fine stuff), but first go over your eyes without the glitter. It just gives it a more professional look, I think.
2.) When clearcoating a lure where the line tie and the hook anchors are already in place, bend a paper clip partially straight and use it to clean out the excess that gets in the anchors. You may have to stop the rotation of the bait a couple of times to clean them out, but it saves you from having to cut it out with a blade after it dries hard.
I'll hopefully get my first two custom lures posted soon...
Posted 15 June 2004 - 08:01 PM
Devcon 2 ton is the best there is as far as I am concerned Tally! Hard surface keeps rocks and hooks from damaging my priceless lures...
Posted 15 June 2004 - 08:11 PM
Yep, that is what I use also. While you were away there has been a fued between the Hatfields and McCoys about which is best. I thought I would just razz the boys a little.
Anyway, welcome back and we look forward to seeing your baits.
Posted 15 June 2004 - 08:58 PM
If you want to see the glitter in 2 years you had better use some thing else.
"the Etex devil"
Posted 15 June 2004 - 11:18 PM
You da man.... Keep using that Envirotex!!!! It is the best quality clearcoat that there is. As long as something no larger than a bluegill hits it your lure and it bumps into something no harder than coontail moss your bait will hold up just fine.
Don't worry, it won't yellow.
aka........Devil Anse Hatfield
Posted 16 June 2004 - 12:50 AM
Oh sure Tally, throw some fuel on the fire, lol. I have said enough on this subject, will let Skeeter take over the guns for awhile.
Posted 16 June 2004 - 09:27 AM
Are the baits in your avaitar suposed to be yellow?
Devcon even turns yellow in photos wow............
I will sent you a jig and see if you can damage the finish if you like?
"the Etex Devil"
Posted 16 June 2004 - 06:56 PM
Eww...touchy subject. My avatar is a close-up of a scanned bait of mine, and it has stayed white for about a year and a half, and yes, it has seen its share of sunshine on the casting deck...no yellowing yet. Maybe the only solution is to get someone to do some non-biased experiments with both types...until then I'm standing beside my devcon 2 ton!
Posted 16 June 2004 - 09:42 PM
A non-bias party would have no clue how to work with the Etex.
I hope all are taking this in good fun.
We will use what we use untill we find better.
If you are happy with it, that is what matters.
"The Etex Devil"
Try the dark side and you will never look back.
Almost forgot .........Bass are a Bait fish up here.
Posted 16 June 2004 - 09:51 PM
Well I guess I will apologize. I just couldn't resist stirring the pot. Yes, is just fun. Everyone has their own opinion and the many readers will have to just try them all an figure out which one is for them.
I see it didn't take you long to figure out what I meant and I also noticed that you couldn't resist the temptation yourself. To be real honest, I get a good laugh everytime you guys get on this.
aka "Devcon Dave"
Posted 16 June 2004 - 11:30 PM
Boys, Boys, Boys,
This is a very serious subject. We wouldn't want to steer the new crankbait makers on this site in the wrong direction. As everyone can see.... Richoc and Chip are constantly talking of "The Dark Side" That should be hint enough.
Get that Choirboy look off of your face...... some of us know better.
Sure, I would love to try your jigs. I use them allot in the fall. Do you think they would be dry by then?
Posted 16 June 2004 - 11:54 PM
LMAO! Do I smell something burning?
The Big Dog Barked!!
Posted 17 June 2004 - 10:11 AM
We only say it is the dark side.
Really it is the Clear ," Tuff ", and long lasting side.
But you hethans are hard to get through to.
So by making it seems wrong, we peak your interest.
Those who have found there way, will never go back.
Posted 17 June 2004 - 04:04 PM
Fellers, Fellers, Fellers.......
This etex guru just wants to say that I switched from Devcon to Etex after Cracks and surface failures started appearing in the lures I am supplying to my prostaff. They put lures to the test. Since switching entirely to Etex, No Problems.......
Each must choose what he is most happy with. The first bait I ever coated with Devcon.... Well...I was so proud of how it came out.... Its a beautiful finish, but after the failures with the prostaff I had to use something else that I found superior....
This new Silane based resin coating I am formulating is pretty promising..... so far, so good... Tough Stuff and I have had them under Excellerated Stability Studies with UV lighting for a month now with no yellowing.... These are intense UV lights!
Posted 17 June 2004 - 11:57 PM
I had that type of failure once too with Devcon. I did a post on the problem and the cause. My thought is that somewhere you missed a spot when covering the bait with the Devcon. If I am not mistaken you guys pour the Etex over the bait. This probably ensures a complete coverage over your painted surface rather than brushing it on like I do with Devcon. Once water gets to the wood and the lure starts to swell, the cracks and finish failures will happen.
Posted 18 June 2004 - 07:59 AM
Hey Skeeter, you are doing well with the one handed typing, I guess a little devcon vs. enviro gets the fingers moving. Hope your recovery is going well. Pm me if you need any rehab hints or with any questions.
Posted 18 June 2004 - 10:40 AM
I spray Etex, through a air brush or Brush it on......
Been doing it for 20 years, that way.
Chip is doing the same.
The pouring is for the Bar tops were it is on a level surface.
That is why Chip nicknamed me the "Etex devil" in a previous post.
I liked it, so keeping it.
"The Etex Devil"
Posted 18 June 2004 - 03:02 PM
...well, I've studied both sides of the controversy and am now full enlightened as to the PROS & CONS of using Devcon & Etex; so now I can say with pride, that I will only use either DEV-TEX or EV-CON on all my hardbaits.
[Whoever said a newby has to be confused? ]