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Coating big lures with Devcon.
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Posted 28 March 2005 - 10:07 PM
It's my first post on your board and I'm very happy to be a new member. Does on of you Devcon expert have a trick to coat big Musky plugs with Devcon without making a mess ?
By the the time I get to the other side of the 12" lure the epoxy has started to gell and I get an uneven coat. I guess I could make a few batch to coat the lure but I'm wondering if there is a better way.
Posted 28 March 2005 - 11:47 PM
I use latex rubber gloves to apply the Devcon. I found it's a lot easier to smooth out the devcon with my finger than using the brush. Jim
Posted 28 March 2005 - 11:48 PM
Slimo are you using the 30 minute stuff?
Do NOT use the 5 minute it will turn yellow over time.
after I coat mine I heat it up slightly (2-5 seconds) with a heat gun this will thin the epoxy so you can finish brushing it out. This also causes the epoxy to set sooner. I think it even gets harder whenyou heat it but this is just my opinion.
Posted 29 March 2005 - 09:04 AM
Might not be the most cost effective way, but I use a larger brush for saltwater lures, which can get pretty big.
Posted 29 March 2005 - 09:59 AM
After you thoroughly mix the Devcon pour it on a chilled paint can lid and you will be able to complete your sealing with one batch. I can seal 20 to 24 3" lures with one batch
Posted 29 March 2005 - 05:12 PM
clean your brush with acetone before the devcon sets up and you can re-use them qutie a few times
Posted 29 March 2005 - 07:43 PM
Thank you all , you guys really know your craft!
I took a bit of advice from all your answers and here is what I did:
I use the bottom of a soda can to mix the epoxy, since the can was full of cold soda it kept the Devcon from reacting to quickly. Then I used a bigger brush and I finally heatgunned the whole thing for a few seconds.
The bait looks great!
Posted 01 April 2005 - 10:04 PM
You could use an epoxy that doesn't set so fast, like Envirotek or Flexcoat