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final coating for wooden lures/ foamies.
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Posted 27 January 2005 - 04:15 AM
for my wooden lures I use clear polystirene melted in nitro thinner as the final coating after the paint. Unfortunately sometimes, because of the big temperature difference between environment and water, the coating brakes. You must know that I am using acrylic paints diluable in water and I apply themn with a hand brush. It mostly happens when I use aluminium foil ovet the lure's body.
Do you have any solutions for such problem? Maybe another coating options?
Also woul like to ask for a coating solution for foamies.
I shure thing will appreciate your help.
Kind Regards from Romania,
Posted 27 January 2005 - 05:23 AM
Welcome aboard Stefan. Share some photos of your creation here too, post it in the galleries.
Most guys here use Envirotex Lite or Devcon (in alphebatical order, not preferance, if you're here long enough or search the forum you'll unserstand this footnote better ). Do a search for Etex and Devcon, you'll find tons of info on these stuff.
Other options include uretherane base lacquer, auto clear coat. Mentions of UV cured adhesive/epoxy, marine grade gel coats etc. though these are the less common choices.
Hope this helps. The fomies Q I'll leave to the experts in this field, I've never done any yet.
Posted 27 January 2005 - 06:58 AM
many thanks. Unfortunately, these brand doesn't sound familiar at all for me. However I will try to find what is behind the name (chemically speaking).
What paints do you use? with these coatings?
Regarding the pictures, they will be available on my website starting with the second half of february.
Until then I will try to post some.
Many thanks and
Posted 27 January 2005 - 07:18 AM
Devcon is a two part epoxy resin glue in the states it can be found a Wal-mart stores. It comes in dual plastic syringes. Other epoxy's would work as a top coat but yellow over time.
The E-tex is a two part pour on finish commonly used for bar or table tops made by Enviromental Technology's. Here it can be found at most hardware or hobby stores.
I hope this helps you,
Posted 27 January 2005 - 02:07 PM
many thanks for the information.
LaPala, I will try to attach a picture of one of my lures. It's name is Judas, and swims like a serpent. it's 2'' long and weights around 5/32 oz. It is targeted for asp and chub, two species of predator common for the rivers I fish in.