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spraying epoxy

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i was just wondering if an of you spray the epoxy instead of brushing. also do you think i still need a drying wheel if i spray.

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I spray a 2 part polyamide epoxy that I get at a local paint store. No thinning. I spray with a small paint gun, not an air brush. I am spaying painted leadheads. It puts a gloss on and is very durable. I don't have any trouble with running. It is just one coat, but it looks and covers good for what I am doing

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The brand is Coronado. I get it a Dugan paints. Around $50 for a 2 gal kit, 1 to 1 ratio. Takes about 10 to 15 hrs to set up at room temp.

I powder paint jigs (and bake), then some I spray with vinyl and put the epoxy over the top. I think the epoxy is just as durable as the powder.

I think it is great for jigs and spinnerbaits. Component sells a 2 part polyamide epoxy that is the same as I use.

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How is the clean-up? Are you using just a larger spray gun (like a big Paasche) or an actual HVLP gun?

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Hi all,

I've been spraying epoxy for about 6 months now and you'll still need a drying wheel.Just make sure you use epoxy thinners.Also it's easy to miss bits so I allways spray twice.It still only uses half the amount compared to dipping.

Barramundi

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My spray gun is gravity fed Cambell Hausfeld, Modle DH7600. It is called a touch up gun. It is smaller than a regular gravity fed, but bigger than an air brush. I bought it at Wal-Mart for about $50.

At the Cambell Housfeld website it sells for $69.95

http://www.chpower.com/

I don't thin mine because it is thin enough to spray. I clean with laquer thinner. It cleans up about the same as paint.

Barramundi what kind of epoxy do you use? It sounds like yours is thicker than mine.

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I have sprayed etex with a cheep airbrush, Rich told me his secret and it works great. The dry time is when it hits you lure it is drying working time 10Min. The only problem for me is I need a thick clear coat for musky lures. I use it on my salmon and walleye baits.

Thanks Rich.

-Corey

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Hi Dave,

Iam also using a gravity fed touchup gun.The stuff I use is called "pour on gloss" and has the viscosity of honey.

Barramundi

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